Ah yes, what a tragedy that a national magazine about music, current events and marketed to twenty somethings would have one of the Boston Bombers on the cover.
Are you kidding? Is this all we can find to talk about?
If you didn't know, the magazine and newspaper industry are on their way out.
We get FREE NEWS streaming live to every device we carry or wear, therefor, very few of us NEED magazines or newspapers. The whole business is wheezing a death rattle, and if you didn't know that, then you need to read up!
In order to sell you a copy, they are going to do what it takes to get your attention. And the way most of us walk around in a complete device daze, the bigger the hype, the better!
How can we live in a society the condemns its own enterprise! We were purists once, and it was only Rock and Roll on the cover..fine. But Brittany Spears half naked on the cover SOLD a lot of copies. Remember that outcry? I do!!!
Any press is news. People will now buy it for the controversy.
But I say to all of us.. Its A MAGAZINE...not a school book. Its not depicting anything but common advertising skill, and the way we all stand in outrage of insensitivity to the victims, we have to look at OURSELVES first.
It would not be marketing to our appetite of the gruesome and horrifying if we, as a populace, did not scarf that garbage up in the first place.
We slow down to look at car accidents and we relish building some one up to take them down.Paula Deen, case in point. We are not nice, or naive..so lets put the blame where it belongs.
I understand the need of honor and solemnity when it comes to tragedy on a public, mostly innocent scale. I walked to work on the morning of 9/11, and watched the two towers come down.
I knew some people in there. When Denis Leary put "Rescue Me" on the air a year later.. I was horrified.
Much to my chagrin, it was a thought provoking, well acted and directed show. But at first, it was still too close.. ouch..SO I DIDNT watch till season two.
If the magazine offends you, don't buy it. You don't have to.... FREE PRESS...that is what it means.
We have got to get over ourselves. We created this society. We can change, but we have to look in, and not out.