Up for Debate: Subway death photos

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:10am

A New York Post photographer and the paper itself are being criticized for running a photo of the man killed by a New York subway train, showing him trapped in the path of the train just moments before he died. There are also photos of the man on the platform with the man he was arguing with before that man pushed him into the path of the train. What is your reaction to the publication of the photos? What are the reasons to publish or not publish them? Do you blame the photographers?

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195 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 9:28

Yeah - he's going to repeat this crap every minute of his family's Christmas. He already stated that when his grandkids come over he wants them to help him search stuff "on the computer." Can you imagine? I'm sure that's just how the family wants to spend the holiday.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 9:29

g, he can't comprehend any sentence written above an 8th grade reading level.

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 9:31

If Yogi knows how to bookmark a page, I'm sure that his list is pure right-wing gardyloo...it could serve as a bibliography of American conspiracy theories.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 9:33

yogi ask how do you who someone is if they don't identified themselves. Why don't you ask Ratsputin that?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 9:34

LOL, Nemo!

By: yogiman on 12/6/12 at 9:37

I think a natural born citizen is a child born a parents who are both citizens of the nation in which they are born, gdiafante.

Isn't that the reason the Senate gave in their determination John McCain was eligible to run for office?

And since Barry (his nickname, ya know) was the instigator of that argument and voted in McCain's favor, why did he refuse to prove himself to be legally eligible? Could it possibly be because he could only be a dual-citizen with a British subject his father.

That's only if he was born in Hawaii, ya know. Of course if he was born in Kenya as has been noted elsewhere (by himself, ya know), wouldn't he be born as a British subject after his father?

Yeah, your mother bears you and gives you your birth, but you are your father's son. Where did you get your citizenship and family name; your mother, or your father?

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 9:38

The only thing yogi understands about the Constitution is when he goes to the bathroom.


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 9:41

Wow, talk about no comprehension skills! LOL

"a child born a parents" I hear banjos!

By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 9:42

It's not about what you think, yogi, it's about the law. McCain doesn't fall under 1401 (a), does he? Don't make it so complicated. READ THE LAW.

And, read my earlier post...I've debunked your theories. Time to face facts...literally.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 9:44

That has to be it. He doesn't understand where babies come from.

By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 12/6/12 at 9:46

I though articl was about man run over by frate trane while photo grapher he do
nothing save man. In ALL cases ALWAYS "DO WHAT OBAMA WOULD DO!" and
if photogra-pher did that man be alive still --- But seem like some want to grummel and complains about Obama born in KY and can't be president and Yoga Man he
seem to have hang up about KY but I don't thinks he ever be out of Nashville.

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 9:46

Rasp was right about one thing, Yogi gets way too much attention on this site...none of it positive, but for a person who craves attention, even negative attention will suffice.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 9:48

Just because yogi's nick name is dumbass doesn't mean he is not smart. It was hard to post this because I was laughing too much.

By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 12/6/12 at 9:48

And yoga man not only one seem prejudices again Obama OR just do not
understand all grate things Obama he allready do or attemption to do.

By: yogiman on 12/6/12 at 9:51

Okay, gdiafante,

Why did that Egyptian office say Obama claimed to be a Muslim when he says he's a Christian? Muslims lie, ya know.

What did he mean when he "thanked" John McCain for not mentioning his Muslim faith?


By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 12/6/12 at 9:54

I red where govner of Hawaii he say he BE THERE when Obama born
in hawaii so I guess that setle matter of whether he born in HI or KY.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 9:57

yogi, that must make you a Muslim. LOL

By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 10:01

What does someone's religion have to do with qualifications to be President? Talk about going off on a tangent...

Oh, by the way...



By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 10:04

Simple thought is complex for yogi. Abstract thought is unattainable for him, gdia.

By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 10:04

Oh, and just to head yogi off, no, he's not the anti-Christ either...


You know that's his next assertion lol.

By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 10:07

There you have it, Muslims lie, Christians don't. Which, as blanket said, would make yogi Muslim, many times over.

By: Rasputin72 on 12/6/12 at 10:13


The remind me of the people who voted for OBAMA. They all hang together, half of them work,and the ones that do are not all that bright.


By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 10:14

I think this case is closed, not sure what else can be said. We've debunked practically every lie yogi is attempting to spread. I have no doubt that, in his limited mind, nothing has been resolved, because he's convinced himself that the lies are truth and the truth are lies. There's no cure for that.

By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 10:14

Did you say something Raspy? I didn't think so.

By: bfra on 12/6/12 at 10:20

Dogs eat poop, even the Big Dogs!

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 10:22

Bad breath dog chews on Christmas light. Once a mutt always a mutt

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 10:24

Hay bad dog are you richer than Warren Bufette dog

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 10:26

It must be break time at the lunch counter, the rat takes time to post.

By: Captain Nemo on 12/6/12 at 10:27

What is the matter Raspy old bor, yogi getting to much spot light?

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 10:28

EN&N mocks out poor uneducated black folks....Rasp thinks he's Thurston Howell III and Yogiman fancies himself a constitutional scholar...you just can't make this stuff up...Nashville certainly has diversity....no doubt about it.

Slack....Ben....Hugger....Moonglow...Gov...Kosh...Brrrrk...and John Galt...are you(s) out there? We need fresh material!

By: bfra on 12/6/12 at 10:29

Raspy, do you paint your fingernails?

By: Moonglow1 on 12/6/12 at 10:31

Moonglow1: Parnell, good for Obama for not stopping in TN. Why should he. The Tea Nut controlled legislature does not want federal dollars right? Even though our state depends on them. What hypocrites!

The Tea Nuts hate government, yet they are the government. Since they don't like government, then they get elected to serve their own interests or serve their plutocratic masters. They certainly do not serve the people.

The incident in the subway was unfortunate, however there are murders on a daily basis in Nashville. Of course the Tea Nut Ramsey is pushing his guns in locked cars on campus. He says let's git er done so we can move on.

I expect more killings as a direct result of the Tea Nut public policy on guns. Shoot em up according to Ramsey.

Git your AK 47 and your education!!

By: Moonglow1 on 12/6/12 at 10:34

Moonglow1: According to the Mother Jones publication, the TN legislature is the worst one is the entire USA!!!

That about sums it up. Mother Jones got it right!

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 10:38

Ramsey thinks he's Rambo, ramming gun legislation through the chamber...drives a Ram pick-up, no doubt...Guts & Glory.....our guts, his glory....obvious testosterone imbalance.

By: gdiafante on 12/6/12 at 10:40

They're trying to get the wine in groceries bill introduced again. That really shows how archaic this place is.

By: Moonglow1 on 12/6/12 at 10:43

Moonglow1: So Rasp
I love Christmas Lights too.

All different colors!! Certainly not reflective of the all white Tea Nut party that you belong to.

Face it. The Republican party is gone. It is completely taken over by out of touch lunatics.

When Christmas lights flicker: it reminds me of Tea Nut brains. The brains rev up, but no juice to keep them going. They fizzle and flicker with incomplete and jumbed thoughts.

By: yogiman on 12/6/12 at 10:47

RE: your 0917 post, gdiagante,

Hhow do you know Barry was born in the US? Because he said he was? Was you at the hospital when he was born as his paternal grandmother said she was... in Kenya?

By: Moonglow1 on 12/6/12 at 10:49

Moonglow1: Loner, so true (Ramsey as Rambo). His voice is effeminate. Maybe needs a testosterone shot.

Yeah wine in grocery stores should have passed years ago! But, we passed the guns in bars. Can't buy a bottle of wine to drink at home.

Archaic is right on...

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 10:52

The Tennessee Tea-bagger Blues in E minor:

Rambo Ramsey

They call me Rambo Ramsey.
'cause I ram legislation through.
Grandstanding and hammy.
My opponents are few.

Yeah, I'm a Tennessee tea-bagger.
Evangelical Christian too.
You can tell by my swagger.
I don't really care about you.

I'm the tea-bagger, Rambo Ramsey.
I run the Coonskin Cap state.
I Got no tolerance for pansies.
'cause I got God, Guns & Hate.

By: Moonglow1 on 12/6/12 at 10:59

Moonglow1: Yogi

Obama born in the USA
Hawaii is his place of birth
A good President he does make
Not like Romney-such a fake

Now Grover Norquist what a guy
A pledge to a lobbyist on the fly
US citizens held hostage by a pledge
While the US economy teeters on a ledge

The 1 percent happy as pie
Selling a lie!!
Obama please stand firm
Give these tea nuts a kick in the a#ss
You who was born in the USA
Make these 1 percent pay to play

By: Moonglow1 on 12/6/12 at 11:04

Moonglow1: Loner, Tea Bagger Blues-a sure hit!!

There are some democratic music people here. They should put your words to music.

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 11:05

Poets laureate? The contest is now open...rhyming time is here!

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 11:12

If there is a left-leaning radio station in Music City, you could contact them, Moonglow....if they like the lyrics, they'll find a band to perform it....let's do it....all I want out of the deal is a credit and maybe some business for Jingle James....think JAMES.

J is for Jingles
A is for Acronyms
M is for Mnemonics
E is for Euphemisms
S is for Slogans

It's my sideline business....I could use some Bizness coming out of Music City....I need the cash to augment my stash.

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 11:25

Moonglow, I like your 10:59 poem....BHO needs support from We the People at this time....he's got a mandate and the GOP is standing in his way, playing with financial fire....in a volatile environment....they could inadvertently self-immolate, especially when one considers the excessive amounts of flammable hair spray those baby-faced GOP guys use....one spark in that gas-filled chamber could set off the Congressional Stagnation Conflagration of 2012...listen for the ".WHHHOOOOMMPPHHH".....it will be an historic event, for sure.

The GOP will get the blame as the bus sails over the "cliff".....but Obama will get the credit, when the "cliff" turns out to be speed-bump....a little jostling and banging around, but no loss of control....BHO is gonna come out of this smelling like a rose...and Boehner et al. may be ousted in 2014.

The POTUS needs to stand his ground and let the GOP take the blame for "the cliff".

By: yogiman on 12/6/12 at 11:44


You're a "brilliant" man (as you claim), so tell me; why did Obama say he was born in Kenya if he wasn't? Was he just telling another lie?

Why did his wife say they had to take medical shots to go through Africa to his homeland of Kenya? Was she lying, also? Why did his paternal grandmother say she was in the room with his mother when he was born? Was she also lying?

How many liars do they have in that family?

By: Loner on 12/6/12 at 11:45

I gottta run...bizness to attend to....later!

By: yogiman on 12/6/12 at 11:51

Another point, gdiafante.

You argue his "birth certificate" is a real certificate. I ask again; when did African become a race? Was you alive in 1961? How many black people did you know who were known as Africans as their race? Yet his "birth certificate" shows his father's race as African and his father was born in 1934? So when did the Negro race become the African race?

By: yogiman on 12/6/12 at 11:57

What was the citizenship decision in the Minor v. Happersett (1898) case, gdiafante?

And again, why did the Senate make their decision on the McCain debate that was brought up by Obama?

And again, why did Obama refuse to be questioned?

Convince me; I'd sure like to know.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 12:11

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year, making the comments during an exclusive interview with Brian Williams airing tonight at 10pm/9c on NBC’s “Rock Center.”


By: Blanketnazi2 on 12/6/12 at 12:12

Echoing a theme stated by many other companies, Cook said he believes the U.S. education system is failing to produce enough people with the skills needed for modern manufacturing processes. He added, however, that he hopes the new Mac project will help spur others to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.