by Rolling Stone
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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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)