Mark it on your calendars - today is the day the New York Post reached a new low
by publishing a photo of a dad about to be killed by a subway
train. He died soon after being crushed. A dad of two, a businessman, was trying to stop a panhandler from harassing commuters - the panhandler shoved
him onto the tracks.
Yet, the NY Post thinks its readership wants to see this gruesome and ultimately sad photo? They want to sell papers showing what is largely snuff
I remember as a kid if you wanted to see snuff photos or videos you had find the nearly-banned
"Faces of Death" videos - I saw them once in the
1980s and never wanted to see that junk again. Even today with the Internet making it all too easy
to find snuff footage; I generally stay away
out of respect for the dead, and I don't want the images in my mind for health reasons, and
I really don't think anyone should profit from
Back to the NY Post. It was always a rag, but with this new direction I believe it has become not only a cheap tabloid, but a danger to be sold on
newsstands - why you ask?
It needs to be put where the porno magazines are, on the back shelf, covered in cellophane, and with warning labels that describe its "news" coverage
as "containing snuff material." Keep it away from kids and impressionable people. Take is off the easy-to-reach lower shelf and bury it.
I'm all for free speech, but this is just gross and tasteless. If the US population cannot handle seeing naked bodies in its publications, it sure as
hell shouldn't be foisted with the tragic and gruesome deaths of people either (and for profit I might add again).
For those of you who complain that the cover photo doesn't even show the poor soul getting killed - it doesn't matter. He's a second away from death,
your imagination does the rest.
Also, for the ATS community thinking I'm a hypocrite for drawing further attention to The Post's tasteless coverage - well, maybe I am a bit, but the
issue is bigger for me - as in how much is too much to sell papers? How much will Americans put up with, or did we all become insensitive to death and
tragedy? I certainly haven't.
Plain and simple - the NY Post just crossed the moral and ethical line. It no longer event attempts to be a responsible media agent. I will not buy
that paper again (I rarely did when I lived in NYC, but when I visit - definitely not again).
I'm not even going to post link to this picture, but if you must decide for yourself head on over to Gawker.com; they printed it.
That's my rant. Screw you NY Post - piece of trash newspaper.
edit on 4-12-2012 by Jason88 because: (no reason given)