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Who’s Selling Controversial Issue Of Rolling Stone?

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The new issue of “Rolling Stone” featuring the Boston bombing suspect on the cover won’t be easy to find.

Most retailers are refusing to sell it.

“When you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone, Gonna see my pictures on the cover. Rolling Stone. Gonna buy five copies for our mothers.”

When Dr. Hook released the song in 1973, Rolling Stone magazine focused on music. Making the cover could make your band. This week, the man accused in the Boston marathon bombing is on the front and that is headline news.

“I disagree with any newspaper or magazine or anything supporting that, showing pictures of that in a good light,” said Ashley Kernan of Pittsburgh. “You know what I mean? It’s terrible. It’s absolutely horrible.”

For years, Rolling Stone Magazine has said it’s all the news that fits. As a matter of fact, just a week ago, you open up the center of the magazine and you find an article about the financial crisis going on in the country.

Yet many people in Pittsburgh say they have no business trying to cover news of this nature.

“Why put him in the news any more than he has been in the news?” asked Kathy Slosky of the South Side. “He doesn’t deserve it and he keeps bringing up those emotions from when the marathon was run and what went on, and the country needs to heal over these things and this isn’t helping it heal.”

Giant Eagle and CVS pharmacy refuse to sell the magazine, but places like Carson News & Lottery on the South Side say people have been asking about it.

Chris Stubbs with Carson News & Lottery says normally the store gets about two or three copies of the magazine.

“Hopefully we might get five of them because I know a lot of people are going to buy them,” Stubbs said.

Now the question is – will people buy it?

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