Thursday, July 18, 2013

The pc police attack Rolling Stone

It amazes me that there is outrage over the cover of the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone which features a picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The picture which the suspect shot himself and has appeared on the New York Times shows a young man with un-kept long hair and needing a shave. He looks like a rock star rather than a terrorist. The caption for the story on the cover reads,

"THE BOMBER" "How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by his Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster."

So there's nothing on the cover of the Rolling Stone glamorizing Tsarnaev with maybe the exception of the photograph. But The Rolling Stone is practicing journalism. Not propaganda for the state. So the purpose is to tell the truth. The cover accurately describes what happened. And the photo shows a picture of a person who doesn't look like a terrorist but will become one. Again, that's accurate. He was a young attractive kid who will turn into a monster.

That attack by the pc (political correct) police on The Rolling Stone is more damaging than the photograph. The reason is that the pc crowd is practicing a form of censorship. The damage? It occurs to the truth. If you are a liberal, go buy a copy of this Rolling Stone. Being liberal means you believe in free speech. Support it.

In the meantime, enjoy Stephen Colbert's commentary. He reminds us that Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Roman Polanski were once on the cover of The Rolling Stone. Stephen Colbert was also on the cover.

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