Rolling Stone cover of accused Boston bomber draws outrage
By Scott Malone, Reuters
BOSTON- Boston officials reacted with outrage Wednesday to an upcoming cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine featuring an image of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that was described by Mayor Thomas Menino as “a disgrace.”
While the magazine defended its decision, drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp refused to sell it.
“It’s a total disgrace, that cover of Rolling Stone,” Menino told reporters at the opening of a rail station. “It should have been about survivors or first responders. Why are we glorifying a guy who created mayhem in the city of Boston? I am going to be in touch with the publishers and tell them how I feel about it.”
Tsarnaev is the survivor of a pair of brothers accused of carrying out the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001, killing three people and injuring more than 260 at the Boston Marathon on April 15 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs.