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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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To: dsc

Yeah, well the South intimidated Milwaukee into becoming a Southron city. They all crackuhs up theah.


51 posted on 11/26/2013 1:56:55 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I guess the dead would-be knockout gamers are fake too?


52 posted on 11/26/2013 1:57:22 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
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."

Alright, then explain why Travon is on the news 24/7, 365 days a year and black on white crime is never covered, except by local news? I know of a lynching and a gang shooting that occurred in a city near me that got nowhere near the Travon coverage.

53 posted on 11/26/2013 1:58:43 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: tuffydoodle

It all goes back to the primary principle to wit, “Reality is a mental construct.”


54 posted on 11/26/2013 1:59:08 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: lightman

KO Ping Myth...


55 posted on 11/26/2013 1:59:30 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Would the author be willing to test her theory by walking alone through some well-known urban zones?


56 posted on 11/26/2013 2:01:35 PM PST by lurk
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Great! Don’t think you can get into any trouble for shooting a myth.


57 posted on 11/26/2013 2:06:20 PM PST by bobo1 (I hate living in an obamanation)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What you people need to understand is that you aren’t being “knocked out”, you’re actually being “renewed”.

Wait, wrong talking point...


58 posted on 11/26/2013 2:06:53 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: arthurus

Damn them confederates.


59 posted on 11/26/2013 2:07:13 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dblshot

Great book but Stanly Kubrick’s movie of it sucked by comparison. Just my humble opinion.


60 posted on 11/26/2013 2:08:16 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Sorry, Mr. Progressive type, it's not a myth because YOU say it's a myth. White suprecamists call the Holocaust a myth, does that make it so? In fact this thuggish behaviour started in the UK a few years ago as this vid shows, known as happy slapping over there. Now if most of the "knockout game" victims were Black and the thugs were White would it still be a myth?
61 posted on 11/26/2013 2:08:23 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
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."

Alright, then explain why Travon is on the news 24/7, 365 days a year and black on white crime is never covered, except by local news? I know of a lynching and a gang shooting that occurred in a city near me that got nowhere near the Travon coverage.

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Pretty simple to explain. The same Leftist higher-ups that manipulate the media message being put out to Americans gave a marching order for media outlets to make the Trayvon case all about evil white racism vs. the poor, innocent black victim. In both instances the marching orders continue the same false narrative that pervades America -- that white people are racists while black people are innocent victims.

62 posted on 11/26/2013 2:10:00 PM PST by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Yeah, its a myth all right and the .40 S&W in my inside pocket, well, that’s just a rumor.


63 posted on 11/26/2013 2:11:21 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sorry Marxist Mainstream Media, Polar Bear hunting exists and it is Black Racists hunting Whitey.

What next, Obamacare is working fine?

Pray America is Waking


64 posted on 11/26/2013 2:11:23 PM PST by bray (Repeal Obamacare)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
One is one too many.

The phenomenon will be stopped quickly, however. Charles Bronsons are all over the place now.

65 posted on 11/26/2013 2:12:54 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Who are you going to believe, the Ministry of Truth or your own lying eyes?”


66 posted on 11/26/2013 2:18:33 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Not true, happened to 2 reporters in VA Beach (Daily Star?) right after St. Trayvon was brutally slain. They shut up and didn’t report it.


67 posted on 11/26/2013 2:20:07 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Ja, zah stories about zah Juden going on boxcars reported by unreliable sources is to be ignored. It is verboten to mention it.”


68 posted on 11/26/2013 2:20:14 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Emma, you ignorant slut.


69 posted on 11/26/2013 2:25:19 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Rinnwald

Wait a second, isn’t Milwaukee also one of the most *liberal* cities in the US?


70 posted on 11/26/2013 2:30:52 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: KosmicKitty

*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.*

For you to mention reality is considered racist by the Leftist media and government


71 posted on 11/26/2013 2:32:16 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Bullish; All

I think it was 1957 or 1958 and they held the Boy Scout Jamboree at the LA Coliseum that summer.

A group of us were walking along when three black dooshes (yeah, I know I spelled the word incorrectly. I do it on purpose when I have no respect and total disdain for the individual(s) I use it to describe)jumped one of our troop who was off to one side and away from our group.

White boys knew how to fight back then. We cleaned their clocks.

This crap has been going on for something like 60 years now.

Time to start fighting back.


72 posted on 11/26/2013 2:33:33 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Vendome

Admitting any wrong shows how screwed up they are. That’s why they have to HIDE THE DECLINE. When the truth is revealed their toast and they know it.


73 posted on 11/26/2013 2:35:54 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: bobo1

Post of the thread lol


74 posted on 11/26/2013 2:38:54 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: x1stcav

My incedent happened not long after the Watts riots. Black welfare families were moved into Pomona (where the fair is located) by HUD. Totally ruined Pomona forever.

Pomona still has a high crime, gang and murder rate to this day. Anyone from around these parts knows exactly what I’m talking about.


75 posted on 11/26/2013 2:40:00 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
*when films of “knockouts” appear all over the Internet?*

Do not believe your eyes. Your eyes seeing sights is a trick of the TEA Party or George Bush.

You will see what the Government Supremacists tell you to see!

76 posted on 11/26/2013 2:41:01 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: dblshot

*a bit of the old ultra-violence*

I can almost hear “Singing in the Rain”


77 posted on 11/26/2013 2:42:43 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Who is Emma Roller, anyway?

Through my work in fast-paced and highly demanding newsrooms, I have honed reporting and editing skills that set me apart from the pack. I have experience at the local, state and national level - from covering national education policy on the Hill, to breaking news from the Wisconsin state Capitol during the run-up to Gov. Scott Walker's recall election, to managing a newsroom of more than 75 student journalists. My talent, know-how and challenge-driven work ethic are rooted in a passion to tell impactful stories.

And I’ve gained invaluable professional experience working for renowned outlets such as Bloomberg News, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

78 posted on 11/26/2013 2:50:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

https://twitter.com/emmaroller/status/405356360037978112/photo/1

JWF @JammieWF 10h
After you knock out @emmaroller, dump her in Crown Heights, where she can sing Kumbaya while being assaulted

Emma Roller @emmaroller 9h
@jasondashbailey I think I’ll invite him to my Thanksgiving. Then he can tell my grandma exactly how he thinks I should be assaulted

JWF @JammieWF
@emmaroller @jasondashbailey It’s all a myth, she convinces hereslf


79 posted on 11/26/2013 2:53:47 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Emma Roller @emmaroller 25 Nov
...to follow up, I’m sure that email wouldn’t be nearly as polite if I happened to be black.

Emma Roller @emmaroller 25 Nov
Just got a surprisingly polite email from an unabashed racist.

Emma Roller @emmaroller 25 Nov
Sorry, Fox News: the “knockout game” trend is a myth. http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/11/25/why_the_knockout_game_trend_is_a_myth.html


80 posted on 11/26/2013 2:55:49 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Imagine if another national "journalist" started doing the same for, say, any crime committed in Alabama, or any arson charge in the country. People would start to think Alabama was going through a crime epidemic, or that arson was becoming all the rage with criminals. That would be ridiculous, because it's ridiculous to assume that a few unrelated counts of arson make arson an epidemic. But when you inject race into the equation, it conveniently aligns with the assumptions of people who happen to be racist. That's the sort of twisted logic that justifies why more than half of the U.S. prison population is made up by black and Hispanic people, even though they comprise a quarter of the total population.

Speaking of twisted logic, did anyone follow this logic ?

81 posted on 11/26/2013 3:00:25 PM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Right wing media, DISREGARD what the left wing media says.


82 posted on 11/26/2013 3:03:13 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Disregard the order NOW.


83 posted on 11/26/2013 3:04:34 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: AppyPappy

Good news, the old, tired, beat-up “racist card” has been DECLINED.


84 posted on 11/26/2013 3:06:25 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Rinnwald

Actually, San Francisco is the most segregated city in the country. Nary a black to be seen from the Embarcadero to the Cliff House.


85 posted on 11/26/2013 3:07:24 PM PST by Argus
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What is in the liberal mind that makes it wish us to deny the demonstrable?

Someone even wrote a whole book full of examples.

86 posted on 11/26/2013 3:07:30 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: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Fourty years ago, Walter Chronkite could lie to the American public and they would believe him. These days “most” of the population is skeptical of media claims.


87 posted on 11/26/2013 3:12:46 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

We assumed leftists would either say it’s not happening or they would come up with false ‘equivalents’... Seems they’re going to do both...


88 posted on 11/26/2013 3:13:15 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Yea, tell that to my daughter. She wasn’t knocked out, just followed by a few black teens who ran up and yanked her hair back.

Just a game.


89 posted on 11/26/2013 3:17:22 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Lazamataz
What is in the liberal mind that makes it wish us to deny the demonstrable?

A very mentally sick person and NO, I am not joking. I have witnessed it first hand by dating a liberal. The very thought of being an individual and free upsets them. Best I could derive, they know deep down they are damaged goods and by extension wish to drag us freedom lovers down while reserving their own right to tell us what to do; OR ELSE (via Government). Truly twisted souls.

90 posted on 11/26/2013 4:12:15 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I guess all these videos of young black males attacking strangers are just made up then.


91 posted on 11/26/2013 4:12:48 PM PST by dcbeall
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To: Billthedrill

Be sure to tell the propagandist what you think:

http://jamellebouie.net/contact/


92 posted on 11/26/2013 4:22:21 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

blacks did rampage a the wisconsin state fair.

depending on your vantage point and when you observed the mob moving, from where you are, different nuber accounts make total sense.


93 posted on 11/26/2013 5:23:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

A bit over a year ago there was an incident in St. Cloud, Minnesota, whereby a young white man, age 20, was walking two young women home late at night. They were minding their own business when a car drove by and a man jumped out, and then proceeded to knock the white guy down with a single punch. Then the perp got back in the car and rode away.

The victim was Colton Gleason, who was taken by ambulance to the local hospital where he died the next day from a massive brain injury. The perp was Jesse Jean Smithers, a 17 year-old, and biracial kid.

St. Cloud has a very small black population. The rationale for the attack was not defined as a racial incident or as the “knockout” game. Still it is difficult to not associate this incident with the recent stories that are all over the news. The kid was sentenced to a long term in jail for second degree murder.

I suspect the real number of cases like these are a lot more frequent than we all realize. Towns like St. Cloud are medium size, and not accustomed to dealing with racial incidents like this. Many are not reported as black on white crime at all.


94 posted on 11/26/2013 5:48:06 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Sorry, Right-Wing Media: The "Knockout Game" Trend Is a Myth...the local television affiliates including for CBS and ABC in Philly are going to be surprised to learn that they're "right-wing media" - they've been covering these attacks locally extensively.....
95 posted on 11/26/2013 9:15:59 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Karma dictates that this Emma Roller person will be... ahem... rolled by 24 to 100 Amish yutes.


96 posted on 11/26/2013 9:20:20 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Police Unsure if Random Attacks Are Rising Threat or Urban Myth
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3094695/posts


97 posted on 11/27/2013 1:33:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: cyclotic

“Yea, tell that to my daughter. She wasn’t knocked out, just followed by a few black teens who ran up and yanked her hair back. Just a game.”

These attempts to minimize these attacks by the media should reinforce the warning that if you are attacked, no action will be taken and it will be swept under the rug. There is no reason for whites to voluntarily subject themselves to exposure to our unassimilated permanent underclass; while I sympathize with those who had no choice but to be in harms way, anyone in these areas that doesn’t need to be is learning some hard life lessons.


98 posted on 11/27/2013 2:32:20 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MrB

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

This will also drive white flight; I remember how the lawlessness during David Dinkins’ tenure as NYC mayor transformed northeastern NJ and nearby NY state with a flood of whites (including some very wealthy people). We’re hoping for a repeat under DeBlasio.

While the government tries to force integration with Section 8 housing (akin to the Quartering Act that led up to the American Revolution), various races (not just whites) form their own enclaves to repel the wilding people.


99 posted on 11/27/2013 2:41:04 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Keen observation - I believe the forced Section 8 housing in suburbia has the exact same motivation as the Quartering Act.

These people are the de facto shock troops of the left, demoralizing their “enemy”.


100 posted on 11/27/2013 5:04:48 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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