For those that didn't think it possible for Rupert Murdoch's rag to hit a new low after cartoons such as the one that likened President Obama to a chimpanzee and headlines such as "HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR," they've been proven wrong. The New York Post ran with a front page today showing Ki Suk Han moments before he was struck and killed by a train yesterday.
New York Post grimly captures moment before man is struck by subway after being pushed onto tracks. twitter.com/nytjim/status/…— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) December 4, 2012
Even more disgusting is that inside the paper, they show Han sitting on the subway tracks, apparently dazed, after he was initially pushed onto them. Rather than try and help Han up from the tracks, the freelance photographer rushed to snap pictures. His explanation doesn't help much:
On Tuesday, readers asked why the photographer didn't try to help Han instead. The picture was taken by R. Umar Abbasi, whom the Post described as a "freelance photographer." The paper and Abbasi said that he was running toward the train and "repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator."
Oh, and if one wondered exactly where the photographer stood on other things, CNN reported that he wouldn't speak with them unless he was paid.
Sadly, if past is prologue, I bet Rupert Murdoch is proud of himself.