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article imageNew York Post runs another controversial headline

By Greta McClain     Dec 12, 2012 in World
New York - A week after coming under fire for a disturbing image and headline on the front page, the New York Post is once again in the middle of a controversy.
Last week, Digital Journal reported that the New York Post and one of it's freelance photographers were embroiled in controversy when the newspaper printed a photo of a man moments before he was hit by a New York City subway train. The caption on the photo read:
"Pushed on the subway track, this man is about to die: DOOMED.”
On Wednesday, the New York Post's ran a picture of 31-year-old law student, Brandon Woodard, on the front page. The headline read:
"Drawing his gun, this assassin is about to kill"
Woodard, walking through the crowded Columbus Circle neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, was murdered when an unidentified man walked up behind him, took a gun out of his pocket and shot Woodard in the head before fleeing the scene.
New York Post headline
New York Post headline
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The image used by the New York Post was one released by NYPD investigators after gathering security camera footage of the murder. The picture showed Woodard just seconds before being shot in the head.
Some who saw the headline are shocked that the New York Post would resort to using such an image and headline just one week after the previous controversy. One person said:
"One would think after barely surviving the last PR kerfluffle, the Post would know better than to run shit like this again. But no..."
Others however believe that picture may help lead to the killer's capture. Crispyduck13 commented:
"Yeah, it's creepy, but at least in this case it serves a purpose to get the killer's image out to many thousands of people at once."
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