A couple of things. This is the New York Post we are taking about here, not the greatest bastion of class and journalism. Let's remember that even though freelance photographer Umar Abbasi took the shot of a man (Ki-Suck Han) who was facing his death as a New York City subway train was approaching, it was the Post who published the post on its front cover with a rather unfortunate headline. No wonder people are outraged.
Here is what Abbasi said on The Today Show this morning, who admitted that he sold the photo already.