Tsarnaev cover of Rolling Stone flies off the shelves in record numbers

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LOS ANGELES – Remember that controversial Rolling Stone cover? You know, the one with the accused Boston Marathon bomber’s face on it?

Whether you agree with it or not there’s no denying the power of the press.

Several drugstores and supermarket chains refused to sell the controversial issue, but maybe all the negative publicity was actually a good thing for the magazine.

Rolling Stone reported that since the issue went on sale July 19th, it has sold more than double the average sales.

The magazine said it still stands by its decision to use the photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, saying it falls within its “commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage”.