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.)
marching orders must have been sent from the White Hut because leftist sites are all saying the same thing as usual
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?
Tell that to the victims.
The message is “don’t be cautious, don’t fight back, because if you do either, you’re racist”.
It’s not a trend, but stories about it are only just recently popping up. It was always happening before! < /s>
The Left will stop at nothing to create their illusions.
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.
Who should I believe, Emma Roller or my lying eyes (its all over youtube).
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.
it never happens- we always have 4 nicknames for stuff that never happens.
they let any old tard write for Slate I guess.
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.
Not so, Libtards...
It’s not real until it happens to a liberal journalist.
“Milwaukie residents cant be trusted because its 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?
It’s not a knock out game. It is Obama yutes redistributing the divirsity of the inner cities.
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?
Actually, it happened at the Wisconsin State Fair too!
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.
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.
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.
Aren’t quite of few of these attacks caught on video? Are they saying the videos are fake?
Not only is it a myth, you are a racist for seeing that it happens.
I did not know that.
- Ed McMahon
Anyway, Slate says it didn't. White Man Myth.
That’s how the left handles things that prove that they are wrong. They trivialize it.
Never mind that I see it on tv and in print week after week...