Credit: Greater Boston

Did 'Rolling Stone' Cross the Line, or Is the Outrage Misplaced?

July 18, 2013

This week, Rolling Stone took its alternative point of view to new dimensions, printing a flattering photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. 

While the story itself looks at how a seemingly normal teenager could turn terrorist, its the cover that's touching people's outrage button. 

Jeffrey Melnick, an American studies professor at UMass Boston, and Scott Kearnan, a blogger at, joined Greater Boston to discuss the cover. 

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