Boston bomber cover doubles Rolling Stone sales

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According to numbers released by the Magazine Information Network, Rolling Stone’s decision to put an alleged terrorist on its August cover helped double the magazine’s sales.

The controversial cover featuring Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has sold 13,232 copies from newsstands.

These numbers have come despite the fact that stores like CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walgreens refused to sell the issue.

Critics of the cover have attacked Rolling Stone’s decision to portray the 19-year-old alleged terrorist as a rock star, pointing to the similarities of the Tsarnev cover to a famous one featuring Jim Morrison.

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