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WORDS WITH FIENDS
Ann Coulter ^ | 12-11-2013 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 12/15/2013 2:21:25 PM PST by smoothsailing

WORDS WITH FIENDS

December 11, 2013


Whenever liberals are in a tight spot, they adopt the scorched-earth policy of argumentation. With no answer, they start demanding that you define words: What do you mean "liberal"? What do you mean "democracy"? What do you mean "patriotism"?

They retreat from argument, burning the English language as they go.

Accustomed to playing the role of Soviet commissar censoring the news when it comes to black violence, the Non-Fox Media are in a panic now that the alternative media can post videos of young black males punching out random strangers.

As a result, liberals are denying the "Knockout Game" exists by refusing to understand the meaning of basic words, such as "game" and "trend."

Knockout Game-debunkers place great significance, for example, on the fact that the assailants have not signed affidavits calling it a "game."

Thus, The New York Times noted that in one recent case of a random stranger being knocked out by young black males, "the attacker insisted the assault was not part of any organized 'game.'"

A 78-year-old woman is punched by a young black male for no reason, and the Times' central point is: "Perp says it's not a 'game.'"

Similarly, in Philadelphia magazine, Stephen Silver said of two recent knockout attacks in Philadelphia that he wasn't counting either one as "confirmed cases of the Knockout Game" on the grounds that the puncher said he "was not participating in the Game."

Until the assailants admit they're playing a game, liberals say the Knockout Game is a "hoax."

Obviously, it doesn't matter what the participants call it. I don't know anyone who calls himself a "pundit," but that doesn't mean people don't go on TV and give their opinions. Every liberal denies he's a liberal, but that doesn't mean "liberals" don't exist. (Would that it were so!)

While we're on the subject, I can't think of a single instance in which someone has admitted to committing a "hate crime," but liberals are always calling things "hate crimes."

The Huffington Post concluded that the Knockout Game was "fabricated" based on one of the most famous victims, James Addlespurger, denying that it was a game. Instead, he calls his knockout an "assault," saying "game" is just a "label."

Hey, you know what else is just a label? The word "assault." "James Addlespurger" is a label. Another expression for "label" is "word" -- meaning, "something liberals try to blow up whenever they're about to be trapped into admitting the truth."

As Sgt. Tom Connellan of Syracuse, N.Y., patiently explained to the Times, it's called a "game" because there is no other motive for these attacks. They're not done for vengeance, robbery, gang initiations or payback. Strangers are being punched out strictly for amusement. Also, there are rules. You get only one punch to knock someone out.

(Incidentally, the reason the Times was quoting a policeman from Syracuse -- in an article questioning the reality of the "Knockout Game" -- is that two recent knockout attacks in that city were fatal.)

We don't need anyone to admit that it's a "game" for it to be so. Doing something for no reason other than having fun is a "game."

What do you mean "fun"? One man's fun is another man's torture!

This is how parents waste half a million dollars on their kids' educations. Instead of learning how to make a point, their kids are learning how to end communication by denying the meaning of words.

Liberals also seem unfamiliar with the word "trend," mocking the idea that the Knockout Game constitutes one.

I guess it depends on what the meaning of "trend" is. ("Trend," "game" and "is" -- three words liberals can't understand when they're lying.)

For this, we again turn to the Old Gray Lady, Trend Spotter. Over the years, the Times has identified "trends" in "eating oysters," "honesty" in home furnishings and pocket-watch tattoos.

In none of these cases was the identification of a trend subjected to the exacting analysis the Times employed to deny that the Knockout Game was a "trend." (Say, was the wanton violence by Democratic Party offshoot the Ku Klux Klan a "trend" or more of a "fad"?)

The Times even helped push the bogus idea in the 1990s that black church burnings were a "trend" -- which turned out to be a complete lie. This led to one of Bill Clinton's more colorful lies, about his "vivid and painful" memories of black church burnings in Arkansas in his youth.

(After a massive investigation involving the state historian, the Arkansas NAACP, the Regular Arkansas Baptist Convention and the Arkansas Black History Advisory Committee, it turned out no black churches had been burned in Arkansas.)

But the Times questions the idea that the knockout assaults are a "trend" -- in an article citing three recent knockout attacks in New York City, as well as "sporadic reports" of knockout attacks in one single neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Nonetheless, the Times triumphantly noted that there have been no knockout attacks in Jersey City -- and only one in Hoboken!

Back in 2012, three prominent people talked about Hula-Hooping, and the Times branded it a "trend." It did so without first checking to see if anyone was Hula-Hooping in Jersey City or Hoboken.

Here are a few words I'm sure liberals do understand: Your days of controlling the news are over.

COPYRIGHT 2013 ANN COULTER



TOPICS: Editorial; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; knockout; knockoutdeniers; knockoutgame

1 posted on 12/15/2013 2:21:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Let’s just call it racial assault and battery.

What do the libs say when the racists start playing the “murder game?”


2 posted on 12/15/2013 2:35:01 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: smoothsailing

Looked great showing a lot of skin about 15 years ago, not so much now without a lot of air brushing.


3 posted on 12/15/2013 2:35:11 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: smoothsailing
“Knock-out Game Deniers” !
4 posted on 12/15/2013 2:37:19 PM PST by Mark (If CON is the opposite of PRO, what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: smoothsailing
"the alternative media can post videos of young black males punching out random strangers"...wouldn't that be funny that they started reporting news out of jealousy ??
5 posted on 12/15/2013 2:37:21 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: smoothsailing

Liberals believe that if they deny the existence of black on white, sace based attacks, they can make it go away.


6 posted on 12/15/2013 2:38:13 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: Right Wing Assault
What do the libs say when the racists start playing the “murder game?”

They'll blow it off with claims of "social justice".

7 posted on 12/15/2013 2:40:05 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: libstripper

She’s 52. She’s holding up pretty well.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 2:42:33 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: smoothsailing

Great article! Ann Coulter at her best here.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 2:43:28 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: smoothsailing
Liberal dictionary:

patriotism = jingoism.

saying, "Merry Christmas" = proselytizing

10 posted on 12/15/2013 2:44:08 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: smoothsailing

Back in her old style. Very well done. Just tell her to keep away from Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, and the whole RINO gang she fell in love with last time around.


11 posted on 12/15/2013 2:45:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: smoothsailing

“Perp says it’s not a ‘game.’”

More of a calling


12 posted on 12/15/2013 2:46:04 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: smoothsailing

She’s a little too thin, I’ve always wondered if she’s struggled with an eating disorder of some sort?


13 posted on 12/15/2013 2:46:11 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: Cicero

I agree with your sentiments. I couldn’t read her articles for awhile, too much rino butt kissing. This is the kind of stuff she excels at.

My favorite line:
“They retreat from argument, burning the English language as they go. ”


14 posted on 12/15/2013 2:49:57 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: Stormdog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44JuIbVidCI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Someone better tell these kids here that the libturds say its not called a “game”


15 posted on 12/15/2013 2:59:33 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: smoothsailing

16 posted on 12/15/2013 3:01:29 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: smoothsailing

True, but she looks better with more clothes than fewer. Age does that to all of us.


17 posted on 12/15/2013 3:01:50 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Cicero

Yep. I wonder if the drop in book sales of her last book have anything to do with it. Even if so, I don’t care, we can still use another voice with a megaphone speaking the conservative talk.

I imagine it’s kinda like Potomac Fever, being around all the high-flying pols went to her head a bit. Maybe she’s come back down to earth now.

That almost happened with Limbaugh, but all the conservative pols got scared away from him early on just when he was near being infected, and he avoided that particular disease because they quarantined him. And anyway for all the left’s caterwauling, they know he was never a bomb-thrower like Coulter could be in the beginning.


18 posted on 12/15/2013 3:01:57 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: FBD

“She’s a little too thin, I’ve always wondered if she’s struggled with an eating disorder of some sort?”

Nah! That’s just her body type. My ex was the same. If they try and put on weight, it just goes to the wrong places,


19 posted on 12/15/2013 3:02:51 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: libstripper
Looked great showing a lot of skin about 15 years ago, not so much now without a lot of air brushing.

I'm 61. Looks pretty good to me except for the skinny.

I would buy her a cheeseburger or five.

20 posted on 12/15/2013 3:06:25 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: FBD

Different perceptions are interesting. I’ve always figured she works hard at staying physically fit.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 3:07:37 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: smoothsailing

Good on Ann, this is more like her younger writing.


22 posted on 12/15/2013 3:10:26 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: libstripper

Happens to us all...what would you look like in that white dress...?


23 posted on 12/15/2013 3:16:00 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: jazusamo

This is the Coulter I’ve always liked. Hopefully she’s gotten her mojo back.

......

We got back Friday and I’m going through weather shock.

From the sunny 60’s earlier in the week to snowy and 16 tonight! LOL!


24 posted on 12/15/2013 3:25:02 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: smoothsailing

Amen, she probably got some flak.

Welcome home...Cold or not I’m sure it’s good to be back.

Our teens and 20’s are now back to normal low 40’s with drizzle and rain but I’ll take it. :-)


25 posted on 12/15/2013 3:36:27 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing
RE: “Liberals - your days of controlling the news are over.”

Your lips to God's ear, Ann.

Well, to Rich Lowry’s and John Derbyshire’s ears, anyway.

The facts about Black-on-white hate violence have been published for many years on Conservative blogs.

Sadly, the fact that you and the MSM have just got around to noticing, and the fact that the MSM covers the story only as a pretext to debunk it means that the Liberals are still firmly in control of the news cycle.

26 posted on 12/15/2013 3:51:46 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: smoothsailing

It’s not a game, it’s a racially motivated attack.


27 posted on 12/15/2013 3:54:54 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Right Wing Assault

It’s not a game. It’s WAR!


28 posted on 12/15/2013 4:07:00 PM PST by abclily
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To: smoothsailing

Ann at her best, and that is a high mark!


29 posted on 12/15/2013 4:38:53 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: zeestephen
The facts about Black-on-white hate violence have been published for many years on Conservative blogs.

Sadly, the fact that you and the MSM have just got around to noticing...

If you're saying that Coulter has "just got around to noticing", you are very mistaken.

I recommend reading Mugged for starters, but she's been addressing black-on-white violence in her writings for quite some time.

30 posted on 12/15/2013 4:49:46 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: smoothsailing

I had the misfortune of hearing a bit of Knockout Game “debunking” on NPR on the way to church this morning. The tactics used were different from those Coulter documents:

First they asserted that the “Knockout Game” consisted in the attempt to knockout a random victim, which if unsuccessful is followed by a gang assault, with the whole thing broadcast via social media, purporting that this definition was gleaned from the “rightwing blogosphere”. Now, we FReepers are quite familiar with the rightwing blogosphere and I certainly have never seen a “definition” given requiring all those elements — the only common feature defining the “Knockout Game” in all accounts and discussions I have read (yes, in the rightwing blogsophere) is that a one among a group of youths hanging out on the street attempts to knock out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch to the face or head. By adding extraneous elements to their definition they perforce diminished the incidence of the phenomenon, to the very few instances in which cell-phone video was posted by the perps.

The second trick was to do the opposite, to equate the “Knockout Game” with random street attacks per se, ignoring the distinguishing features of one among a group of youths taking up the challenge to knock a stranger out with single blow, and equating it with attacks on strangers by, for instance, lone deinstitutionalized schizophrenics, thereby trying to deny the “Knockout Game’s” existence as a distinct social phenomenon.


31 posted on 12/15/2013 4:50:18 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: smoothsailing
I apologize for not knowing that.

I've admired Ann's work since the 1990’s.

However, her support for Chris Christie has strained “our” relationship.

32 posted on 12/15/2013 4:55:53 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: The_Reader_David

Given that NPR is the source of what you heard, the distortions and disinformation is not surprising.


33 posted on 12/15/2013 4:58:55 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: smoothsailing

Interesting question: can anyone point to even one right-of-center blog post that included all the elements of the definition NPR gave in their first distortion as defining properties of the “Knockout Game”?


34 posted on 12/15/2013 5:05:10 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: zeestephen
Ann Coulter Blasts Chris Christie, Says He’s ‘Off My List’ For 2016 In Fiery CPAC Speech

I never understood the Christie crush. I'm glad she got over it.

35 posted on 12/15/2013 5:16:28 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: The_Reader_David

They are leftists, they make stuff up, it’s what they do.


36 posted on 12/15/2013 5:18:29 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: The_Reader_David
I had the misfortune of hearing a bit of Knockout Game “debunking” on NPR on the way to church this morning.

Glad they're denying it. That means lots of liberals will be cold-cocked and knocked out in the cities.

To which I say: GOOD.

37 posted on 12/15/2013 5:30:03 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: libstripper

My favorite picture of her will always be the golden oldie of her sitting on a porch aiming a gun. It made an important statement for the conservative cause instead of being about Coulter’s weight, etc. And she still looked good in what might be old hunting clothes.


38 posted on 12/15/2013 5:42:27 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

39 posted on 12/15/2013 6:14:26 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: smoothsailing

The media is wholy guilty of hate crimes agains humanity just like the Nazi media aparatus. It is time to bring charges.


40 posted on 12/15/2013 6:31:05 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, that one. Thanks!


41 posted on 12/15/2013 6:36:21 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: smoothsailing

Also to keep in mind—Little Rock TV anchorwoman Anne Pressly—injuries include blunt force trauma.


42 posted on 12/15/2013 6:36:59 PM PST by Scram1
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To: mrsmel

If memory serves, that picture was taken at a vacation cottage in the Catskills that belonged to Coulter family friends.


43 posted on 12/15/2013 6:48:22 PM PST by smoothsailing (By the time the employer mandate kicks in we'll be hunting down Democrats with dogs.)
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To: Stormdog

““Perp says it’s not a ‘game.’”

More of a calling

Could it be “an entitlement”?


44 posted on 12/15/2013 7:16:11 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Good point. As long as she’s healthy that’s all I care.


45 posted on 12/16/2013 6:55:45 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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To: smoothsailing

True that.
Bump to your thread.


46 posted on 12/16/2013 6:58:38 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger than yours)
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