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NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 pm

...On the cover no less. I heard this story this morning on tv, but didnt know about the cover until just a little bit ago. Obviously they are being heavily critisized for it. And to top it off, the photo was taken by a guy who said he was running his flash to try and warn the conductor. And once I saw the photo I can't help but think that wasn't the best course of action that could have helped this man. Furthermore, they say he was pushed and I havent heard anything regarding if they caught this person. I linked it below, because while the photo isnt gruesome, its certainly unsettling. The headlines almost more so.

http://now.msn.com/new-york-post-criticized-for-cover-photograph-of-man-about-to-die-on-subway-tracks
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby DudeMan2766 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:32 pm

Sorry SS. Saw you posted 1 minute before me.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:32 pm

I just posted about this too, this is absolutely crazy
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:33 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:Sorry SS. Saw you posted 1 minute before me.

NP man. I deleted mine, your title made more sense. 8-)
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:33 pm

Nevermind, link worked
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby canaan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:33 pm

i find the captioning to be the really terrible part.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:35 pm

The photographer's explanation is a load of crap.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:37 pm

I read the attached article. If the photographer truly was just firing off his camera flash to warn the driver to try to make him stop...why did he sell the photo to the Post?
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby newarenanow on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:40 pm

That is sick. Not so much the photo, but the post heading all over it is the worst part.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:46 pm

On the news yesterday they said that no less than 50 people die each year on nyc tracks, one way or another (not necessarily pushed by someone, just accidents or suicides).
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Godric on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:49 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:The photographer's explanation is a load of crap.


"I wanted my flash to warn the driver"

Bull-f**king-S**t
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:49 pm

It's a remarkable photo. But I see no reason why it should be included on the cover of a magazine.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Godric on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Sarcastic wrote:On the news yesterday they said that no less than 50 people die each year on nyc tracks, one way or another (not necessarily pushed by someone, just accidents or suicides).


I never understood why they just don't put a retracting barrier up....

How hard would that be?
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:51 pm

Maybe the panhandler was irritable and angry because he was being forced to eat Bloomberg's healthy choice options down at the soup kitchen for the last month or two. Where is the mayor's culpability in this?
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby viva la ben on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:52 pm

Bloomberg needs to ban trains
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby canaan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:55 pm

train control really does need to be the issue here.

/costas
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:56 pm

Godric wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:On the news yesterday they said that no less than 50 people die each year on nyc tracks, one way or another (not necessarily pushed by someone, just accidents or suicides).


I never understood why they just don't put a retracting barrier up....

How hard would that be?

Super expensive.

I have no idea how there are 0 people that die in this manner in Chicago every year.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Godric on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:59 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:
Godric wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:On the news yesterday they said that no less than 50 people die each year on nyc tracks, one way or another (not necessarily pushed by someone, just accidents or suicides).


I never understood why they just don't put a retracting barrier up....

How hard would that be?

Super expensive.

I have no idea how there are 0 people that die in this manner in Chicago every year.


I'd argue 50 people being killed a year is more expensive.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby mac5155 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:00 pm

Man thats a scary picture. I couldn't imagine TAKING that picture instead of helping him....
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:04 pm

Godric wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:
Godric wrote:
Sarcastic wrote:On the news yesterday they said that no less than 50 people die each year on nyc tracks, one way or another (not necessarily pushed by someone, just accidents or suicides).


I never understood why they just don't put a retracting barrier up....

How hard would that be?

Super expensive.

I have no idea how there are 0 people that die in this manner in Chicago every year.


I'd argue 50 people being killed a year is more expensive.
I doubt it. It seems like a majority are suicides or people entering the track on their own.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Shyster on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:06 pm

I’ve seen a surveillance video of a drunk guy who fell on the third rail on the NYC subway. After a while, he caught fire. Some woman on the platform kept screaming “Why doesn’t someone help him?” Lady, there’s smoke coming out of his ears and his clothes just lit up. I think he’s beyond help.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Godric on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:08 pm

Shyster wrote:I’ve seen a surveillance video of a drunk guy who fell on the third rail on the NYC subway. After a while, he caught fire. Some woman on the platform kept screaming “Why doesn’t someone help him?” Lady, there’s smoke coming out of his ears and his clothes just lit up. I think he’s beyond help.


You know damn well you can't even blame her for not thinking clearly
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:04 pm

All the jackholes who stood around and didn't help that man should be round up and stoned to death. That's despicable. I won't help the poor guy, but I'll sure as poop make sure I get a photo of it! ("flash to warn the driver", yeah right)
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby Rylan on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:07 pm

I don't think there would be a chance to help him either by pulling the man out or getting the train to stop.
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Re: NY Post runs photo of man being struck by train

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:23 pm

They had the guy who took the photo on I think the Today Show this morning. Or I may have just seen a clip from Headline News, not sure. But my earbuds crapped out on me at the gym this morning so I couldn't listen. I'm also wondering how long the guy was down there before a train was oncomming.
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