Rolling Stone Cover, Dark Side of Media Moon

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The Aug. 1 Rolling Stone magazine will feature Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two Boston Marathon bombers. The story inside is about him.

The controversial cover -- where the doe-eyed Chechen American stares longingly into the camera like the front man of the latest It Band?

The cover outside is about you. And me. Us.

On its immediate surface, the cover seems to glamourize a monster. Part of me wants to cut the staff at Rolling Stone some slack because the easy sensationalism seems too base for me. So beyond the shock value, what else is this cover saying? And more importantly, how is it saying it? Read more here.