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Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:12 pm

You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but Rolling Stone has created a lot of controversy and backlash with the cover of its latest magazine.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:44 pm

Rolling Stone invites controversy. I think this goes too far. As someone said, honour the victims. But that wouldn't draw this attention.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:03 pm

I dont read magazines, but I always thought rolling stone was supposed to be about music???
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Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:18 pm

KnowItAll wrote:I dont read magazines, but I always thought rolling stone was supposed to be about music???
Not by a long shot; it was founded out of the 1960s counterculture and it's been that way pretty much from day 1, in varying degrees over the years.
Sports can be a peculiar thing. When partaking in fiction, like a book or movie, we adopt a "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" for enjoyment's sake. There's a similar force at work in sports: "Willing Suspension of Rationality". If you doubt this, listen to any conversation between rival team fans. You even see it among fans of the same team. Fans argue over who's the better QB or goalie, and selectively cite stats that support their views while ignoring those that don't.

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Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:33 pm

I guess whatever it takes to sell.

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:50 am

sj-roc wrote:
KnowItAll wrote:I dont read magazines, but I always thought rolling stone was supposed to be about music???
Not by a long shot; it was founded out of the 1960s counterculture and it's been that way pretty much from day 1, in varying degrees over the years.
That certainly is a slap in the face to their entire country and espec. victims and their families and friends - many of whom will be scarred for life.

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:04 am

Toppy Vann wrote:That certainly is a slap in the face to their entire country and espec. victims and their families and friends - many of whom will be scarred for life.
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 7484.story

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Sports can be a peculiar thing. When partaking in fiction, like a book or movie, we adopt a "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" for enjoyment's sake. There's a similar force at work in sports: "Willing Suspension of Rationality". If you doubt this, listen to any conversation between rival team fans. You even see it among fans of the same team. Fans argue over who's the better QB or goalie, and selectively cite stats that support their views while ignoring those that don't.

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Apparently the magaizine has a history of printing dicey type covers including a Charles Manson cover back in the seventies. Again its a personal issue, if it offends you don't buy a copy. It doesn't offend me and I won't be buying a copy.

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Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:01 pm

In this case, I don't mind it. Rolling Stone is a magazine, a commercial enterprise and like it or not, people are going to be curious about why this young man and his brother did what they did. I don't agree with their actions, they were cowardly and shameful, but a picture of them isn't going to threaten me. His picture has been in the papers, on TV so why not a magazine? I think that the real issue is that "Rolling Stone" has that iconic status and it's cover is something akin to the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. Some consider it a mark of honour to be on the cover. It isn't meant to be some kind of award, it is meant to be reflection of what is current and of interest. That includes both the famous and infamous.
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Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:42 am

Time magazine had Hitler on its cover in 1939, when he was declared Man of the Year. Same Time cover for Stalin in 1943, also Man of the Year. Cover pictures like these, and Tsarnaev's, do not suggest approval or admiration, but rather newsworthiness.

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:52 pm

South Pender wrote:Time magazine had Hitler on its cover in 1939, when he was declared Man of the Year. Same Time cover for Stalin in 1943, also Man of the Year. Cover pictures like these, and Tsarnaev's, do not suggest approval or admiration, but rather newsworthiness.
Despite the fact that Time made it clear that it is NOT an honour to be selected but rather a person, group, idea or object that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year, the magazine got so much backlash when contemplated they considered selecting Osama bin Laden for 2001. In the end though they chose Rudolph Giuliani to make America happy but in all fairness, I dare say bin Laden caused a lot more influence in 2001 than Giuliani did.
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改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:25 pm

R.I.P. David Henneberry who passed away today at the age of 70.

He's the man in Suburban Boston who found the surviving brother of the Boston Marathon bombers hiding in his boat.

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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你狗年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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