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NY Post runs pixelated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Tucsondriver, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Very saddening. The photo probably pixilates in print enough to make her face indiscernible, but about 5 feet away from my screen you can see some of her features. Even if it didn't, it still sucks. Has a mainstream paper ever done anything like this, or maybe the better question would be is the Post still a mainstream paper?


    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/am_devastated_and_disappointed_kZJ6fx9RuYBFYVKfFthGrN
     
  2. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Re: NY Post runs pixilated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

    that stinks...I'm a West Coaster, so a bit removed, but I consider the Post a tabloid.
     
  3. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Re: NY Post runs pixilated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

    Wow, that's not OK in my book. Her face is pixilated out, but other things (hair color, clothing, skin tone, height, weight) are clear. A random stranger may not be able to identify her, but anyone close to her now knows she's accusing police of rape. Not OK at all.
     
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: NY Post runs pixilated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

    a) let me go on record agreeing that the post is WAY out of bounds here, ever for them;

    b) my concern wouldn't be that 'anyone close to her' would know it's her suing the nypd; anyone 'close to her' certainly already knows that. it's the folks who know her but AREN'T close to her who are the ones i'd be most concerned about. strangers who don't know who aren't apt to recognize her from this photo when they meet her in the future.

    but any way you slice it a scumbag move by a scumbag newspaper (and, yes, the post is a newspaper -- a newspaper for bottom-feeders, perhaps, but a newspaper).
     
  5. mrbigles01

    mrbigles01 Member

    Re: NY Post runs pixilated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

    I work in another Dow Jones shop and even we mock the Post.
     
  6. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Re: NY Post runs pixilated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

    So we're agreeing on this but debating the finer points. I think that a rape victim should't have to state that fact to everyone in his or her life. This includes co-workers, neighbors and many people who could easily recognize her wardrobe. I think that's more important than random strangers.
     
  7. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Re: NY Post runs pixilated photo of alleged NYPD rape victim

    I hadn't fully thought through all the negative implications for the rape victim when I posted. I just reacted in shock and horror, really. There are probably other reasons this stinks that we haven't even thought of. Who the fuck at the NY Post thought this was a good idea?
     
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