TV Reporters Attacked by Mob in California

It’s open season on news reporters.
U.S. media people, most notably CBS reporter Lara Logan, were attacked by Egyptian mobs in Cairo. Now the violence is here.
A news crew from Sacramento, California’s Fox station KTXL was attacked and beaten on Sunday. The crew included a male reporter and a female videographer. Both were repeatedly struck, with the woman being pulled to the ground by her hair and kicked in the face. They were trying to cover reaction to a recent murder.
Go HERE to see two videos taken by TV stations. Here’s a video I found on YouTube apparently taken by a bystander:
Fox 40 and the reporter explain:

“This is one of the hazards of the business but we didn’t expect what we encountered here today,” said reporter John Lobertini.
Early this morning, a man who friends identify as 27-year-old Chester Jackson was shot and killed in a parking lot outside an IHOP in the 2900 block of Advantage Way. Sacramento Police say it started as a fight inside the restaurant.
Friends and family gathered at the scene Sunday and set up a memorial with candles and balloons.
When FOX40 reporter John Lobertini and photojournalist Rebecca Little approached around 4 p.m.  to see if anyone wanted to talk about what happened, they were attacked.
Several people pulled Little to the ground by her hair and kicked her in the face. “When I fell on the ground I was protecting myself, and then she kicked me and I was still kinda paralyzed, and I hear my reporter John say, ‘get up, get up,’” said Little.
Lobertini was also attacked. “I was punched on the side of my face,” said Lobertini, “but it was a situation where I was trying to fight off 6 or 7 or 8 people, I can’t even count them.”


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9 years ago

There’s a spirit of violence, lawlessness and rebellion in the air. It’s global and local and, in my opinion, it is supernaturally inspired. Nothing good will come of it.

9 years ago

looks like more black on white violence that somehow isn’t considered a hate crime… let a group of whites attack blacks in a similar manner and it would be national news and have every race huckster (sharpton, jackson etc) hopping around in a frenzy of rage.

9 years ago


9 years ago

Violence is a part of our society at this time but respect should be also. Why did the reporter feel it was alright to apporach the crowd filming instead of asking for premission first; it’s all about RESPECT.