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Week In Review: ‘Whitey,’ Rakes, Flemmi, Tsarnaev

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev raises his hand from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev raises his hand from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

In the trial of admitted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, Stephen “Stippo” Rakes had waited decades to tell the public how Bulger forced him to sell his liquor store. Until his body was found in Lincoln on the day he was originally scheduled to testify.

Bulger’s closest partner-in-crime, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi takes the stand.

And heated controversy over the cover of the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine, featuring a flattering photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Guests

Peter Canellos, editorial page editor at The Boston Globe

John Carroll, communications professor at Boston University, author of the blogs CampaignOutsider.com and ItsGoodToLiveInATwoDailyTown.com


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  • http://www.fibrowitch.net Jan Dumas

    If you hate the cover you are really going to hate the article. The author tries so hard to make us feel sorry for this kid and how we apparently failed him. 

  • J__o__h__n

    What magazine only has one story on the cover?  Was the only Manson story on the cover an exception from their standard practice at the time?  

    I read the article and didn’t see it as an excuse for him.  I’m not sympathetic at all to him and hope that he has a miserable life in jail.  

    John Carroll provides very shallow analysis (as usual).  

  • A guy

    one of the journalists somehow defended the article saying that we need to understand how someone becomes a jihadi….

    right…and to find illumination we need to go to the Rolling Stones Magazine….when plenty of scholarly articles and government reports  still struggle to find an answer to that very question?besides they don’t really provide an answer (how could they?), they just paint a portrait fitting a certain narrative.if it was no tragic it would be laughable…..they should have stuck to music and other pop culture nonsense, or whatever they usually deal with.

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