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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

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To: Rinnwald
"liberal logic"

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?

41 posted on 11/26/2013 1:45:50 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Steely Tom

Actually, it happened at the Wisconsin State Fair too!


42 posted on 11/26/2013 1:47:42 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


43 posted on 11/26/2013 1:48:32 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


44 posted on 11/26/2013 1:49:42 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
A similar story was behind the Tawana Brawley tale, in which a black girl also charged sexual assault.

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.

45 posted on 11/26/2013 1:51:17 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Aren’t quite of few of these attacks caught on video? Are they saying the videos are fake?


46 posted on 11/26/2013 1:51:40 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Not only is it a myth, you are a racist for seeing that it happens.


47 posted on 11/26/2013 1:52:35 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Boogieman
Actually, it happened at the Wisconsin State Fair too!

I did not know that.
- Ed McMahon

Anyway, Slate says it didn't. White Man Myth.

48 posted on 11/26/2013 1:52:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

That’s how the left handles things that prove that they are wrong. They trivialize it.


49 posted on 11/26/2013 1:53:11 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Never mind that I see it on tv and in print week after week...


50 posted on 11/26/2013 1:55:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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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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