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Rolling Stone has the photo of Boston Bomber Djokar Tsarnaev on its current cover-- because they did an exhaustive article about him. 

Some people are complaining. And several big chains have announced they're not going to sell the issue. They include K-mart, RiteAid, Walgreens, CVS and Tedeschi foods. 

This bothers me. What's next? They don't sell magazines with Edward Snowden or Bradley Manning on the cover, because they don't like what they did? Or how about Michael Moore or Newt Gingrich? Will they reject sales of issues with those people on the cover?

This is a slippery slope and very bad, stupid policy. 

I wonder if those businesses sell adult magazines. Do they sell gun magazines in Connecticut? 

There are so many excuses, if some cowardly or stupid or cowardly and stupid executives choose to refuse to sell magazines or books. 

Only governments can actually censor. But when major companies like these start monkeying with what magazines people can have access to, it's a very bad sign. We already have an almost worthless mainstream media spoon feeding us what the government and corporations want us to know about. 

I'm putting the word out. I will not go to kmart or rite aid or CVS or Walgreens, at least for as long as they are restricting access to Rolling Stone magazine. In addition, I'm going to buy a copy of the issue of Rolling Stone from 7-11, where they ARE still going to sell it. 

What do you think?


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I have not read Wenner's rag in decades, at least ... by B. Ross Ashley on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:24:56 PM
When I saw this on the news earlier, I could not b... by 911TRUTH on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 12:32:05 AM
I totally agree with you Rob, as what is coming ne... by Deborah Dills on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:46:29 AM
I guess if I pass  K- mart and need a battery... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 7:56:19 AM
What do you mean?... by Paul Easton on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:04:14 AM
Maybe you haven't yet heard of the New World Order... by Deborah Dills on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 1:24:47 AM
 Giant corporations restricting access to pub... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:55:53 AM
How about this: Rob's point about corporations res... by eesabi on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 2:09:21 PM
Willy, my guess is that the CIA started this entir... by Peter Duveen on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 8:47:46 PM
Rob I wish that you or somebody would post a boyco... by Paul Easton on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:09:15 AM
IF all politicians were banned from all media, or ... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:21:56 AM
Private companies who censor their product placeme... by Steve Shapiro on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:35:54 AM
I support Rob's sensible, and likely expandable bo... by Robert S. Becker on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 1:57:22 PM
Folks,  if  you want  me to say I r... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 2:30:34 PM
It was boycotts that helped to end Apartheid. I gu... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 9:25:26 PM
 As an American I believe that Rolling Stone ... by claudia marks on Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 3:27:54 PM
but not necessarily the way that it is presented.&... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 11:05:53 AM
Rob, Rolling Stone has the right to publish what t... by Kellis R. Solomon on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:10:03 AM
I analyzed both of my comments here on the thread ... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:12:30 AM
Surely this reaction is inconsistent with your ser... by paulvcassidy on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 5:55:07 PM