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(Gawker)   What's worse: The woman who takes a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background, or the newspaper who takes a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background?   (gawker.com) divider line 141
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2013-12-04 12:48:44 PM
Or maybe it's the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or, even, it's the person who submits a link to Fark to the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who responds to that link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who replies to that comment on the link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background.

Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.
 
2013-12-04 12:59:39 PM
While suicides are nothing to joke about, it's just one person taking a selfie.  No reason for everyone to get all jumpy.
 
2013-12-04 01:02:25 PM

Pocket Ninja: Or maybe it's the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or, even, it's the person who submits a link to Fark to the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who responds to that link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who replies to that comment on the link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background.

Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.


Reason #whatever I have you favorited.
 
2013-12-04 01:06:23 PM

Pocket Ninja: Or maybe it's the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or, even, it's the person who submits a link to Fark to the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who responds to that link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who replies to that comment on the link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background.

Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.


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2013-12-04 01:07:25 PM

Pocket Ninja: Or maybe it's the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or, even, it's the person who submits a link to Fark to the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who responds to that link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who replies to that comment on the link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background.

Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.



newnation.sg
 
2013-12-04 01:15:33 PM
Yet the NY Post had no problem rubbernecking the impending suicide, and photographing the man's desperate act to sell papers, I noticed.
 
2013-12-04 01:25:43 PM

Pocket Ninja: Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.


I'm reminded of, "it's turtles, all the way down!"
 
2013-12-04 01:26:11 PM
 I look at it like this: the holiday season may have a phenomenally high suicide rate, but we can't hope to maintain that level of excellence if everyone doesn't do their part.
 
2013-12-04 01:29:31 PM

Pocket Ninja: Or maybe it's the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or, even, it's the person who submits a link to Fark to the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who responds to that link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who replies to that comment on the link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background.

Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.


noellewittkop.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-04 01:47:45 PM
The woman was grossly insensitive, but the Post was way out of line for singling her out like that. She's a private citizen - snapping an ungracious selfie does not warrant media retribution.
 
2013-12-04 01:51:47 PM
We're humans. We used to take family photos with deceased family members dressed up as if they were alive. We do morbid shiat. Nothing new.
 
2013-12-04 01:52:32 PM
Also, I'd suicide her bridge.
 
2013-12-04 01:57:23 PM

Pocket Ninja: Or maybe it's the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or, even, it's the person who submits a link to Fark to the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who responds to that link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background. Or the person who replies to that comment on the link submitted to Fark of the website who reports on the newspaper taking a photo of a woman taking a selfie with a person about to commit suicide in the background.

Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.


Don't you blame this on me!   I was at work.
 
2013-12-04 01:59:38 PM

I_Am_Weasel: While suicides are nothing to joke about, it's just one person taking a selfie.  No reason for everyone to get all jumpy.


no, it's not.  It's a picture taken by someone unseen of a woman with her phone/camera pointing at herself.  Pocket Ninja points it out, but this has BS written all the fark over it.
 
2013-12-04 01:59:58 PM
Fark Gawker and the NY Post by faking outrage over something they are using to attract readers. They could have run the story without the pictures.
 
2013-12-04 02:00:38 PM

hervatski: We used to take family photos with deceased family members dressed up as if they were alive.


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2013-12-04 02:00:57 PM
With scores of onlookers watching the dramatic 10 a.m. rescue by cops, the crass camerawoman turned her back to the scene, angled her phone toward the bridge and snapped a shot.
...
When approached by The Post afterward...


Meaning that the Post was already there to get some grisly shots of their own to sell for a profit.

Stay classy jerks.
 
2013-12-04 02:01:33 PM
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2013-12-04 02:01:36 PM
None of the above.

This is how we live and die now.
 
2013-12-04 02:01:44 PM
The trick is to snap that picture just as he jumps.

/see that spot there... yeah, riight there, that's the guy falling. I wonder if his family would want a copy?
 
2013-12-04 02:01:54 PM
Eh, it's not like she could have done anything to help.
 
2013-12-04 02:03:20 PM
Please tell me he was suicidal because of a photo scandal...
 
2013-12-04 02:04:45 PM
It's the worst that could happen.
 
2013-12-04 02:05:31 PM
The NY Post took the photo of the woman taking a selfie?

How did they manage that? Did she call them to let them know what she was going to do?

Shiat article is shiat. Same for you too, Stupid Subby.
 
2013-12-04 02:05:39 PM

hardinparamedic: I look at it like this: the holiday season may have a phenomenally high suicide rate, but we can't hope to maintain that level of excellence if everyone doesn't do their part.


It's the most wonderful time of the year, right?
 
2013-12-04 02:05:59 PM

Brick-House: The trick is to snap that picture just as he jumps.

/see that spot there... yeah, riight there, that's the guy falling. I wonder if his family would want a copy?


"Yeah, hey.  We're going to have to take another one.  He blinked."
 
2013-12-04 02:06:15 PM
So, basically, when The New York Post realized they weren't going to get a splatter shot and the whole thing would wrap up in dull fashion they decided this was their backup "story".

Everybody who works at and reads that rag should go jump off that bridge.
 
2013-12-04 02:07:15 PM
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Not sure how many selfies include the camera that is taking the picture.  So, how bad is the person taking a picture of a person taking a selfie with someone in the background committing suicide?
 
2013-12-04 02:07:56 PM
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How did she manage to get a "selfie" like this? Does the phone come with some sort of hovering camera drone?
 
2013-12-04 02:08:10 PM

hervatski: We're humans. We used to take family photos with deceased family members dressed up as if they were alive. We do morbid shiat. Nothing new.


Years ago at one of my uncles homes we were going through a ton of old family pictures from the 1880s to about the 30s. There were a bunch of ones of dead relatives in coffins. The ones with kids were the most creepy. They called them sleeping angels.
 
2013-12-04 02:08:13 PM
Ehhh, looks accidental.  Now if the person photographing her, while she was using her hand to hold the guy on the bridge up, like those artsy pics people take of others like per say 'holding the sun.'  Then, well, that's just insensitive and in bad taste.
 
2013-12-04 02:08:32 PM

stuhayes2010: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x420]
Not sure how many selfies include the camera that is taking the picture.  So, how bad is the person taking a picture of a person taking a selfie with someone in the background committing suicide?


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-12-04 02:09:00 PM

skozlaw: So, basically, when The New York Post realized they weren't going to get a splatter shot and the whole thing would wrap up in dull fashion they decided this was their backup "story".

Everybody who works at and reads that rag should go jump off that bridge.


THIS
 
2013-12-04 02:09:21 PM

Dragonflew: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x420]

How did she manage to get a "selfie" like this? Does the phone come with some sort of hovering camera drone?


Her left arm is  reallylong.
 
2013-12-04 02:10:14 PM
The Post was going to run this on their cover regardless, and since he didn't jump, and they didnt score THAT photo, they found a way to do it without making themselves look like the scumbags they are.   This is the same paper that is still doing 2 page spreads about Lanza to keep the fame train rolling for him.

What's really funny is they're making this out like she's a terrible person but if she wasn't in the frame of the photo, it would be CNN i-Report worthy as some sort of faux photojournalism.
 
2013-12-04 02:10:29 PM
Okay so the guy didn't actually commit suicide, we know what happened because it already happened.  He was not "about to commit suicide," we know this now because he did not.  He was threatening to commit suicide.

I'm not usually such a grammar nazi but for some reason I read that headline and had a sad that someone committed suicide only to find out the headline didn't match what actually happened.

/yeah i know welcometofark.jpg
 
2013-12-04 02:10:51 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I_Am_Weasel: While suicides are nothing to joke about, it's just one person taking a selfie.  No reason for everyone to get all jumpy.

no, it's not.  It's a picture taken by someone unseen of a woman with her phone/camera pointing at herself.  Pocket Ninja points it out, but this has BS written all the fark over it.


lets not jump to conclusions nanas dildo it just mike be that some was making BASE commentary
 
2013-12-04 02:11:56 PM
~~In a follow up interview with the Daily Mail, Post photographer Paul Martinka said he couldn't remember "if she had an accent," but added, "She was a tourist, I'm sure of that."

Photographer AND accent expert!
 
2013-12-04 02:11:57 PM

stuhayes2010: Not sure how many selfies include the camera that is taking the picture.


Now that I think about it, almost all of them. They also usually include a mirror, shower curtains, and lips that look like they were stapled together.
 
2013-12-04 02:13:56 PM
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Her hand looks like a hairless dog is trying to eat a phone.
 
2013-12-04 02:15:17 PM
If there's a ever a time for a selfie....this is it.
 
2013-12-04 02:15:38 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I_Am_Weasel: While suicides are nothing to joke about, it's just one person taking a selfie.  No reason for everyone to get all jumpy.

no, it's not.  It's a picture taken by someone unseen of a woman with her phone/camera pointing at herself.  Pocket Ninja points it out, but this has BS written all the fark over it.


This is the second time in the last few days somebody posts a "selfie" with the camera in the photo (yes, I count the Darth Vader selfie in this because they made the same mistake).
 
2013-12-04 02:16:04 PM
the news was there, waiting for him to fall.
They don't go out to get pictures of happy children and pupppies playing in the flowers.
they get paid big for horrors
that said

who gives a shiat about the attention whores?
they stop up traffic for people who are actually doing something
they don't jump, they never jump
I was on the 'frisco bay bridge for a suicide threat..they happen pretty regularly
people were yelling "JUMP A-HOLE!"

the golden gate is a different story, those  are fun!
 
2013-12-04 02:16:26 PM

xanadian: Pocket Ninja: Somewhere in all this, though, someone is blameless. I'm sure of that.

I'm reminded of, "it's turtles, all the way down!"





i478.photobucket.com



What a pregnant turtle who should jump off a bridge while somebody is taking a selfie looks like

 
2013-12-04 02:16:43 PM
I'm of the view that suicide booths should be publicly available so that bridges are not necessary. Plop in a quarter and go in a cloud of cyanide. That's the real story here: we continue to live in a country so barbaric that people are forced to end their lives in a brutal, degrading fashion. Good job NYP at pushing the life-lover agenda.
 
2013-12-04 02:17:30 PM
Dear subby,

The Post isn't a newspaper; it's a tabloid.
 
2013-12-04 02:20:28 PM

groppet: hervatski: We're humans. We used to take family photos with deceased family members dressed up as if they were alive. We do morbid shiat. Nothing new.

Years ago at one of my uncles homes we were going through a ton of old family pictures from the 1880s to about the 30s. There were a bunch of ones of dead relatives in coffins. The ones with kids were the most creepy. They called them sleeping angels.


Well looks like a night of video games so I can stave off the horrors of the night until the light of day comes.
 
2013-12-04 02:20:28 PM
The newspaper is always worse. Remember that in case it comes up again.
 
2013-12-04 02:20:54 PM
If people want to commit suicide, that's their business.  I just wish more of them would be more considerate of others.  Jumping into a very large body of water is a decent enough way to do it, but it'd be better if they attached an anchor to keep their recently dead body from washing up anywhere.  It's a lot better than jumping onto a busy sidewalk or leaving your corpse for someone else to find.

I really wish people would avoid interrupting traffic though.  If you are going to do it, either do it at 3am or do it quickly.  If you are killing yourself, you can appreciate how much life sucks - please don't make it worse for everyone.
 
2013-12-04 02:21:48 PM
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