Bad Moments In Rolling Stone Covers

You have probably already heard about the infamous Rolling Stone issue featuring Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, in a glam shot a la a young Jim Morrison.

I certainly do not have much to add beyond the chorus of disgust already voiced on the internet.

In this new feature, I reveal Rolling Stone issues and covers that almost made it to print, and were pulled only at the very last minute.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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  • E Pluribus Beagle

    In the same way the left is vaguely pro Assad, the left is vaguely pro terrorist bombing in the US. Anything that’s anti American is more or less ok with them. It’s charming. It’s heroic it’s the new Che T-shirt.

    • http://none Curtis

      Yes, E P Beagle you are correct. Everything that America has stood for is rooted in avarice, racism, & domination – therefore, flawed. This includes our traditional alliance with the state of Israel.

      I further submit that this is the operational philosophy of the current president of the U S.

      • Norman B.

        In what way is is the “traditional” American alliance with Israel rooted in avarice, racism and domination? Please explain.

        • http://none Curtis

          I don’t think the U S is wrong in it’s alliance with Israel – the left does. And they, as shown all the time on this website, try to promote Israel as the wrongdoer in the middle east.
          And our highest elected official has been giving Israel the finger since day one.

          • Norman B.

            Thanks for the clarification.

      • E Pluribus Beagle

        I would have to say there are distinct differences between the world view of the far left in America and how the world and the nation actually act and appear. A person on the far left would agree – they would simply differ which world view is better than the other. For example, Obama is decidedly pro Muslim Brotherhood. Their version of fascism and cruelty is the one he’s chosen. And most likely some other President less leftist would prefer the Army or Mubarek. Similarly, while Pinochet killed fewer people than Che and did more for the Chilean economy than Che did for Cuba – leftist history has clearly made its preferences known. Were one to strip away ideology and look solely at the dull numbers one might not draw the same conclusion as every college student in America but there you have it.

        So yes, all one need do is toddle off to Huffington Post and read the comments about Syria to understand that their support of Assad or Iran or Hezbollah is directly in proportion to how vocal those states opposition to America or Israel is. It’s like the Marx Brother’s song “Whatever it is, I’m against it!”

        Is the Boston bomber a hero? Why yes, to many people he is, and some of them are white liberal urban and suburban Americans.

  • Norman B.

    Since Rolling Stone publisher Wenner admits to being gay, I wonder how his tastes played a role in putting Tsarnaev on the cover.

    • Edward

      jan wenner, dumped his wife and children for a man.

      jan wenner hates anything normal and respectable – thus he rejection of his family to love a man and hate America and Western civilization.

      Todays music is crap – and that is reflected in the soon to be defunct rolling stone magazine.

      • Jim from Iowa

        This thread is becoming a bit tattered and torn by your post, Edward. I agree that the Rolling Stone cover is offensive, glamorizes a guy who terrorized innocent people in Boston, and strays from their main focus of music and popular culture. But how did we get to your point that it is not respectable for one man to love another? It’s not too late to put your money where your mouth is, though. You could still provide financial support to the now ex-ex-gay ministry Exodus International which is still an organization but no longer tries to convert gay people to straight, since they now admit it doesn’t work and that their organization has hurt a lot of people in their past efforts.

  • Dafna Yee

    Keep things in perspective. This cover, while in very poor taste (not that I ever had any high expectations), is just struggling to stay alive like every other media in print and someone came up with a gimmick for attention that obviously worked. It’s not representative of the liberal mindset, has nothing to do with Obama, and is completely unrelated to US-Israel relations. I’m also certain that the decision to use that picture had nothing whatsoever to do with Wenner’s sexual orientation. The only reason they’re in business is to sell their magazine and they hope that this controversy will work. Period. End of story.

    • Edward

      Using your logic, RS should print a headshot of osama bin laden.

      It’s idiotic to think that negative press is positive.

      Unless RS mag is aiming for the islamist audience. Will every issue of RS will contain a hadith from the koran too?

      • Dafna Yee

        I’m certain that if they could get, or could have gotten, a headshot of Bin Laden, RS would have made every possible effort to show it on their cover! To think otherwise, especially after seeing the examples that Aussie Dave displayed for us that almost made the cover, is showing your ignorance of advertising and the benefits of exposure, even when the subject is negative!! (And yes, many people believe that ANY publicity is GOOD publicity!!)

        • http://www.israellycool.com/ Aussie Dave

          You do realize the examples that “almost made the cover” are not real and are my attempts at satire?

          • Dafna Yee

            No, actually I hadn’t realized they were satire. But I’ll still stick to my position, that many people believe that there is no negative publiciy, any coverage is a positive thing, and that putting the Boston bomber’s face on the cover of RS, had much more to do with advertisement and the bottom line, than making a stand for liberals.

          • Jim from Iowa

            They were well done, Dave. I enjoy your work very much.

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