Rolling Stone's Boston Bomber Cover

  • Aired:  07/17/13
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Up until now, Rolling Stone's covers always featured role models like Roman Polanski, O.J. Simpson or Charles Manson. (3:13)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN,

STEPHEN!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

PLEASE, SIT DOWN.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

PLEASE, PLEASE.

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

FOLKS, YOU KNOW, THE COVER OF

"ROLLING STONE" MAGAZINE HAS

LONG BEEN A CULTURAL LANDMARK

DATING ALL THE WAY BACK TO 2006

WHEN IT FEATURED ME ALONG

WITH... I WANT TO SAY TOM DAILY?

HE MAKES MOVIES NOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

SO WHEN A ROLLING STONE COVER

FEATURES SOMETHING

CONTROVERSIAL, PEOPLE NOTICE.

>> ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE IS

CAUSING A BIG STIR WITH ITS

NEWEST EDITION FEATURING THE

SURVIVING BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBING SUSPECT.

THE AUGUST 3 ISSUE FEATURES A

COVER OF A PHOTO OF DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV THAT HE TOOK HIMSELF.

>> THIS ELECTION OF AUGUST COVER

BOY HAS GENERATED THOUSANDS OF

NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON ROLLING

STONE'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

>> THEY ARE CALLING FOR A

BOYCOTT OF A MAGAZINE.

>> ORGANIZING A BOYCOTT OF A

MAGAZINE IS NO EASY TASK

BECAUSE, FIRST, YOU HAVE TO FIND

SOMEONE WHO BUYS MAGAZINES.

NOW, FOLKS, I UNDERSTAND WHY

PEOPLE ARE ANGRY THAT DZHOKHAR

TSARNAEV IS ON THE COVER BECAUSE

UP UNTIL NOW ROLLING STONE'S

COVERS ALWAYS FEATURED ROLE

MODELS LIKE ROMAN POLANSKI, O.J.

SIMPSON OR CHARLES MANSON.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

WHY HENT THAT DUDE PUT OUT ANY

GOOD MUSIC LATELY?

HE WAS MY FAVORITE BEACH BOY.

NOW FOLKS, I'M GOING TO SHOCK

SOME PEOPLE RIGHT NOW BY

DEFENDING ROLLING STONE

MAGAZINE.

THEY'RE JUST USING CONTROVERSY

TO GAIN ATTENTION.

LET'S FACE IT.

THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY IS DYING.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

I THINK IT MAY HAVE CAUGHT

SOMETHING FROM SITTING IN ALL

THOSE DOCTORS' OFFICES.

NOW BESIDES, ROLLING STONE IS

NOT DOING ANYTHING THAT HAS NOT

BEEN DONE BY OTHER MAGAZINES.

I MEAN, WE ALL REMEMBER WHEN

MEN'S HEALTH HAD THEIR

CONTROVERSIAL COVER.

HITLER'S FINAL SOLUTION FOR

BELLY FAT FLEW OFF THE SHELVES

AND COSMOPOLITAN'S 50 WAYS TO

MAKE YOUR MAN SAY AMERICANS MUST

PAY WITH BLOOD FOR THE DEATH OF

MUSLIMS ABROAD.

WARNING.

NUMBER 5 IS WHVMENT WHISTLING)

ROLLING STONE, LISTEN UP.

I AM NOT GOING TO BITE ON YOUR

CONTROVERSY BAIT HERE AND GIVE

YOU FREE PUBLICITY BY HOLDING UP