Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rolling Stone’s Tsarnaev cover is great journalism: Star's Heather Mallick

The Star's Heather Mallick on the controversial cover:

"The scattered American anger directed at Rolling Stone magazine for its cover photo of alleged terrorist bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is absurd.
"It’s an attack on good journalism, no change there, but I suspect much of it arises from a misunderstanding.
"The Tsarnaev capture photo leaked by the out-of-control Boston cop is the romanticized Hollywood screenshot.
"The Rolling Stone cover shot is the real thing. There were a handful of Tsarnaev photos, all previously published, and Rolling Stone picked one, a selfie, meaning he took it himself in that narcissistic teenage tic expressly designed to irritate grown-ups. . .

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