Aside from the introduction (and interview with Dzhokzar’s wrestling coach), there wasn’t much new information in Rolling Stone’s cover story ‘THE BOMBER’. Because the article doesn’t include citations, I’m going through to cite where information in the article may have first appeared. The whole piece feels like a missed opportunity: a bunch of previously reported pieces of the story assembled in a more linear fashion doesn’t reveal much of anything, at least in my opinion.
Rolling Stone: “On Senior Night, the last home match of the season, every Rindge senior wrestler is asked to bring a parent or relative to walk them onto the gym floor to receive a flower and have their picture taken. Jahar brought no one. “We had one of the coaches walk him out to get his flower,” says Payack. This, too, didn’t seem to bother Jahar – and even if it did, he never mentioned it. “With our friends, you don’t need to confide in them to be close to them,” says Jackson.”
New York Times, May 4th: “On the night of Mr. Tsarnaev’s last match, Mr. Payack said, “one of the coaches walked him out. No father, no brother, nothing.”
Sports Illustrated, April 21st: Dzhokhar never had family attend any of his matches, Payack said. On senior night, Dzhokhar walked out with one of the coaches when most of his teammates did so with a parent or relative.
PERETTI: Miranda, is there any way you could get Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lena Dunham to send me Snapchats?
JULY: Well, I just learned what Snapchats are yesterday.
PERETTI: So it should be easy now! I’m just “Peretti” on Snapchat if Lena Dunham or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is reading this. They can cut Miranda out.
Source: The New York Times