David Weinberg wrote an article for CNN about the Rolling Stone cover that has everyone's panties in a bunch. I agree with everything he says. Here's his opening:
I know I'm supposed to be outraged by the Rolling Stone cover that depicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a dreamy young man, with its implicit resonances with the famous Jim Morrison photo. When taken with the words that overlay it, the photo presents a mystery that we need to explore. So, I am not outraged. In fact, I am discouraged by the outrage itself.I am, too. Americans who object to the photo of Tsarnaev are acting like spoiled children. And how many of them bothered to read the article within those pages? We used to be a mighty nation of thinkers. This is no longer true.