Source: Breitbart.com CVS and Walgreens boycotting magazine **UPDATE** The Associated Press now reports that Tedeschi Food Stores, Roche Bros. groceries, and Stop & Shop have joined the boycott of Rolling Stone‘s “Bomber” issue. The Huffington Post also reports that Rite Aid and Kmart have both told them they will not sell the latest edition of the magazine. Newest update: Time Magazine
Rolling Stone magazine is facing an outcry of nationwide proportions over its controversial decision to put Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its front cover.Describing the iconic magazine’s latest issue a ‘total disgrace’ Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said that if the magazine had wanted to choose anyone for its iconic cover, it should have been the survivors or the first responders.
Indeed, MBTA Transit Officer Richard ‘Dic’ Donahue, who almost died when the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly shot him in a firefight days after the marathon attacks said, ‘I cannot and do not condone the cover of the magazine’ ‘Why are we glorifying a guy who created mayhem in the city of Boston?’ Retorted Menino, before adding that he would be letting publisher Jann Wenner know exactly what he thinks of the decision by the respected monthly magazine.
‘Why would we want to heroize this guy? He’s a terrorist. We don’t want him in our neighborhoods. We don’t want him on magazines. We don’t want him anywhere,’ Menino said to WHDH.
The cover of August’s edition is a self-taken portrait of Tsarnaev, 19, in which he looks more like a rock star than a terrorist. He is identified simply as ‘The Bomber’ and the article promises to explain ‘how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster.’
The use of Tsarnaev as a cover star has caused an instant backlash on social media and CVS announced on Wednesday that it would be boycotting this edition of Rolling Stone from its stores nationwide.The firm issued a statement in which it said that out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones, they would not be selling August’s publication of Rolling Stone. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has labeled Rolling Stone magazine’s decision to use Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as its cover a ‘total disgrace’ while Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (right) said it was in bad taste’As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones,’ the statement said. CVS is headquartered in Woonsocket, R.I. Read more Dailymail.com
My comment: It is amazing to see the power people have when they join in unity together. Don’t give up on fighting for what is right and Holy. Get involved:
One Million Moms
ACLJ-American Center for Law and Justice
One Million dads
American Family Assoc.
The Heritage Foundation
Please petition “Naked and Afraid” – So gross!!!!! And stop the commercials!