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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:01 PM

TYT: Outrage - NY Post Puts Man About to Die On Cover



"The widow and daughter of the man pushed to his death on the subway tracks are outraged that a photo was taken just before he was hit by a train.
"They are shocked. They are upset by it," Charen Kim, a lawyer representing victim Ki-Suk Han's grieving wife, Serim, told the Daily News Tuesday night.

"They can't believe that their father's picture is out there, about to get hit by a train," Kim said. "The widow is very upset."

Serim Han's anger over the photo, which was on Tuesday's New York Post front page, was echoed in the media, as "Today" show co-host Al Roker and CNN's Anderson Cooper vented over why onlookers, including the Post freelance photographer, apparently didn't try to save Han.

A police source said Han, 58, was struggling for about 60 seconds to crawl back onto the platform."*

Ki-Suk Han allegedly struggled for 60 second to climb back onto a train platform before he was killed by an oncoming train. Why didn't anyone help him? Why didn't the photographer put down his camera? And furthermore, why did the picture need to be on the cover of the NY Post? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss this inhumane, sleazy photo-op and whether or not anyone will learn from it.

*Read more from Edgar Sandoval and Hutchinson/ New York Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/relatives-man-pushed-death-outraged-photo-article-1.1213683

Read more:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/relatives-man-pushed-death-outraged-photo-article-1.1213683#ixzz2EAR3gDf4


Se also:
Man Pushed In Front of Subway Train - NY Post Photographer Defends Himself



NY Post Photographer Defends Himself: 'There Is No Way I Could Have Rescued' Subway Victim
The New York Post received criticism yesterday after publishing photos of a man, who was pushed onto the subway tracks, moments before an oncoming train struck him. Ki Suk Han was later pronounced dead at the hospital and the photos made the Post's front page. R. Umar Abbasi, the freelance photographer who took the photos, also came under fire, and on Wednesday, he defended himself.

Abassi penned a first-person piece in the Post and also appeared on Today. "It took me a second to figure out what is happening," he told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. "The only thing I could think of at the time was to alert the driver with my camera flash, and I started running."

Lauer said there were 22 seconds between Han being pushed and the train hitting him. "Was there nothing you could have done?" Abassi said there were others who were closer who could have helped. "It looks like you're very close," Lauer said, holding up the issue of the Post.

"This is a frozen moment," Abbasi said, adding that the train struck Han moments later. "There is no way I could have rescued Mr. Han."

In his piece in the Post, Abassi went on to respond to his critics, expressing some surprise:

I have to say I was surprised at the anger over the pictures, of the people who are saying: Why didn't he put the camera down and pull him out?
But I can't let the armchair critics bother me. They were not there. They have no idea how very quickly it happened.
They do not know what they would have done.
Before I went into the subway, I had been up in Times Square, and my camera was still set for outside lighting. The flash was on 1/64th of a second, which would be split-second recharging.
People think I had time to set the camera and take photos, and that isn't the case. I just ran toward that train.
There were others, he said, who are visible in the photos and did not try to help.

"The truth is I could not reach that man; if I could have, I would have, Abassi said. "But the train was moving faster than I could get there."

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:13 PM

1. You would think

By now the subways would have a safety device, or make cubby holes one could climb into if a train is approaching.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:27 PM

2. Beyond Sleazy! No kidding. Why the Fuck would this guy not put his camera down and do his

 

best to save this man? I really don't know how he can look himself in the mirror, Just Holy Fuck.

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