Transcript for Outrage Over Rolling Stone Cover of Suspected Boston Bomber
And now a big argument under way tonight, an iconic magazine under fire, retailers pulling "rolling stone" from the shelves saying it's one thing to seek out controversial covers but should they draw the line on accused terrorists. Reporter: This "rolli stone" recover featuring dzhokar tsarnayev with is doe eyes and fashionably unruly mane is being greeted in boston tonight with a hot blast of anger. Why you gonna take a confessed bomber, knelling like he's a rock star and play him like a rock star? We're giving him what he wants and what he wants is fame. Reporter: This is rock's most coveted cover ♪ ♪ . Memorialized by the band dr. Hook and the medicine show, an honor normally reserved for people famous enough to go by just one name, elvis, madonna, bono, john and yoko. And now a 19-year-old alleged terrorist. The young man seen in this chilling picture, looming near 8-year-old martin richard who lost his life, and the norden brothers who each lost a leg. Why would they public size a guy who destroyed people's lives? It doesn't make sense to me. Reporter: That anger echoed by friends of m.I.T. Police officer sean collier, allegedly murdered by the brothers tsarnaev. I was appalled to see that they would treat him as a celebrity, as a star. Reporter: Tonight "rolling stone" is defending its cover saying the fact that dzhokhar tsarnaev is young and the same able group as our readers make it more important for us to examine the complexities of this the article itself is a rather sober affair exploring how he turned into a, quote, monster. But you won't be able to buy it in cvs or walgreens which just said they won't sell it. As the mayor of boston said today, the survivors of the attacks deserve "rolling stone" covers though I no longer feel that "rolling stone" deserves them. Big news tonight about one of the most hotly debated words
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