I have never had any respect for the NY Post, but today it feels like they not only crossed a line, but took a massive dump on it. Posting an image on your COVER of a man who is killed seconds later is just wrong on so many levels. Imagine how the family of the victim feels?
Gawker explains more details on how the photo originated and has the original photo if you are so inclined to see.
One of the haunting photos Abbasi took graces the front page of the Post this morning, incurring the ire of readers who want to know why no help was extended to the injured Han in lieu of capturing the moment for posterity.
Abbasi claims that he was using his camera’s flash to warn the train’s conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental. The Post further defends Abbasi, saying he wasn’t strong enough to lift Han off the tracks.
However, the question of whether it was proper for the Post to splash such a harrowing shot of a man about to die on its cover remains for many.