Group of black teens brutally beats store owner with skateboards: MSM omits race in its coverage

Group of black teens brutally beats store owner with skateboards: MSM omits race in its coverage

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Plus, u cn gt a gd jb at CBSNewYork. Consider the station’s coverage of a brutal assault that left a store owner so badly injured that he needs plastic surgery after four marauding teens savagely beat him with their skateboards. Here is the report in its entirety:

A pack of skateboarders savagely attacked a Lower East Side store owner when he confronted them about shoplifting, police said.

As CBS 2′s Tracee Carrasco reported, surveillance video shows the four suspects with skateboards bombarding the Eastern Supermarket last Friday.

They were allegedly stealing sodas out of a cooler. After Zhen Dan Guo followed them outside to demand they pay, a scuffle broke out. The suspects then used their skateboards as weapons.

Guo’s son, Linbin, shared photos with Carrasco of his father’s injuries after he was badly beaten, but the images were too graphic to be shown.

‘The bone, it cracked in his nose,’ Lin Bin said as he described one of the injuries seen in the pictures.

Doctors said Guo will need four titanium plates inserted in his face and worry the attack may have left him blind in one eye. He is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery Saturday.

As police hunt for the suspects, Linbin said he is fearful as he watches over the store in his father’s absence.

‘It really makes me nervous to be here,’ he said. ‘We’re open late, and I’m afraid more things are going to be happening.’

Linbin added that he hopes his father’s attackers will turn themselves in to police.

‘They should be ashamed of themselves,’ he said.

Notice any mention of the race of the suspects? Of course you didn’t. There isn’t any. Ditto for a retelling of the story at the website Gothamist. In fairness, the page is emblazoned with a large freeze frame from a surveillance video that reveals they are “of color,” but the author is still remiss in not conveying that fact in the story — especially considering the four youths are still at large.


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