Assemblyman Joseph Borelli is thoroughly fed up with Rolling Stone‘s new controversial cover featuring “Boston Bomber” Dzhohkar Tsarnaev. In fact, the South Shore official is calling for all of Staten Island’s stores to boycott the issue, which he claims is purely a cry for attention.
“They must think the American people are fools. They knew this would cause people once again to talk about a magazine that hasn’t been edgy since the ‘60s,” Mr. Borelli fumed this afternoon.
The Chicago Tribune sent many boxes of pizza to the newsroom of The Boston Globe today in a move of great journalistic camaraderie in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
A touching note accompanying the delivery reads:
We can only imagine what an exhausting and heartbreaking week it’s been for you and your city. Read More
TMZ.com, your trusted source of all the news that’s fit to vomit, had a hard-hitting exclusive today. “The older brother who was killed and suspected in the Boston bombings was deep into hip hop, and it appears he belonged to a fan website that touted that genre of music,” read a post that was titled “Dead Bombing Suspect Heavy Into Hip Hop.” The “article” then elaborated on what this relationship could mean:
What’s interesting … hip hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women. Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a boxing profile in which he says he doesn’t take his shirt off much because he doesn’t want women to get bad ideas, adding, “I’m very religious.” This statement is significantly more conservative than the hip hop genre.
Unfortunately, this brilliant extrapolation has not been lauded for its hard-hitting investigative process. Instead, a new trend on Twitter–#TMZReports– has emerged, mocking the site’s perceived racism.
off the record
I came to Boston with a friend over the weekend to have some fun in Beantown and run the season starting Marathon on Monday morning. It seemed so innocent, as you can tell by the look on my face in this sweaty photo, taken at the Copley Square Hotel right after we finished.
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[UPDATE: The man in the photo has been identified as a 27-year-0ld named Jeff Bauman, Jr., and is in stable condition, according to a Facebook post written by his father. The New York Times published this account, along with the photo, on Tuesday evening.]
Among the many photos that captured both the senselessness Read More