To Whom It May Concern:
Being musicians ourselves, my husband and I became founding members of the EMP as a way to promote music and knowledge of the history of music in Seattle. We feel strongly about the positive influence that music can have in everyone's life, especially for students as they pursue music education along with their core subjects. We have seen the EMP as a productive player in this endeavor.
However, over the last couple of years we have been especially disturbed by the choice of the EMP to include a free subscription to Rolling Stone Magazine along with membership to the museum. Several times we asked to have that subscription cancelled on our behalf as we do not support it and find it to be of especially poor quality, full of political far leftist politics that have nothing to do with music. Unfortunately, for only one year has our request been fulfilled to not have that magazine delivered to our home. As we do not have time to constantly remind you that we don't want the magazine delivered to us, we have resorted to simply tossing it into the trash every month as that is where that particular publication belongs.
This month as I tossed the magazine I noticed something completely shocking. On the cover of Rolling Stone magazine was a photo of one of the Boston terrorists with a reference to an article inside. It seems that Rolling Stone magazine has taken to glorifying an anti-American terrorist by placing his photo on their cover while running a full story inside.
This is completely unacceptable. We will no longer stand for having our membership money or anything having to do with our EMP membership support Rolling Stone magazine. That magazine is simply not a good representation of the EMP and we would ask that its association with the EMP be ended immediately.
Our membership is due to be renewed by the end of the summer. If we cannot be assured that the EMP will no longer be associated with Rolling Stone magazine, then our membership will not be renewed. I'm sure you can understand that with the ramifications of glorifying a terrorist that killed and maimed American people, Rolling Stone has simply gone too far.
As you can see, I am very happy that I am not the only one who has a problem with Rolling Stone magazine giving a terrorist the 'Rock Star Treatment'. Thank you CVS for refusing to sell this garbage!