Maybe I should clarify myself a bit. At this point in the RS History the magazine wasn't into the political arena like it is now. They definitely didn't cover it issue after issue & when they did it tended to come in one fell swoop of 10 - 15 - 20 page mega stories. Covering drugs in the military, or violence on college campus's or something like that.
And can I just say that Keith Richards has turned into one of the most unattractive humans on the face of the earth. But, to his credit, he let the time & tides take it's course instead of editing out the issues like Joan Rivers or Dolly Parton.