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Sorry, Right-Wing Media: The "Knockout Game" Trend Is a Myth
Slate ^ | November 25, 2013 | Emma Roller

Posted on 11/26/2013 1:16:35 PM PST by NotYourAverageDhimmi

I remember the summer of 2011, a story about a crowd of teenagers at the Wisconsin State Fair randomly attacking fairgoers went viral as a sign of a burgeoning race war. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel fanned the flames, calling the teenagers "rampaging youths" who caused "mob-like disturbances":

"Then around the closing time of 11 p.m., witnesses told the Journal Sentinel, dozens to hundreds of black youths attacked white people as they left the fair, punching and kicking people and shaking and pounding on their vehicles."

"Dozens to hundreds"? When witnesses can't differentiate between 24 and 100, should we really rely on them to speculate whether a crime was racially motivated? One of the reasons the story gained so much traction could have stemmed from the fact that Milwaukee is the most segregated city in the country, and it validated white residents' fear that their black neighbors are dangerous.

Now, the false trend story of black mob violence has cropped up again, as it seems to do annually, in conservative media outlets. (McKay Coppins wrote about this phenomenon in BuzzFeed last year.) The new scare is the "knockout game," in which black youths supposedly attack innocent people just for fun. Conservative pundits decry the MSM for suffering from political correctness and whitewashing crimes perpetrated by black people, but a more reasonable explanation for why most media outlets aren't devoting round-the-clock coverage to the knockout game is that—sorry, Sean Hannity—there is no hard data showing that it's a trend.

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It looks like there have been marching orders from above for leftist media outlets (which is most of them) to pretend that the Knockout Game trend (and other similar "teen" violence) is all just a figment of the Conservative, racist imagination.

"Nothing to see here. Move along."

1 posted on 11/26/2013 1:16:35 PM PST by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Yep, there's another post about 2 down from this one.

Different author. Same story.

2 posted on 11/26/2013 1:18:55 PM PST by wbill
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

So, the “knockout game” is a myth, but Trayvon Martin was just one of zillions of innocent victims?


3 posted on 11/26/2013 1:18:57 PM PST by madprof98
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Would be too funny if one of these myths would knock this idiot out.


4 posted on 11/26/2013 1:19:43 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

How can you admit that the game exist and then call it a false trend, this witch is totally stupid.


5 posted on 11/26/2013 1:19:50 PM PST by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sorry Left-Wing Media, your telling us to not believe our lying eyes and believe you instead is a continuing trend.


6 posted on 11/26/2013 1:20:14 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Sorry Slate. "Beat Whitey Night" was at the Iowa state fair in 2010. It's all over the internet.

First sentence fail.

7 posted on 11/26/2013 1:20:21 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Hannity opened today’s show by KICKING EMMA’S ASS UP BEHIND HER EARS!


8 posted on 11/26/2013 1:20:29 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Oh, yeah, the party line is out there. Jamelle Bouie at The Daily Beast is another media parrot trained to squawk it on command. "Nothing to see here, and to talk about it is racist." Not even a nice try.

The apologists know exactly what's going on. They aren't trying to keep a lid fastened on it to prevent violence, they're trying to encourage it.

9 posted on 11/26/2013 1:20:30 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

That must be why Philly’s liberal mayor declared war on the thugs.

Guess he didn’t get the talking points.


10 posted on 11/26/2013 1:20:30 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: wbill

Must be the latest narrative to try to keep decent people unaware until it’s too late.


11 posted on 11/26/2013 1:21:12 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sorry, Salon, but as usual, you lying moonbat liberals are full of shiite.


12 posted on 11/26/2013 1:21:31 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

So much like Fahrenheit 451 (the book not movie).

“See? Your family is safe. Your government won’t let anything bad happen to you or your family.”


13 posted on 11/26/2013 1:21:52 PM PST by DBrow
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
It might well be true that the "Knockout Game" is on the wane now that a couple of the Knegro Knockout Artists have been shot.

At any rate, I am damn sure it helped Smith and Wesson sales figures for the quarter! Even an urban "Teen" can learn from a near-death experience, with many others learning from a post-death of a homie or two. The beauty of CCW: One never do know, do one?

14 posted on 11/26/2013 1:22:15 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (OK, Obama be bad. Now where's OUR Program, Plan, and Leader?)
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To: Billthedrill

When it becomes widely known and recognized,
people will start looking for it and defending themselves.


15 posted on 11/26/2013 1:22:25 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Same people during the Trayvon circus said that white people legally kill black people on every srtreet corner.


16 posted on 11/26/2013 1:23:20 PM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I say drop Ms Roller into downtown Baltimore after 11 pm on a Saturday night and see if she changes her tune.


17 posted on 11/26/2013 1:23:33 PM PST by bkopto
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Denial of Knockout Game is just more Black Ku Klux Klan Racism


18 posted on 11/26/2013 1:24:14 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: Real Conservatives Only, Please)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
yeah..just another (wag the dog) WTD..move along
say anything; BUT nothing about, 0'ButtCracks' DeathCare program.

19 posted on 11/26/2013 1:25:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Bet my good friend’s good friend is glad to hear that the knock game is a myth.

Seems that he was out jogging in Edgewood park in New Haven CT late this past summer on a lovely sunny afternoon when some kids rode by on bikes, turned around, slugged him, and then laughed when he fell to the ground and took off leaving the guy there with a cut open head and an arm broken in at least 4 places.

I’m sure that the stitches to close his head back up and multiple surgeries to fix his arm were just figments of his imagination.

(I guess I shouldn’t even mention the guy was jewish and the kids were black because that would be racists.)


20 posted on 11/26/2013 1:26:13 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

marching orders must have been sent from the White Hut because leftist sites are all saying the same thing as usual


21 posted on 11/26/2013 1:27:00 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

So, is it a myth when events like the fairs in Wisconsin have to be cancelled because marauding gangs of feral black youth from Milwaukee run around punching out whites? Or when flash mobs do group smash & grab theft at stores? Or when films of “knockouts” appear all over the internet?

Or, is it a myth because it’s just business as usual?


22 posted on 11/26/2013 1:27:50 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Tell that to the victims.


23 posted on 11/26/2013 1:28:14 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The message is “don’t be cautious, don’t fight back, because if you do either, you’re racist”.


24 posted on 11/26/2013 1:28:40 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It’s not a trend, but stories about it are only just recently popping up. It was always happening before! < /s>


25 posted on 11/26/2013 1:28:41 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The Left will stop at nothing to create their illusions.


26 posted on 11/26/2013 1:29:24 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Knockout, also known as the knockout game, knockout king, bombing, polar-bearing, and polar-bear hunting
27 posted on 11/26/2013 1:29:45 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (What we said when we said what we said was. Period. End of story.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I was attacked by a mob of black kids one time at the LA county fair. I was just walking along minding my own business when suddenly I was surrounded by about 20 black kids. I didn’t think much of it at first until I realized I was in the middle of them and one from behind me sucker punched me. They then surrounded me and some of them chided the older ones to hit me. I stood my ground and stared down the biggest one, basically daring him to try it. It worked because they backed off at that point. I’m positive I was a target only because I was white and I was in an area where there wasn’t a lot of people around. This pack of little thugs were obviously going around the fair repeating this to other innocent people.

This happened to me in the late 60s. That’s right, 50 or so years ago. So this kind of crap has been going on a long, long time.


28 posted on 11/26/2013 1:30:00 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Who should I believe, Emma Roller or my lying eyes (its all over youtube).


29 posted on 11/26/2013 1:30:01 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Knockout game, Life imitaing Art?

"There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence." Alex in Clockwork Orange
30 posted on 11/26/2013 1:32:55 PM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: envisio

And, the same people had a meltdown over the Duke lacrosse team rape case, in which a black girl charged she was raped.

Statistically, a white man raping a black girl almost never happens, but, we were led to believe that the biggest threat to any black girl was a group of white boys on a sports team. A similar story was behind the Tawana Brawley tale, in which a black girl also charged sexual assault.


31 posted on 11/26/2013 1:33:13 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Actually, I think the existence of Slate is a myth.
32 posted on 11/26/2013 1:33:39 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

it never happens- we always have 4 nicknames for stuff that never happens.

they let any old tard write for Slate I guess.


33 posted on 11/26/2013 1:35:54 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’m not sure I understand Slate’s reasoning. The knockout game doesn’t exist because witness accounts for one instance varied from “dozens to hundreds”? Then no crime exists, because there will always be variability in eyewitness accounts under duress. Sounds like better crowd estimates than MSNBC does at the mall in Washington D.C, anyway.

I also like their snide super-plus-good-not-racist implication that (white) Milwaukie residents can’t be trusted because it’s “the most segregated city in the country”. Nice to see what passes for liberal logic.


34 posted on 11/26/2013 1:36:09 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Not so, Libtards...

http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/


35 posted on 11/26/2013 1:39:05 PM PST by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It’s not real until it happens to a liberal journalist.


36 posted on 11/26/2013 1:39:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Rinnwald

“Milwaukie residents can’t be trusted because it’s “the most segregated city in the country””

Wait a minute...doesn’t slate routinely publish claims that the South is the source and home of racism?


37 posted on 11/26/2013 1:40:13 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Great. So when these kids start getting ventilated it will still be one big mythical joke right? Good.
38 posted on 11/26/2013 1:40:31 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Knockout Game perp + CCW permit holder = dead perp and improvement in societal gene pool.
39 posted on 11/26/2013 1:41:28 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It’s not a knock out game. It is Obama yutes redistributing the divirsity of the inner cities.


40 posted on 11/26/2013 1:45:46 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Rinnwald
"liberal logic"

This is exactly the way Big Lib Media has been "reporting" black crime since the sixties. To wit: black crime doesn't exist. Racist whites make the stories up. Nothing to see here. Of course, brain-dead morons like the writer won't walk down black neighborhoods after dark. We'll give her a choice: she can walk one mile in an all-white neighborhood after midnight, or one mile in an all-black neighborhood. I wonder what choice she'd make?

41 posted on 11/26/2013 1:45:50 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Steely Tom

Actually, it happened at the Wisconsin State Fair too!


42 posted on 11/26/2013 1:47:42 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The author has to be read very carefully. The author is not denying that knockout games exist, she is denying that there is a trend that it is getting worse. She is correctly calling out the media for claiming that this is a new trend, because it isnt. The media is calling it a new trend so that they don’t have to explain why they weren’t covering it before. This still doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. So relax, you are not getting beaten up more than usual.


43 posted on 11/26/2013 1:48:32 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

It is a myth until the Slate guy gets punched down on the street. Then it becomes a reality for him but he won’t discuss it.


44 posted on 11/26/2013 1:49:42 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
A similar story was behind the Tawana Brawley tale, in which a black girl also charged sexual assault.

She not only claimed to have been raped by a gang of white men, but she identified one of them by name: Stephen Pagones, who at the time was an Assistant District Attorney of the county in which she lived.

This accusation was repeated by her "councilor" Al Sharpton (who may have given her the idea and the name in the first place), which slander resulted in the award of a damage judgment in the amount of $345K to Mr. Pagones.

As many of you will recall, Sharpton never paid his share of the judgment himself. It was paid "for" him by one of his friends. Al don't have no money, even though he rides around in limos and private jets.

45 posted on 11/26/2013 1:51:17 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Aren’t quite of few of these attacks caught on video? Are they saying the videos are fake?


46 posted on 11/26/2013 1:51:40 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Not only is it a myth, you are a racist for seeing that it happens.


47 posted on 11/26/2013 1:52:35 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Boogieman
Actually, it happened at the Wisconsin State Fair too!

I did not know that.
- Ed McMahon

Anyway, Slate says it didn't. White Man Myth.

48 posted on 11/26/2013 1:52:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

That’s how the left handles things that prove that they are wrong. They trivialize it.


49 posted on 11/26/2013 1:53:11 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Never mind that I see it on tv and in print week after week...


50 posted on 11/26/2013 1:55:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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