EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSRolling Stone Cover Of Bombing Suspect Called 'Slap' To Boston
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Reported by: Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Also Contributing: CNN
Reported: Jul. 17, 2013 9:48 PM EDT
New York, New York
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's face on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone sparked a backlash against the magazine Wednesday in social media and in boardrooms around the country, CNN reported.
"THE BOMBER," the cover reads. "How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster."
The photo of a tousle-haired, thinly goateed Tsarnaev is one the suspect posted online himself and has been picked up by other outlets. But a groundswell of criticism objecting to its prominent play emerged on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook and among leaders in Boston, where the marathon bombings killed three people, wounded more than 200 and led to a frantic manhunt that left a police officer dead.
Ed Kelly, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, called it "insulting." Using Tsarnaev's booking photo might have been one thing, but a photo that shows "the innocence of youth" gives the wrong message, Kelly told CNN.
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