Rolling Stone gathers no moss, up for sale

From Mike LaChance at Legal Insurrection:

The magazine’s decision to put Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on their cover in 2013 should go down in history as one of the dumbest and most tasteless choices in print media.

Their second big recent mistake was the 2015 publication of a completely false account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia titled: A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and the Struggle for Justice at UVA. Not only was the story untrue, it was an obvious attempt to advance the far left narrative of “rape culture” on college campuses.

Somewhere along the way, Rolling Stone abandoned its original mission. They’re now reaping the rewards of that decision.More.

Reality check: Ultimately, these progressive publications can survive only as government-funded organs of the Outer Party (Orwell), aiming propaganda at people who are not allowed to read anything else. When they are no longer interesting, truthful, or in sync with readers, that’s their only hope. They may not care much for the survival of their media if they can’t realize that hope.

See also: Vanity Fair is taking a hit too

  • Killer Marmot

    I can forgive all that.

    Panning both Led Zeppelin’s first album and The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, not so much.

    • bargogx1

      I seem to recall them having a somewhat adversarial relationship with Led Zep, until they finally got over it.

      • Killer Marmot

        Rolling Stone didn’t just slam Zeppelin’s first album. The magazine slammed three of their first five albums, all of them now classics.

        But in Rolling Stone’s defense, it was probably difficult to hear the music properly when they had their heads so far up their ass.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Buy it burn it close it laugh

  • terrence22

    How could it possibly fail – they had TrueDOPE on a cover and asked the question: “Why can’t he be our president?”. After all, it is 2015, he has such nice hair, and the budget will balance itself (just like Rolling Stones budget will). .

    • Will Quest

      That’s the exact moment the stench of this rotting copse became too much to bare …..

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    First they will want a “bail out” then they will want a continuous subsidiary.
    Soon the government will be directly in bed with these media organizations.
    This is what has utterly screwed up Sweden and many Scandinavian countries.
    The newspapers and media get the subsidies and they become the mouthpieces of the government cutting them the checks.
    Stop this before it happens here.

    • David Murrell

      There’s a under-the-radar lobby here, where the large media cartel want federal government payments (bribes?) to stay in business. Needless to say this lobbying isn’t being reported on.