Earlier in the day, CVS announced their refusal to sell the issue of Rolling Stone magazine with a cover that gives the rock star treatment to suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. As you can see, Walgreens has now joined the list of stores who will not sell that particular issue.

Many applauded Walgreens’ decision:

But invariably there are those who are unable to tell the difference between private sector free market choices and totalitarian censorship:

Walgreens deciding not to sell that issue is a business decision. If people decide not to shop there as a result, that’s a consumer decision. Ditto for people who decide to shop at Walgreens because they decided not to sell that issue.

If the government had ordered Walgreens not to sell the magazine, that would have been censorship.


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  • I M Free

    But they will gladly sell this!

    • Jeremy

      That pic is hilarious.

  • ChampionCapua

    @ErikWemple’s Viagra prescription hardest hit.

  • rinodino

    Wow, the more places that boycott that one magazine, means the more people will want it, hence that particular magazines price goes up as time goes by.

    • Spinmamma

      Yes, I suppose those driven only by money will seek out this issue.

    • Jeff Coil

      That doesn’t even make sense.

  • BorderLine Guy

    Young adults on twitter…such idiots.

    • Jeremy

      Yep,There is too many idiots on twitter.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Thank you Walgreen’s for not supporting RS’s horrid cover and article.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Glad to see a sensible stand is being taken on at least one outrage.

  • RedSoloCup

    If only they could stop selling it permanently…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Ohhhh, I see, censorship, eh? Except the libturd “tedious outrage machine” doesn’t consider it “censorship” when they pressure Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers to withdraw their sponsorship. Quick, somebody call a waaaahhhmmbulance to pick up these half-sighted crybabies.

  • nc

    Excellent! Message sent and received.

  • Jeremy

    Censorship? lol what morons.They made a free market decision and I think a wise decision.

  • Peyton

    Could someone explain the tiger beat thing to me?

    • Lolly

      Well, the photo of the bomber on RS looks strikingly like the photos that used to grace the cover of Tiger Beat and Teen Beat and Sixteen back in the 70s and early 80s.

      • Peyton

        Gotcha. Before my time lol.