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Chris Hayes Blames Fox News for 2013's Most ‘Over-Covered’ Story ("Knockout Game")
Mediaite ^ | December 24, 2013 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 12/25/2013 9:32:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

What was the most “over-covered” story of the year according to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes? Thanks to Fox News’ “obsession,” the MSNBC host gave that honor to the “knockout game” trend that was apparently sweeping the nation.

Though at times it seemed that CNN was giving as much airtime to the “knockout game,” in which young hooligans were caught on camera approaching innocent strangers and punching them in the face, Fox News definitely let the charge. “This has been on Fox all the time,” Hayes said, before playing clips of Bill O’Reilly, Gretchen Carlson, Greta Van Susteren and Sean Hannity hyping it up.

“You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext — well, not even subtext — text,” Hayes said. Perhaps the best commentary of the “knockout game” coverage came from The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who suggested we could get more Americans to care about gun control if we called people shooting each other the “shooty game.”

As for Hayes’ most under-covered story of the year? Climate change, which got “zero coverage” in 2013.

Watch video below, via MSNBC:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chrishayes; climatechange; foxnews; jonstewart; knockoutgame; memebuilding; msnbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
Climate change? Hahahaha!
1 posted on 12/25/2013 9:32:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pajama Boy 1st runner-up.
2 posted on 12/25/2013 9:36:44 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Knockout game?

Let’s see...my top 3

1. George Zimmermann
2. Death of TEA Party
3. Syria killing innocent women and children

Anyone else?


3 posted on 12/25/2013 9:38:45 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: JPG

SSSSSSSSwish!


4 posted on 12/25/2013 9:38:46 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chris Hayes photo:  Up_with_Chris_Hayes_logo.png gaydar photo:  gaydar.gif
5 posted on 12/25/2013 9:40:04 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext — well, not even subtext — text,”

C'mon dude. Find me ONE instance of a white dude "playing" this game on a black due and I'll believe what you say.

6 posted on 12/25/2013 9:40:29 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe he is a bit biased.

Just a wee bit.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 9:41:46 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext"

We get a daily report on what Pelosi says and she isn't in charge of anything.

8 posted on 12/25/2013 9:42:18 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: JPG

“We won’t talk about it except to say it is the most over-covered story”.
Goebbels would love this decade.


9 posted on 12/25/2013 9:42:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Snickering Hound

Just like Shep Smith, coming out of the closet would be redundant.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 9:45:11 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The coverage of the knockout game is 1/10,000th the amount we’d be seeing if it were white kids knocking out black people


11 posted on 12/25/2013 9:46:28 AM PST by wny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a QUEER look at the news...


12 posted on 12/25/2013 9:46:54 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: AppyPappy

Herr Goebbels learned everything from Col. House and the rest of the Democratic Woodrow Wilson administration and stated that more than once.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 9:47:23 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
thy name is twit...pajamas boi.

14 posted on 12/25/2013 9:48:41 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: JPG

Conservatives could be bad, but democrats are trusted workers of no good.


15 posted on 12/25/2013 9:50:24 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If msnbc got half the coverage of one of the four Fox shows listed, they could have led the way without whatever story they chose.


16 posted on 12/25/2013 9:50:24 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: All

I like that the “knock out game” is racially tinged…but “gun control” isn’t ??

That being said, how many people were really affected by the “knock out game” ? It didn’t even make the news till it was about Jewish people in New York getting punched.


17 posted on 12/25/2013 9:50:44 AM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: JPG

What station is Chris on? She looks like a lib


18 posted on 12/25/2013 9:56:49 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

I think that might be a transgender person. I’m really not sure what that means, but I guess they are switch hitters.


19 posted on 12/25/2013 9:58:56 AM PST by Baynative (Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perfect, a network with a reputation for not reporting events, complaining about a network that does. Chris Hayes could say the same of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Obamacare, Bill Ayers, Larry Sinclair and a dozen more that currently slip my mind


20 posted on 12/25/2013 10:01:11 AM PST by Rock Eye Jack
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To: AppyPappy

“We won’t talk about it except to say it is the most over-covered story”.
Goebbels would love this decade.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Typical LIB LOGIC(????)

Anytime there is a weather incident/disaster, the area is flooded with IDIOTS with mikes and a camera person/body guard and one of the most ‘over used’ statements is
“Stay off the roads and don’t come to this area unless absolutely necessary”.

All goes back to the ‘Yogi-isms’ (Berra that is) such as

‘NOBODY GOES THERE ANYMORE BECAUSE IT IS SO CROWDED’

Makes absolute sense till ‘parsed’....


21 posted on 12/25/2013 10:04:44 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: hosepipe
Is there a het on any of the network news shows anymore, Fox excluded (barely)?
22 posted on 12/25/2013 10:13:36 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fox News definitely let the charge.

What did they let it do?

23 posted on 12/25/2013 10:24:31 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For PJ Boy II anything covered by FOX is over-covered.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 10:27:53 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And MSNBC (and other media) wins the award for the most under-covered/uncovered stories - Obama and companies malfeasance and criminality against the People.


25 posted on 12/25/2013 10:32:21 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most over-covered? The media barely mentioned it, and when they did they said raaacists were making it up.


26 posted on 12/25/2013 10:41:04 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

If you look up the word TROUSER WORM in the dictionary his picture pops up.


27 posted on 12/25/2013 10:49:48 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: JPG

You mean “Pajama Girl” runner-up. Chris Hayes is Rachel
Maddow’s lesbian love slave.


28 posted on 12/25/2013 11:11:55 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that’s one way to get liberals to talk about the “game” of assaulting people.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 11:14:06 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chis...you are Sooooo a target for those “games”...

Yours is the exact profile they search for.....


30 posted on 12/25/2013 11:19:48 AM PST by G Larry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Chris Hayes has been the victim of the knockout game a few times, someone as stupid as he is must have gotten himself repeatedly hit in the head otherwise what else can he blame for his own idiocy


31 posted on 12/25/2013 11:27:39 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shill ping, thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


32 posted on 12/25/2013 11:28:22 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Partisan Media Shill ping, thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 11:28:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Chris, you racist idiot

How bout the public lynching of a very innocent George Zimmerman and attempts by your comrades to frame him whilst making Thugvon out to be an innocent little boy?

You are a fool to the infinite degree


34 posted on 12/25/2013 11:44:39 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Merry Christmas Everyone . . .)
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To: Mr. K

LOGO


35 posted on 12/25/2013 11:47:52 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Merry Christmas Everyone . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Chris Hayes”................

....
...........

...................nope. Never heard of him...........or her.

RLTW


36 posted on 12/25/2013 12:30:05 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I think the biggest cover up is the Fukushima radiation story. How big is it. Are the internet stories true in regards to sickness of animals and people? It is all covered up.


37 posted on 12/25/2013 12:30:32 PM PST by Cowgirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Believe it or not, he is married to a woman.
38 posted on 12/25/2013 3:05:17 PM PST by hout8475
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To: hout8475

So is his wife.


39 posted on 12/25/2013 3:07:53 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: hout8475

“His” “wife” is a good looking lesbian.


40 posted on 12/25/2013 3:10:56 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes yes, black on white violence is so terribly “Over-Covered” in this country.


41 posted on 12/25/2013 3:18:24 PM PST by The Toll
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To: hout8475

So was Rock Hudson, Raymond Burr and 1,000 other homosexuals.


42 posted on 12/25/2013 9:11:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Apparently ONE such attack just happened in Houston, and is posted on FR, check keyword knockoutgame. The news dutifully reported that the attacker was...WHITE!!!!! and the victim...BLACK!!!!!/s;)


43 posted on 12/26/2013 9:55:50 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001
Yes. And he recorded the attack on his smart phone...with a lead in where he says, "I want to see if a round of Knockout where a white guy hits a black guy will make the national news." Or words to that effect.

I guess his suspicion was correct. He set it up so he would get attention. A sort of social experiment.

44 posted on 12/27/2013 6:15:19 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: Snickering Hound

LOL


45 posted on 12/27/2013 6:19:02 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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