posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 02:14 PM
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Rocker2013
I have to mostly agree with you, but I think there're other motives here. They didn't just print his face on their cover randomly. Why didn't they
show a picture of the carnage instead? They could have shown a picture that was more neutral. IMHO, they're trying to portray him as a misguided
youth. Why else would they show a "self-portrait" of him? Why not show him after he was arrested? It wouldn't show him in such a pleasant light.
The cover makes him look almost normal.
Think about that. They're trying to say he's "almost" normal. He's just a boy that got caught up in islam and was letdown by his family. We
should feel sorry for him.....
So while I agree they have the freedom to do this, I have the freedom to not buy their magazine.
edit on 17-7-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no
The story is about him, how he became radicalized, how he was once a promising young student and how his friends STILL cannot understand how he became
That is why he is on the cover, the story is not about the events of that day nor the victims of the attack, it's about him and what must have been
going on in his mind to make him do what he did.
Like it or not, there is more than one side to this story. I know people are emotive and lashing out, but it's actually pretty shocking to the see
the mass American public attacking journalism as they are.
Of course you have the freedom to not buy it
That's not the debate here.
The debate is about journalism, how people are attacking it when it causes them to ask hard questions, or when they feel social pressure to do so.
IT'S JUST A F'ING MAGAZINE COVER!
I've been reading the completely irrational and emotive rubbish on Twitter, and I have to say that America is indeed doomed. People are attacking
journalism, supporting a propaganda press, following an emotive mob and joining in the mass attack on the media.
America is seemingly full of ignorant fools who don't understand what JOURNALISM is.