Skip to comments.Sorry, Right-Wing Media: The "Knockout Game" Trend Is a Myth
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 thatsorry, Sean Hannitythere is no hard data showing that it's a trend.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
"Nothing to see here. Move along."
Different author. Same story.
So, the “knockout game” is a myth, but Trayvon Martin was just one of zillions of innocent victims?
Would be too funny if one of these myths would knock this idiot out.
How can you admit that the game exist and then call it a false trend, this witch is totally stupid.
Sorry Left-Wing Media, your telling us to not believe our lying eyes and believe you instead is a continuing trend.
First sentence fail.
Hannity opened today’s show by KICKING EMMA’S ASS UP BEHIND HER EARS!
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.
That must be why Philly’s liberal mayor declared war on the thugs.
Guess he didn’t get the talking points.
Must be the latest narrative to try to keep decent people unaware until it’s too late.
Sorry, Salon, but as usual, you lying moonbat liberals are full of shiite.
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.”
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?
When it becomes widely known and recognized,
people will start looking for it and defending themselves.
Same people during the Trayvon circus said that white people legally kill black people on every srtreet corner.
I say drop Ms Roller into downtown Baltimore after 11 pm on a Saturday night and see if she changes her tune.
Denial of Knockout Game is just more Black Ku Klux Klan Racism
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.)
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