Erik Wemple, Callie Crossley and Howard Kurtz examine the New York Post’s controversial front cover; was it ethical journalism?
By Howard Kurtz, CNN
Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.
(CNN) - It was a horrifying front-page photo in every sense of the word.
It felt cheap, degrading and exploitative in a way that words could never match.
The photo captures a Queens man, Ki-Suck Han, after he had been pushed onto the subway tracks Monday as an oncoming train roared toward him. The screaming headline says it all: "DOOMED."
But the New York Post had every right to run the picture.
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