New York Post readers were greeted this morning with a shocking sight. Slapped across the cover was a photo of a man seconds away from being killed by an oncoming subway train:

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The Post is now facing a very nasty backlash — and they’ve earned it:

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And what about the man who lost his life?

We can’t. Just horrible.

But perhaps the Post’s colossal lapse in taste highlights something even more disturbing than the cover itself: