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Malkin: How Oberlin Manufactured the Hate-Crime Hoax of the Year
Creators Syndicate ^ | August 23, 2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/22/2013 6:32:11 PM PDT by jazusamo

Busted. Stone-cold busted. Just as I suspected, "progressive" pranksters at Oberlin College have been definitively unmasked as the perpetrators of phony campus "hate crimes" that scored international headlines in March. The blabbermouth academic administrators who helped fuel the hysteria are now running for cover.

The Associated Press, The New York Times, MSNBC, Yahoo News and the Huffington Post were among the media outlets that trumpeted the story of supposed racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism run amok at my alma mater. Throughout the winter, anti-black and anti-gay graffiti, swastikas, and a shadowy figure in a "KKK hood" surfaced on the tiny campus outside Cleveland, Ohio. Black Entertainment Television News decried the hate outbreaks and "KKK sighting."

Because of my firsthand knowledge of Oberlin's long history of self-manufactured hate-crime incidents, the fake-hate-crime alarm bells went off immediately for me when I read the reports. Back in the 1990s, race-obsessed nutballs at Oberlin College cooked up a horrid hate-crime hoax. Asian-American students claimed that a phantom racist had spray-painted anti-Asian racial epithets on a campus landmark rock. It turned out that it was a warped Asian-American student who perpetrated the dirty deed.

Student newspapers were filled with complaints about imaginary racism. One Asian-American student accused a library worker of racism after the poor staffer asked the grievance-mongering student to lower the blinds where she was studying. A black student accused an ice-cream shop owner of racism after he told the student she was not allowed to sit at an outside table because she hadn't purchased any items from his store.

My suspicions about the latest "hate" crime were bolstered by police statements that the "KKK hood"-wearing menace was actually a female student wrapped in a blanket. Hollywood darling and Oberlin alumnus Lena Dunham was undaunted, however, in ginning up emotional calls for Obie solidarity...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: dunham; hatecrime; hoax; malkin; oberlin
Michelle Malkin called the hate-crime hoax and rips Oberlin College.
1 posted on 08/22/2013 6:32:11 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Michelle Malkin called the hate-crime hoax and rips Oberlin College.

Her columns are nearly always worth reading.

2 posted on 08/22/2013 6:35:52 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Standing Wolf

When she came on the scene, I said to myself, “She probably can’t spell her own name, but she’s hot, so she has a job.” WRONG! She can WRITE! Her polemic style is right up there with Steyn and Coulter.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: jazusamo

I think that the role played by Oberlin College in this race baiting charade leaves no choice but to pull it’s accreditation immediately.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 6:44:28 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: jazusamo

Once again I ask the question, where is the funding coming from and who has the most to gain from a race war in America?


5 posted on 08/22/2013 6:47:20 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Cyman

I agree, it’s evident they went along with it. Pull it and force them to have a major house cleaning.


6 posted on 08/22/2013 6:47:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Lena Dunham, there’s a reference.

She’ll be cool until it is discovered that ugly is not a stage of life.


7 posted on 08/22/2013 6:48:03 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Cyman

Why?

Did the COLLEGE do this hoax or the STUDENTS?


8 posted on 08/22/2013 6:48:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Cyman

“I think that the role played by Oberlin College in this race baiting charade leaves no choice but to pull it’s accreditation immediately.”

Oberlin just shot to the top of Obama’s list of colleges as it most surely meets his ‘ratings’ requirements and will receive extra funding in the future.


9 posted on 08/22/2013 6:49:15 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Doctor 2Brains

When she came on the scene, I said to myself, “She probably can’t spell her own name, but she’s hot, so she has a job.” WRONG! She can WRITE! Her polemic style is right up there with Steyn and Coulter.
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Michelle Malkin is the crème de la crème of conservative writing and commentary. I hate it when she’s on Hannity’s show he talks over her with his inane comments. She’s at least one or two standard deviations above Hannity on the IQ scale.

And the hotness scale—you’re right, she’s off the charts hot.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 6:50:54 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 08/22/2013 6:51:23 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: House Atreides

Once upon a time she was a FReeper.


12 posted on 08/22/2013 6:51:34 PM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: House Atreides

Steamy, baby! Steamy!
Also, I saw a dead rat in the gutter the other day who is smarter than Hannity!


13 posted on 08/22/2013 6:54:28 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: jazusamo; Liz; GOPJ; cripplecreek; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
RE Malkin: How Oberlin Manufactured the Hate-Crime Hoax of the Year

I still love her.
She is such a fire ball pointing out hatred of whites racism by libs.

14 posted on 08/22/2013 7:06:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: jazusamo; sickoflibs

What’s more shocking is Michelle Malkin went to Oberlin...Yikes. That’s one liberal school... Might be why she understands liberals so well... she lived within the heart of the beast...


15 posted on 08/22/2013 7:28:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (- - NSA - The only part of government that actually listens...Joe Kovacs)
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To: Publius

Why did she leave?

Any chance at getting her back here?

FR is unique. Anywhere. Bring her and some others back.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 7:31:39 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Elsie; All
excerpt:

“Oberlin allowed the entire country to go through months of handwringing over supposedly racist incidents knowing full well it was a hoax,” Jacobson told The DCNF.

Meet the Obama-supporting Leftists Who Faked Hate Crimes at Oberlin College

17 posted on 08/22/2013 7:53:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Delta Dawn

Lena Dunham, unattractive to the point of repulsion!


18 posted on 08/22/2013 8:01:16 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Elsie

Are you seriously defending the administration of Oberlin???

Seriously???

If you think the Mormons are effing up the country you ought to meet the sons of b*tches that have perverted the universities of America. This would include the Oberlin academic predators and parasites.

They are truly scum.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 8:03:19 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Jim from C-Town; Delta Dawn; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA

Average looking girl, with too many pounds, and too much ink, to be attractive.

But hardly Rosie O’Donnell.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 9:28:25 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: jazusamo

The year ain’t over yet, Michelle. Just sayin’.


21 posted on 08/23/2013 3:29:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: jazusamo

If hate crimes are to be treated as federal crimes, then making up hate crimes ought to be treated in the same manner and given the same sentences as hate crimes.


22 posted on 08/23/2013 3:46:00 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jazusamo

bump


23 posted on 08/23/2013 4:03:00 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: jazusamo

Thanks!


24 posted on 08/23/2013 5:18:56 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Impy

Average looking girl, with too many pounds, and too much ink, to be attractive.


You’ll need LOTS of words to do what this link can do...

http://www.google.com/search?q=Lena+Dunham,&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-ContextMenu&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=VlMXUvmBDbPC2gXxzoHwBw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=650


25 posted on 08/23/2013 5:20:31 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: headsonpikes
Are you seriously defending the administration of Oberlin???

Huh?

By asking a question?

26 posted on 08/23/2013 5:21:53 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: headsonpikes
If you think the Mormons are effing up the country ...

No; not the country; men's SOULS!

27 posted on 08/23/2013 5:22:20 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: headsonpikes
They are truly scum.

You are correct.

Now...

...what do we do about it?

28 posted on 08/23/2013 5:23:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Ben Mugged
...who has the most to gain from a race war in America?

Those who would make slaves of us all.

29 posted on 08/23/2013 6:29:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: freeangel

“If hate crimes are to be treated as federal crimes, then making up hate crimes ought to be treated in the same manner and given the same sentences as hate crimes.”

That’s truth medicine that would be the cure.


30 posted on 08/23/2013 6:30:18 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Michelle was the token conservative at the Seattle Times in the late Nineties. She covered the first meeting of the Puget Sound FReeper Chapter at Ivar's Acres of Clams in Seattle in June 1998, and she wrote it up for the Times. I owe her one, because she made me sound so much smarter than I really am.

When she went to Fox and became a national figure, she left FR. This site has changed a lot over the past 15 years, and further involvement would have damaged her reputation.

31 posted on 08/23/2013 7:05:39 AM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: Publius

Well I don’t know if that’s still the case.

The GOP is in transit.

If Michelle wants to be part of the new thing which takes its place (yes I’m making a ton of assumptions, and many may not agree with me at the moment) it would be intelligent for her to remain plugged in to what I see as the single most vibrant conservative voice anywhere.

Besides, I would love to read her stuff.

I know I could go to her blog, but the problem is I spend all my time here.

:D


32 posted on 08/23/2013 7:34:52 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: freeangel

Well said.


33 posted on 08/23/2013 8:19:11 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Impy

Attitude and morality also tie into attractiveness.


34 posted on 08/23/2013 8:25:48 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: jazusamo

This thing stunk like Jane Fonda's skivvies from the get-go.

This isn't the early 1960s, EVERYBODY has cell phone/cameras now. If there had been somebody dressed in Klan garb any where near Oberlin, there would have been cell phone pictures of it all over the internet, but of course, there were not. Not one.

The left wing is quite willing to use some pretty extreme measures to keep the mindless red-diaper babies in the student body afraid of anything not liberal.

Oberlin students are not intellectually capable of questioning left-wing dogma. I'm sure this hoax had them all huddling in their dorms in fear of being ridden down by night riders.

35 posted on 08/23/2013 10:17:37 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Kenton

Good points...In my view the thing that stinks the most is the administration keeping quiet when they knew it to be a hoax.

This reminds me of the female professor at Claremont College in So CA some years back that vandalized her own car after giving a hate crime lecture.

Someone witnessed it and she was fired and prosecuted for filing a false police report, at least that liberal college didn’t go along with the fraud.


36 posted on 08/23/2013 10:32:49 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“Consciousness raising” is the deliberate perpetration of a lie by people who prefer hatred and imaginary moral superiority to honesty. There’s a lot of it out there.


37 posted on 08/23/2013 10:42:32 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GOPJ
What’s more shocking is Michelle Malkin went to Oberlin...Yikes. That’s one liberal school... Might be why she understands liberals so well... she lived within the heart of the beast...

While it does have some legitimate credentials, you are basically on the mark. I, too, attended Oberlin for four years to obtain my A.B., and it was there that I developed the virtual total contempt for Leftwing thinking, which I display at Free Republic. It really does train one to recognize the totally shallow, airborne quality, of what passes for analysis on the Left.

But, again, all are not a party to the silliness that Michelle so correctly identifies--and so well dissects.

Incidentally, I was up there to speak to the small Conservative element in April, and am well aware of just how stupidly the College Administration behaved over the "incident." I will avoid details, so as not to cheapen my degree; but it was really an embarrassment. (Hysteria over make-believe threats compounded with frothy ideology does not add up to anything rational!)

William Flax

38 posted on 08/23/2013 10:55:58 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Jim from C-Town; Elsie; Perdogg

Of course. That’s sorta my point, if she was a tea party activist and not some dumb commie actress no one here would be calling her jabba the slut. ;)


39 posted on 08/23/2013 2:26:40 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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