NY POST PHOTO MAY HAVE CROSSED LINE

JohnLandsberg
December 4th, 2012
NY Post Photo

The lede of Chicago Tribune reporter Robert Manko’s story┬ásays it all:

“A man moments from certain death struggles to escape from the tracks as an approaching train bears down. Commuters standing nearby along the platform are instantly faced with the gravest of questions: Do you risk your own life to save the man? Are you too stunned to react at all? Do you take pictures?”

New York Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi, decided to take pictures as Ki Suk Han, 58, a resident of Queens, unsuccessfully tried to climb back onto the platform after a deranged man who frequents the subway shoved him onto the tracks. The two had been arguing minutes before the incident.

According to witnesses, the train dragged Han several feet and crushed him to death. Abbasi said he was not strong enough to help the man.

“Crushed like a rag doll,” said Abbasi.

The New York Post liked Abbasi’s photo so much editors decided it was worth of front-page placement.

Agree?

3 Responses

  1. Rick Nichols says:

    PHOTO WAS IN POOR TASTE
    Did the National Inquirer recently buy The Post? Hmm. Of course, there is some precedent here. New York’s picture newspaper once managed to smuggle a camera into the chamber where a woman convicted of murder was to be zapped in the electric chair and got a picture of her at the moment of death. That said, I think this picture is in poor taste and is indicative of the decreasingly low standards that are all too common in the world of journalism today.

  2. Ike says:

    NEW YORK’S FAULT
    claerly NYC does not care how many die due to falling onto the tracks. If they did Barriers would be up or there would be ladders on the platform allowing for someone to climb up. (Cut out a portion of the platforms silly)

  3. Rick Nichols says:

    RHYME ABOUT POST
    “And the three men that I admire most,
    The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost,
    They caught the last train for the coast …”
    But I can assure you they weren’t reading The Post!

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