Here's What the Daily News Robin Williams Cover Should Have Looked Like

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Alan Scherstuhl
We took the liberty of re-editing the Daily News' shameful Robin Williams cover. See the original version on the next page.

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msmithhd1
msmithhd1

I love Robin Williams an what he has given us. But his movies teach us to endure dispite great

Suffering. Suicide isn't the answer.....one movie that he did that probably we will not hear much about dealing with suicide is "What Dreams May Come" his wife struggled with the death of their children in the movie...and attempted suicide. He worked so hard to keep her alive. The irony here is he took his own life. He is human, but ultimately as human we want to live. I will always love Mr. Williams but his Death an life may be honored here but what about after. In heaven. I'love pray for his soul.

Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond

Since when did the Daily News become the Post? Man, I've been out of NY for too long.

8016033349
8016033349

NY has a personality all of it's own! Blunt and disrespectful as it was altogether, that's just the industry and how it works, and for New York it's just all about that when your in it to win it! Coming from Bollywood New York I surely wouldn't expect anything else when it comes to raunchy media in the making! A media that represents their city and their people in the style of how they distribute even their daily news! And so for everyone else life carries on in this God forsaken cold cruel world! Especially in the entertainment business, I don't really understand why it's such a surprise! Gotta love New York ppls, like Judge Judy on the stand, she don't sugar coat shit she just tells it like it is! So what, I'd rather here stories blunt and strait to the point, instead of a bunch recycled grape vine overdramatic exaggerated bullshit! Some long drawn out obituary nit picking every crook and cranny of someone's famous life behind the scenes, which every article will have their own dark story to tell about him as they dissect and start owning in on his life's timeline! If any other media is offended it's just because they weren't brave enough nor quick enough to get to the punchline to boost their own ratings! If they stuck it out with the rest of the cliché of media monkeys instead of throwing out the audience their worth and individuality from the rest of the crowd then that's their own mistake just like them pointing it out, shame shame on you, more like shame on you for not sticking to your own article instead they came along to steal the show with " This is what they should of done" bs.

Matthew Howell
Matthew Howell

What's his name? You put robin Williams name in your post. Why not the NYPD officers?

Matthew Howell
Matthew Howell

That cop wasn't known by millions of people. I'm sure if he was there would be as much media coverage.

joker012344
joker012344

Yeah, THAT'S what it should have looked like. Are you fucking retarded or did someone forget to give you your meds?

Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle

you know robin was a great actor and I loved a lot of his work but really he took a bitch ass way to go out!!!!he hanged himself like a coward fuck that bullshit that he got depression or money problem who in thus world don,t....

jaybmichael
jaybmichael

The only thing worse than the Daily News low-brow headline is the false moral superiority of the Village Voice with this post. Just tell me the news, spare me your demonization of the other guy. It's tired.

Sam Grant
Sam Grant

Those of us love and miss him, doesn't matter what they say, won't Make a difference to us. Thanks village voice, RIP Robin .

Jennifer Leigh
Jennifer Leigh

i wouldn't even use the Daily News to wipe my ass.

Andrew Dominguez
Andrew Dominguez

@Rick Welkis: not sure who owns the Daily News, but the NY Post is owned by News Corp...who also own Fox. So there's that.

distant215
distant215

its all about that slut turned housewife everybody celebrating, kk & kanye they not even from ny, but it all these newspapers cover & give positive feedback to..its annoying..robin williams was mr. new york, think of how many other a-lister you wouldnt do that to..SUE SUE SUE, that's the only thing these ppl hear or understand..  

distant215
distant215

yeah this era of geeks are so disrespectful...i think the family should sue, just because its not news to them doesnt mean its not news to america, the craziest part is the disrespectful stories inside..he gave to julliard for free..he was an humanitarian..this what happens when the newer generations take over a column..

Yessenia 'Jessie' Jiménez
Yessenia 'Jessie' Jiménez

I can't even look at the cover of the NY Post. They were ridiculously disgusting when David Carradine died. I don't read the News either. Both awful!

Nance Bernet
Nance Bernet

Dave George did a nice article on Robin Williams in the Post's sports page today.

pendragon3
pendragon3 topcommenter

I'm tempted to buy a bird and birdcage just to say that the Daily News is not worth using even to line the bottom of my birdcage.

Mada
Mada

I saw this issue at work yesterday and cringed.  A front page photo of Robin Williams will guarantee enough sales right now; they don't need to be trashy about it.

Jeremy Prescott
Jeremy Prescott

This really has little to do with Robin Williams. This is only this week's free content which is packaged and sold to bottom feeders. It's the same as packaging smelly fish in duct tape. There will be most of us who see it as garbage but a few will buy it as groceries. Next week it will be some other easy prey. Feel sorry for those who buy this. This is not news reporting (which is hard work). This is easy. Sit around a table, make up stuff. Paste it and sell it. Talentless people, never ever with a future in legitimate professions do this. I feel sorry for them too.

Rick Welkis
Rick Welkis

The Daily news must be owned by the oh so loved FOX NEWS Evil Empire!

Steve Katz
Steve Katz

Seriously Daily News!!! You really know how to the story.. This man made millions laugh and provided us with great moments and memory's to be cherished. This is but a small amount of what he did for his family, friends and random people he encounter through life always giving of himself.. Your News and the way you choose to present it we can do without..

Demetrius Arroyo
Demetrius Arroyo

Wish people would stop buying the Daily News and show them a message!

Mark Delon
Mark Delon

best example of the stigma of Addiction and Mental illness..people don't understand. what a shame for journalism

Erena LaBarck
Erena LaBarck

The original cover is SHAMEFUL. He deserves better. Just to sell papers. Sleazy.

Mark Sheridan
Mark Sheridan

And this is why the Daily News is a rag not fit to wipe your ass with...

Matt Gologor
Matt Gologor

The headline makes it seem like someone hanged him. Ruthless, heartless, and yes, disgusting.

Gail Ritzer Holbrook
Gail Ritzer Holbrook

When i saw it this morning i was in shock and was so sickened by it. What a true rag the Daily News has become. Shame on them!

remindjess
remindjess

No one always looks outside the way they feel inside. In fact, even a child will hide feelings from others, if only to stop others from talking to them. Do you remember the last time you felt really sad? You felt introverted, hiding inside your own mind, trying to go over and work out those feelings. Most of us want strangers to just leave us alone, to think. Sometimes we don't want anyone to talk to us, because we may not even know "What's wrong?). It doesn't surprise me that people always are surprised of this sort of passing, but we can identify with their feeling of "keeping it all inside". As for the horrible Daily News paper, if you or I, not being famous, were to die, we would get a small snapshot and 10 lines written about us, followed by a funeral or a wake with only family and friends. Everyone deserves this same "anonymity" when they pass.

pzang7
pzang7

Don't become a therapist Charlie.

rromsirhc
rromsirhc

Anyone with a modicum of intelligence, just a tad of knowledge, or perhaps has had to deal with this dreadful disease personally or in their family or friends would NEVER judge a tortured soul to be cowardly, when he could no longer fight his demons. Rest easy now Robin, God knows we'll miss you.

mrpoizun
mrpoizun

What do you know about it?  Eat shit, asswipe.

optimadies
optimadies

Ever try to hang yourself? Ever look your own mortality in its own eye? And not only that, but jump off the chair? If everyone in the world has these problems, and not everyone kills themselves, how is killing yourself the easy way to go out?

I mean, fuck. You can't even post your dumb thoughts under your real name. I know I'm one to talk, but I'm not the bitch ass insulting the dead, who can't fight back.

pzang7
pzang7

@jaybmichael I think we're just talking decency here. I guess it's been so long since you've seen or practiced it, it's completely foreign to you. 

katt1169
katt1169

Mortimer Zuckerberg owns the NY Daily News. It's a shame they did that

distant215
distant215

ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS REAL..STOP FOLLOWING PPL THAT DONT GIVE A "F" ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK LIKE "CONDASHIANS"   KANYE/DASHIANS SEE HOW WEAK THEY SOUND..DAILY NEWS IS LIKE A 3 YEAR OLD PAPER, A BUNCH OF RETARDS..SAD

skipchumley
skipchumley

@pendragon3, I think Robin Williams used to say about the National Enquirer, "Lining your birdcage with the National Enquirer -- that's redundant."

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