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  •  Some interesting comments for a site that revels (6+ / 0-)
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    Mikey, beltane, skohayes, DSPS owl, zorp, jofr

    in the scary antics of Rethugs and Teabaggers and wingnuts and the like.

    Everybody, it seems, hates to consider the humanity of people they fear or merely don't like.

    Too painful, I guess, if you have to consider the possibility that your neighbor, your kid, or even you could, under the right circumstances, do something truly awful.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 02:58:48 PM PDT

    •  Why consider 'possibilities' when you can see the (0+ / 0-)

      result.

      This is all about the lazy media creating a celebrity out of
      a mass murderer.

    •  You miss the point. It's not that he looks human. (2+ / 0-)
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      It's that he looks glamorous.

      If they'd run a photo of him as an eight-year-old, this doesn't happen.

      People aren't complaining that he looks like a regular fella. They're complaining that he looks like the latest pop singer Rolling Stone wants to feature.

      If Rolling Stone was going for ordinary, they picked the wrong photo. They totally failed to make their point.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 03:39:34 PM PDT

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      •  You're Forgetting Rule #1 of (0+ / 0-)

        our brand of journalism: SELL magazines and newspapers.

        Thanks to all of the to-be-expected hypocritical whining about this photo, Rolling Stone will likely sell 100 times more of this issue than other issues.

        "The 1% don't want SOLUTIONS; they've worked very hard the last four decades to get conditions the way they are now".

        by Superpole on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 04:17:29 PM PDT

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      •  There may be something to that as well. (1+ / 0-)
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        joe from Lowell

        His older brother was a decent athlete who appeared in a local magazine spread.

        Heck, hard as it may be to imagine with 21st century eyes, Hitler was something of a sex symbol for German women.

        I've always told me kids that it's not generally the scary-looking ones you really need to worry about.  You don't tend to let them get too close.  It's the ones that worm their way inside your defenses that you've got to look out for.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 04:18:19 PM PDT

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