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Mob beating of former Forum reporter in Virginia sparks media firestorm

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FARGO - A former Forum reporter who was beaten by a mob has found himself caught in a media firestorm amid claims that his newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, tried to practice "reverse racism" by burying the incident.


Dave Forster - who wrote for The Forum from 2002 to 2006 - was one of two off-duty Virginian-Pilot reporters attacked by a group of young black men while they drove home from a concert at the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk, Va., 2½ weeks ago.

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