Shocking N.Y. Post Cover Condemned on Social Media

Editors, photographer come under fire as well as tabloid journalism

The New York Post is no stranger to controversy, having run covers with controversial headlines ranging from "Headless Body in Topless Bar" to the racially questionable "Amasian!" during last year's New York Knicks' Linsanity phase.

Today's choice to publish a front cover picture taken moments before a Queens, N.Y., father was struck by a subway train after being pushed onto the tracks has sparked near-universal outrage from most corners of the Internet. While the conversation has been boisterous in all social spheres, the commentary shared in this post has been curated from Twitter, where the conversation was a great deal less insensitive than on Facebook.

For the Facebook commentary on the Post's website, you can find the link here, though be aware that posts contain plentiful aggressive and racially insensitive language.


Publish date: December 4, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT