|How dare you use a picture of a person|
looking like a person!
So folks took to the streets (or the internet) and worked the whole region up into a lather. End result? Rolling Stone's retail circulation doubled!
This reemphasizes the old adage "any press is good press." Talking about this magazine non-stop for days as people did made people who hadn't thought about Rolling Stone in years or ever think about Rolling Stone. Add to this problem that the article itself was actually pretty good, and all the outrage has made Rolling Stone a kind of viable media entity again in things-not-written-by-Matt-Taibbi.
|It's cool if they look Muslim.|