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Rolling Stone breaking story tonight - (Original Post) cilla4progress Apr 2021 OP
Who's "they"? poli-junkie Apr 2021 #1
Who is consorting with whom? Irish_Dem Apr 2021 #2
Sorry... cilla4progress Apr 2021 #3
I noticed it trending earlier tonight. crickets Apr 2021 #4
Hope it's just an April Fools article. nt woodsprite Apr 2021 #5
found this on twitter orleans Apr 2021 #6
If they are on Pacific Coast time..... OAITW r.2.0 Apr 2021 #7
You know what? cilla4progress Apr 2021 #8
This looks like it: Rhiannon12866 Apr 2021 #9
Rolling Stone was sold. It is the NEW OWNERS that are being exposed. hlthe2b Apr 2021 #10
Yes, that's what I'm reading cilla4progress Apr 2021 #11
late 2017/early 2018 hlthe2b Apr 2021 #12


(24,709 posts)
3. Sorry...
Fri Apr 2, 2021, 01:54 AM
Apr 2021

Rolling Stone is. According to the story. The owners. They are big GOP donors and bought Rolling Stone to decapitate it.

Don't know if this is all true, though, now?


(25,950 posts)
4. I noticed it trending earlier tonight.
Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:01 AM
Apr 2021


The Demise of Rolling Stone: How A Legendary Magazine Sold Out to Trump and the Saudis

Rolling Stone magazine was once a shining beacon of rebellion. Devoted to telling the truth about its subjects, the publication has often caused controversy throughout its more than fifty years. But in more recent years, the magazine has seen its share of bad publicity in light of bad decision making, which led to the ultimate bad decision: Rolling Stone was sold to the son of Trump-backing multimillionaire Roger Penske, Jay Penske. Jay is a high-profile GOP donor who fired tenured and experienced journalists, then hired hacks to write tabloid level pieces that leaned so far to the right, he was awarded a Presidential Medal from the former guy himself.

One member of Penske’s stable is Seth Hettena, a freelance journalist who encouraged people to donate to Trump in 2016 and whose tweets have emerged showing he’s against a living wage and also mocked the SEIU for fighting for $15 an hour. Hettena is a journalist who is also known for going after the likes of Erik Prince and Blackwater. One might infer that Hettena now appears corrupted by the very forces he once sought to investigate.

Strange. I've still been seeing good articles from RS lately so I don't quite know what to think yet. This is going to be a 'reread tomorrow morning' thing for me.


(34,039 posts)
6. found this on twitter
Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:07 AM
Apr 2021

BREAKING: #BoycottRollingStone hits number 4 of all United States trends after it is discovered that
is funded by the government of Saudi Arabia fund & donated millions to Trump, the GOP, and GOP Super PACS seeking to overthrow democracy.

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