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Former White House National Security spokesman criticizes Rolling Stone cover

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July 17th, 2013
01:48 PM ET

Former White House National Security spokesman criticizes Rolling Stone cover

By CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper

Former White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor expressed concern on Wednesday about Rolling Stone magazine putting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, tweeting that “A disaffected US kid could see this and think terrorist are afforded rock star status.”

The cover – which prompted the pharmacy chain CVS to announce it wouldn’t sell this issue of the magazine – features a normal image of Tsarnaev looking at the camera, appearing like a normal young man.
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