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  • Damn. Dude was pushed, too - that's crazy.
  • Abbasi claims that he was using his camera's flash to warn the train's conductor, possibly suggesting that the photos were incidental.

    That's why he got both the train and the victim perfectly in the shot!

    /OHH LONG JOHNSON!
  • The photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, snapped at least two photos of Han before he was run over by the downtown Q train.

    I - I can't really put into words how I feel about this.
  • I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.
  • I hope they catch the son of a biatch who pushed him, and throw him in front of the next available train.
  • I would rather pour molten copper down my pants than set foot on a big city public transportation platform.
  • Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.


    There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.
  • the_rev: I hope they catch the son of a biatch who pushed him, and throw him in front of the next available train.


    you mean the guy who took the picture? my money's on him.
  • RexTalionis: Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.

    There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.


    Uhh, why? It's New York City. Probably one of the most diverse cities in the world. You'd think the people living there would be used to all that diversity by now, and would just come to expect it.
  • Did none of you notice the quote:

    "People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

    ...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

    Kitty Genovese has some company now.
  • 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.

    Tourists take pictures of trains all the time, so don't hand me this BS about a camera flash being a warning. But let's say, for the sake of argument, that the pictures really were incidental.

    YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO PUBLISH THEM
  • Cythraul: RexTalionis: Marcus Aurelius: I thought this only happened in Stephen King novels. There's some really sick farks out there.

    There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it.

    Uhh, why? It's New York City. Probably one of the most diverse cities in the world. You'd think the people living there would be used to all that diversity by now, and would just come to expect it.


    This is one of the NYT articles, although not the one I was thinking of - this one is about Attacks on Asians in San Francisco.
  • Gulper Eel: Did none of you notice the quote:

    "People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

    ...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

    Kitty Genovese has some company now.


    In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.
  • Cythraul: Gulper Eel: Did none of you notice the quote:

    "People were shouting and yelling when it happened, but then people ran the other way"

    ...but yeah, the photographer's the bad guy for not saving the day. Pay no heed to the dozens of other people on the platform who did nothing but panic and run away.

    Kitty Genovese has some company now.

    In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.


    Well, whoever is most to blame, I'm sure we can all agree on one thing: New York City is the greatest city in the world.
  • ManateeGag: the_rev: I hope they catch the son of a biatch who pushed him, and throw him in front of the next available train.

    you mean the guy who took the picture? my money's on him.


    No... it definitely wasn't him. There were cell phone videos of the men arguing before he was pushed. And surveillance videos of the pusher. I saw it on the Today show this morning.
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    This is the guy they are looking for.
  • Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.


    Would you have said the same about Vietnam photographers like Nick Ut or Eddie Adams? They were paid for their work. Handed farking pictures over to their employer and won Pulitzer Prizes.
  • Don't forget that the NY Post also published a front page photo of John Lennon's body laying on a slab in the morgue.
  • Gulper Eel: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

    Would you have said the same about Vietnam photographers like Nick Ut or Eddie Adams? They were paid for their work. Handed farking pictures over to their employer and won Pulitzer Prizes.


    Reporters trying to document the consequences of war. What was this photographer doing? Trying to document the consequences of being too elderly to get out of the way of a train?

    And you've come in here attacking people for doing something that they haven't even done. No one yet that I've seen is defending any of the other witnesses for standing by. You're the one defending someone for profiting off of his decision to not help.
  • Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.


    Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?
  • Eddie Adams from Torrance: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

    Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?


    I'm not fighting two douchebags at once. Away with thee.
  • Eddie Adams from Torrance: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

    Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?


    I'm not mad at the photog for taking the pics. I'm pissed at the Post for shamelessly exploiting the man's impending death with a sensational headline. Yes, wartime photography is in the same vain, but it serves the purpose of reminding people that war is hell. We don't need to gape at a photo of a civilian about to die a particularly gruesome death with "This Man is About to Die" underscored in order to sell papers. It's as tasteless as it gets, and a low even for the NYP.
  • Cythraul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Cythraul: In order to troll, are you intentionally ignoring the fact that the photographer is rewarding himself with personal gain from his photographs? It's one thing to not help. It's another to take a farking picture to hand over to your employer for a pat on the back.

    Farking Photojournalism. How does it work?

    I'm not fighting two douchebags at once. Away with thee.


    [welcometofark.jpg] ;-)
  • Cythraul: The photographer, R. Umar Abbasi, snapped at least two photos of Han before he was run over by the downtown Q train.

    I - I can't really put into words how I feel about this.


    Well, I think it's pretty clear that Han should have shot first.
  • Maybe it would have been better to snap a pic of the person that pushed him into the tracks.
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