Hell, I think you have to give Rolling Stone credit. I haven't had the inclination to discuss anything they've published for years, and neither has much of anyone else for a rather long time now, so this ginned up controversy is a master stroke. It's almost a pop culture version of the stunt The Progressive magazine pulled back in the 1970s, when they published instructions for making a hydrogen bomb and managed to get themselves hauled into federal court. If you're an old dude like me, you might remember this cover:
|It's the bomb!|
The thing is, once this issue turns into fish wrap and the next issue comes, Rolling Stone will need another sensational cover subject. So let's take a poll -- what figure of outrage should RS put on its next cover?
Vote early, vote often -- it's the American way!