Tsarnaev on Rolling Stone Magazine

Regarding the controversial Rolling Stone cover, which features an attractive photo of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the New York Times editorialized Friday:

Maybe the hysteria about Rolling Stone’s August issue is heat-wave induced. That’s the only charitable explanation for the stampede of critics who have been accusing Rolling Stone editors of trying to turn Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of the Boston Marathon bombing, into a rock star merely by putting him on the issue’s cover. …

[S]ingling out one magazine issue for shunning is over the top, especially since the photo has already appeared in a lot of prominent places, including the front page of this newspaper, without an outcry. As any seasoned reader should know, magazine covers are not endorsements.

@eScarry