July 11, 2008

The Altar

Top -- top! -- story at the Wilmington News Journal site as of 10:30am:

A University of Delaware student was beaten and robbed early today by five assailants, police said.

The 21-year-old victim from New Jersey, who was enrolled in the summer program, was walking in the first block of W. Cleveland Ave. about 2.30 a.m. when five men tackled him to the ground.

The assailants punched and kicked the victim in the head, injuring him, and robbed him of his cell phone, wallet, the keys to his car and money, said Newark police Cpl. Gerald Bryda.

The victim was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The men were described as between 18 and 25 years old. One of the assailants was a large-built 6-foot-tall man who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. A second attacker was thin-built and about 6 feet tall. He wore a baggy white T-shirt and jeans.

No description was provided on the other attackers.

Oh, really?? The Newark (DE) Police Dept. has a full description in their press release, including the descriptive tidbit the News Journal always omits.

"No other description." Only that which the ridiculously PC News Journal opted to leave out!


Posted by Hube at July 11, 2008 10:36 AM | TrackBack

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such pc apologists...I've said this before, I wish the De. State News would be more of a statewide paper and challenge the PC News Urinal.

Posted by: cardinals fan at July 11, 2008 11:04 AM

"No description was provided on the other attackers." - isnt that pretty much libel?

Posted by: arthur at July 11, 2008 11:18 AM

I wouldn't go that far, art. Maybe they didn't get the info at press time. Maybe. Nevertheless, the "additional info" wouldn't be printed anyhow, so a more accurate sentence might be "We're choosing not to print additional descriptions of the attackers."

Posted by: Hube at July 11, 2008 11:44 AM

hube- either they paint a very gray line or they are just completely neglignet in their work. oh, sorry i apologize, this is the journal, they are mostly negligent in their reporting.

Posted by: arthur at July 11, 2008 02:33 PM

Hube: Excellent point about the wording. Further, the PC-fueled decision to leave out "race" is a canard. If they don't want to say black or Hispanic, they could just say "had dark skin." Of course, that would open up new cans of worms, along with pointing out the absurd self-censorship at work here.

Posted by: Al Mascitti at July 12, 2008 12:02 PM