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PBC News & Comment: “Rolling Stone” Cover Photo Triggers Censorship Efforts

Dr. Hook opens this podcast, as hysterical response to Tsarnaev photo on Rolling Stone cover leads to calls for suppression…..Click here for GoDaddy special offer that supports the PBC podcast.

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Boston’s mayor and Massachusets’ governor urge retailers to refuse to display Rolling Stone because they think the picture of Tsarnaev is too flattering.  But the article doesn’t raise any of the serious questions about the investigation into the Boston bombing, and actually embellishes the government’s depiction of the suspect as a “monster”.

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