July 17, 2013, - 2:18 pm
Rolling Stone magazine, which called me, “That Jew Lady,” after 9/11, is a dying magazine. Nobody reads it. It gets an occasional moment in the sun, when it published an embarrassing comment (calling Joe Biden, “Senator Bite Me”) that forced a U.S. general in Afghanistan to resign. And recently, the magazine enjoyed stoking conspiracy theories galore against the Obama administration over a reporter that died in a car accident (um, when has Rolling Stone EVER attacked Obama? Magazine Owner Jan Wenner’s a huge Obamanik). Now Rolling Stone features Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its latest cover, giving him the glamorous rock star cover boy treatment, romanticizing him as if he’s just a stoned lead singer of a band instead of an Islamic terrorist who blew up nearly 300 Americans, wounding hundreds and murdering four (including a security guard later on).
Rolling Stone is reveling in the attention the controversy has brought its dying brand, and clearly picked the cover by design for that purpose. And so I give kudos to CVS for refusing to carry the issue featuring Tsarnaev on the cover. Finally, a retailer has some guts, though it’s too bad the retailer doesn’t just dump Rolling Stone altogether, which would be an even more appropriate move. I’m glad CVS displayed corporate courage rarely shown in a politically correct world in which Islamic terrorists are “freedom fighters” and “legitimate resistance” and other such baloney terms.
Following a flurry of negative comments online, CVS Pharmacy announced it won’t be selling this month’s issue of Rolling Stone in their stores. ” As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones,” it said on a statement on Facebook.
The thing is, Rolling Stone will probably sell more of this issue and get more traffic to its website than ever. That’s why they whored themselves out to Tsarnaev like one of those disgusting “Free Jahar” chicks.
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