It finally happened. For the first time since Friday, the Zimmerman trial & verdict has been displaced as the top story at Memeorandum. Since Saturday night, that story has taken up about half the full listing of articles with blowhards pontificating one way or the other. What displaced it? The Rolling Stone cover of Jahar.
They gave him the Jim Morrison treatment, yes?
Now there’s a whole ‘nuther topic for blowhards to fight about (isn’t that what hot Julys were made for?), and a new demon in town: The Rolling Stone Editorial staff, who, after hours and hours of outrage and canceled subscriptions, posted this to their FB page:
Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. –THE EDITORS
This is an open thread.