The Rolling Stone magazine‘s cover Photograph of the Boston Marathon Bomber
and the write -up that ”how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster created a stir alleging that it glamorizes Terrorism.
But the earlier photos of Tsarnaev by Rolling Stones were picked up by other magazines and Electronic media as well
They also published live coverage of the manhunt.
I had also published a post on this subject.
There is a thin line separating glamorization of a terrorist and factual reporting.
How one takes the words used in a story is left for the individual.
If mere reporting is done, no body would read it,
However the part hinting that he was a nice boy and his going astray was because of his parents, Family is unfounded and misleading.
In the same vein one can justify every criminal action by portraying the accused sympathetically .
Media must have the sagacity to draw a line between a gripping story and innuendo and assumptions.
The Photograph of the Boston Bomber , published by Rolling Stone.
A comment .
*This is good journalism, as the photo depicts the same Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that The Post and the New York Times — and others — depicted in deeply reported pieces. That is, a regular, good guy with friends, interests and activities — a “joker,” even.*Showing this alleged bomber in his full humanity makes him appear even more menacing.
This is not the first time Rolling Stone has featured a notorious figure on its cover in what might be described as a “glamorous” posture. As The Awl’s Choire Sicha pointed out on Twitter, the magazine featured a stoic-looking Charles Manson on its cover in June, 1970.
To add spice to this, Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, a tactical photographer, released never-before-seen photos of Tsarnaev being taken into custody.
The Officer as promptly dismissed, some resigned.
For more Photos by the Police, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/19/mass-cop-suspended-releasing-photos-dzhokhar-tsarn/