I completely agree with the opinion that this cover was set for the shock value and totally not necessary. The picture looks like something from a horror movie. I happened to see it while I was eating breakfast and almost gaged. It's the blood, right. The blood is what makes it wrong for the cover. The photo attached to this article should have been on the cover of the paper. It also would have made people think "what the hell is this."
So I think it sucks that NCJ would be so "media typical" by playing the shock value game to this extent and be willing to subject very young kids to that image for no real reason. Not to mention I almost lost my breakfast in the middle of a restaurant.
And to all those who just want to insult the opinions of others with nothing but judments take a step back and ask yourselves if the cover photo was simply put there as a "car crash" so we all would look at it and open up the journal, and could a different photo have been used for the same effect. I personally think the picture of a bloody self-inflicted mess was way over the top and could have easily been replaced with a non-bloody, self-inflicted mess, the bloody one should have been on the inside.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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