With "Knockout Game" Back in Fashion, Rightbloggers Revive the Old Ooga Booga

tomt200.jpgThe most recent NYPD CompStat crime report shows 1,421 complaints of felonious assault in the City over 28 days. By the tabloid press' generous estimate, as many as 10 recent assaults may be attributed to something called "the knockout game," in which a black kid goes up to some random white person and punches him or her in the head.

These assaults -- and several similar ones in other cities -- would be deplorable whatever their cause or number but, to be real about it, they represent a small fraction of U.S. crime. Nonetheless the knockout game has become huge for rightbloggers, who have used the phenomenon to revive the old Ooga Booga -- that longstanding conservative campaign to convince their fellow white people that blacks are ganging up to commit race war against them.

We first heard about the "knockout game" many years ago -- here's a good rundown of its history -- but it had been little noticed in recent years before the recent uptick, with news organizations giving it sensational play.

E.g.: CNN, "Possible 'knockout' game victim: 'The whole group of kids laughed'" ("She was not seriously injured. Though Connolly had never heard of the 'knockout game' before the November 15 attack, she may be a victim of it. And she's not the only one"); Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Teacher's random assault being linked by some to youths' 'knockout game'"; Huffington Post, "My Son Was a Victim of the Knockout Game" ("I was told that I couldn't file because my son wasn't injured"); CBS New York, "Report: 'Knockout Game' Suspected In Bronx Attack" ("The 'knockout game' has been blamed for numerous other assaults, many of them in Brooklyn"); ABC San Diego, "San Diego woman may be victim of 'knockout' game" ("Although the incidents occurred about three weeks ago, Kim and her fiancé are coming forward now after seeing reports of similar assaults happening around the country..."); New York Daily News, "Woman struck in another possible 'knockout game' attack in Brooklyn" ("Police said they arrested a 27-year-old, who is possibly mentally disturbed, in connection with the attack"); etc.

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"I can't remember much about them, officer, but they definitely weren't white."
The New York Post has devoted several stories to the knockout game -- for example, this front pager, headlined "SHE'S A KNOCKOUT" -- whoops, that's about a male Jets fan punching out some woman who supports the Patriots. Maybe that'll be the next big thing!

Nonetheless, despite the fact that a Google News search on "knockout game" at present gets you over 50,000 results, some rightbloggers thought the newspapers were actually covering it up.

"NBC News and the Associated Press want you to know there is no such thing as black mob violence," says Colin Flaherty at American Thinker -- who, as the author of a book about black people beating up white people, is deeply invested in the race-war scenario.

But "many episodes of black mob violence and mayhem -- including the Knockout Game -- are recorded on video and posted on YouTube," continued Flaherty. "Or Facebook. Or even bragged about on Twitter." He claims to have "thousands" of such incidents on tape -- he calls them "Bigfoot on Video" -- in which case we advise him to get rich splicing this footage together and marketing the result as a sort of Andy Warhol film for Klansmen. (Flaherty also says he's got "dozens of recent examples of black mob violence over the last two years." Only dozens, after thousands? Maybe the rate of "black mob violence" is actually going down!)

The Daily Caller had even more compelling proof of media malfeasance: A college professor who "told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview" that "the media are reluctant to cover the epidemic of 'knockout' attacks because the subject matter makes them uncomfortable." And them pointy-heads are all liberals, so you know the Prof must be telling the truth.

"The 'knockout game' -- and the media underreporting of it -- combines the breakdown of the family with the media's condescending determination to serve as a public relations bureau for blacks," announced black conservative Larry Elder. "...Consider the media reaction to the assault of three white girls on Halloween night, 2006, in Long Beach, Calif..." Coverage of this 2006 crime comprised most of Elder's column, along with coverage a similar incident in Milwaukee in 2011, and excoriations of fatherlessness. This is known in show business as "vamping."

Colin Flaherty, writing this time at WorldNetDaily and in a more positive mood, headlined, "Surprise! Media finally wake up to Knockout Game." But "they called it 'new,'" to which Flaherty objected: "WND, however, has documented hundreds of examples of the Knockout Game around the country over the last two years." Given that the U.S. Department of Justice reported 5,011,080 assault victimizations in 2011 and 5,754,010 in 2012, this doesn't seem significant, but Flaherty had a contemporary angle: He found a guy who "said he did that five times since the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin." There you go -- proof of black retaliation! (Flaherty's story was copied by the overtly racist American Renaissance site, which knows a recruiting opportunity when it sees one.)

"The Knockout Game: What Took the Conservative Media so Long to Notice?" asked American Thinker's Charles Martel ("the pseudonym of a conservative warrior," his byline tells us). He attacked some fellow rightbloggers as believing "whites are evidently the only group that isn't allowed to recognize certain facts." They may be conservative, but not conservative warriors, apparently.

Martel also denounced Matthew Yglesias, a Slate columnist who'd been beaten up by black guys in 2011 but didn't see any connection with a national get-whitey movement ("people shouldn't minimize these concerns about urban violence, but it accomplishes nothing in terms of tackling them to concoct weird trends and games out of thin air"). Martel called Yglesias a product of "good indoctrination and moral stupor." He wasn't the only one blaming the victim, as rightbloggers piled on to punish Yglesias for his race treason.

Yglesias "considers the unprovoked assault to be a 'random act of criminality,' one of those things that just happens, like pimples or the NSA reading your emails," wrote (it says here) Fabrizio del Wrongo of Uncouth Reflections, suggesting there's no such thing as random violence, at least where black people are concerned. He added, "I'm unclear if Yglesias believes he was not a victim of the 'knockout game' or if he simply thinks it's wrong to see the game as something to be concerned about." Maybe actually reading Yglesias' essay would help. (Speaking of literacy issues, Twitchy headlined, "Matt Yglesias says being assaulted by thugs proves 'knockout game' doesn't exist.")

"I'm struck by how our society wants victims of black-on-white violence to play the macho tough guy in public, as Yglesias tries to do here," said Steve Sailer of VDare. Sailer believed what happened was like this: "For youngish white male victims of black violence, the media's message is: Don't be a wimp. Walk it off, dude. Don't go crying about how it makes you feel..." Yeah, that comports with our experience of online journalists -- they're all tough guys!

Or maybe, suggested Sailer in an odd digression, Yglesias is like-a de woman, one who'd been raped: "Our culture has made much progress in better psychological treatment of women who are raped -- e.g., providing female cops to do the interviewing of the victim, counseling, support groups, and so forth. It helps crime victims to have your culture acknowledge the terrible thing done to you, and that it wasn't your fault. But this balm is selectively dispensed upon our culture's usual Who? Whom? lines." Sailer left that hanging, but clearly he hoped Yglesias would show him on the doll where the black guys touched him. (Before you write in, yes, we know about Sailer.)

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balloons1
balloons1

Liberals really need to condemn these racist attacks instead of trying to justify them. Likewise liberals need to condemn the hoaxes too and use the same effort to put the perps away as they would if the hoaxes were real.

SteveLawrence
SteveLawrence

I wonder if this author is a queer or simply a mestizo who resents his intelligent Europid genes because it's more fun and profitable to whine about racism from his evil hosts, who we all must hate.  Queers are innately hostile and aggressive to normalcy, so it could be both.  Either way, I wish he would leave us terrible Whites alone and go back to the great Mayan empire where he belongs.

alanhw
alanhw

These guys are wandering off message.  The correct answer is Obama's secret New Black Panther /ObamaYouth army spawned the Knockout Game panic to distract attention from Obamacare's problems.  

J_Neo_Marvin
J_Neo_Marvin

Note that the same people getting apoplectic about the mythical "Knockout Game" are often the same ones fighting against anti-bullying programs in schools.

Al_Swearengen
Al_Swearengen

Racist scumbags are such drama queens.  Forever running in circles, arms flapping over their blessed race war.  It's always FINALLY arrived.  Except, it never does, so like apocalyptic preachers, the date is forever pushed back.

waldo
waldo

Jeez Roy you sure have attracted a different class of troll since I was last here at commentsville. Rabid doesn't begin to describe the hatred, and the childishness...stunning. 

The hyper stupid 'knockout game' has had a few participants here in Australia and most of the aggressors are now in gaol, but you can't legislate against childish stupidity as evidenced by a large section of the comments here.

Funnily enough, my sister and her husband toured the states recently and never saw violence in 30 odd states all the time they were there. Go figure...

jennithepooh
jennithepooh

Shame on u trying to downplay racism in any form. Mlk jr said hate begets hate...and these punks aredoing just that. If only one black victim was attacked n this manner ud b hearing about it everywhere. Hollywood would make movies about it. Shame on everyone who downplays any hate or racism. If i shoot one of these punks in self defense when they attack me bc im white, the media will call me a racist. Shame on u all. Its not their fault they dont hav dads, pls i i grew up wout dad and a crazy as bats mom who was nevr home. I raised me and my brother and we hav nvr ben handed s*** nor expected to b handed anything. I worked illegally from 4yrs old then legally at 14yrs old and went to school, and i am a born white us citizen. So dont tell me poor little this or poor little that. SH** HAPPENS.

JennOfArk
JennOfArk

Ahem.

Data is not the plural of anecdote.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

Nice try, smirky leftist queef, but no see-gar: according to DOJ stats, fully 90% of all interracial violent crime is BLACK on WHITE; 30,000 White women are raped every year by African-'Murcan "men", while the number of black women raped by White Male Oppressors is virtually zero.


Here's hoping you're next on hit parade.

McSalmon
McSalmon

I wonder if you're friendless or just blind - the neck beard makes you look like you pasted a bird's nest to your face. Meth can affect one's judgement, so it could be that. I leave it as an exercise for the thread to determine which set of unfortunate circumstances led to such a bad decision. I call 'genetic mutation caused by generations of inbreeding with the family sheep', but will entertain other responses.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@J_Neo_Marvin Oh, that's just a homo/jew media campaign to force Straight Normal schoolkids to keep silent about their natural distaste for effeminate turd-spelunkers & bulldykes.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@Al_Swearengen It's been going on for decades, but it's all one-sided and covered up by libturds like you....:o)

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@waldo Tell 'em to visit  Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta & Baltimore next time for an authentic taste of Wondrous Diversity. Night time is best.....:o)

tmohr922
tmohr922

@nbforrest1 Says the guy taking his name from the founder of the Klan. Yeah, you're not racist scum.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

@nbforrest1 Here's hoping you're next on hit parade.

Rather than live on hope, why don't you go ask some black people to do it? But then you'd have to talk to them. Quite a dilemma -- I can see why you're so angry.

GeoX
GeoX

@nbforrest1 Man, THIS column sure didn't disappoint in terms of attracting dimwitted, semi-literate white-supremacist thugs!  Well done, Roy!

SteveLawrence
SteveLawrence

I wonder if you're a homosexual or just an anti-White.  Public school teaches that Whites are evil, so it could be that.  Maybe you have bought into the idea that butt sex is not disgusting and dangerous, and learned to choke down your repulsion at the sight of two men kissing.  It's possible that you're simply a minority, in which case your low IQ is not entirely your fault (you were born that way).  The irony of your attitude is that it is not sustainable... eventually the Whites you leech off of will disappear.

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

The Good General has, of course, adopted this as his General Theory of Celibacy. His Specific Theory of Celibacy involves slightly more esoteric matters including ball gags, his Mom, dirty underpants and a squirrel named Sambo. We lack the space to cover that in detail here.

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

It's true. The Good General has been at war with The Black Mamba since at least the late-80s when Adam &Eve shipped it to him along with a five-gallon tub of watermelon-flavored Astroglide.

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

I see the Good General remains an insular rube. Maybe one day he'll venture forth from his compound in South Chicken Gizzard to see them newfangled water closets they have in Valdosta. Naaaw. He might see a black person.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@roy84 They don't need my urging to stomp the shit out of whiteskins.

jennithepooh
jennithepooh

Why is it that anytime u cant refute the facts someone is racist. Racism is hate period. And by u i mean anyone who cant c past their own bias to c that these attacks r racism. If there wre just one of these attacks by a white person on a black person we would here about it nonstop. And everyone including myself and all the ppl ur making racist comments about would b just as upset. We would b first in line to hang the white trash who would commit this horrible crime bc we understand these things r not a credit to our race and perpetuates racism on both sides of the line...so stick that n ur pipe and smoke it

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@GeoX @nbforrest1 To Social Marxist scumbags like you, irrefutable facts are like crucifixes to vampires.


Bear those fangs as you recoil in impotent rage....;o)

McSalmon
McSalmon

Well, this thread is full of wonder, isn't it? However, I can state without fear of contradiction that you are, as always, absolutely wrong. About everything! It's an astounding record to hold, young man, but it can be explained by noting that you probably let that horrible beard creature do all your thinking for you. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son; shave it off, perform an exorcism on the remains, and just try to be right occasionally. Just once, it's nothing to be scared of.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@El_Carpetbaggero Yes, you rootless cosmopolitans are well-known for your fast talkin', the accompanying hand gestures, your kinky hair 'n' hooked proboscises....:o)

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

Ah, mama jokes. The last resort of the lily-livered residents of South Chicken Gizzard. The Good General needs to find an A-game if he wants to hang with us city-slickers. Hop to it, boy.

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

Let me assure the Good General, that they are often called restrooms. Sometimes bathrooms. Occasionally water closets. And if ever one should be installed at your lovely manse in South Chicken Gizzard, I'm sure you can give it an appropriate name. Like the Sambo Extraction Chamber.

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

The Good General sure seems to get exceptionally worked up at the thought of all those rugged Greco-Roman types wrestling the heaving, sweating queers into small, dark closets.

GeoX
GeoX

@nbforrest1 @GeoX @tmohr922 Yes!  "Faggot!"  As I said, the sexual insecurity is probably the most hilarious part of these people--not that there isn't competition.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@GeoX @nbforrest1 @tmohr922 Au contraire, faggot: things are moving our way! Golden Dawn in Greece; Jobbik in Hungary; Russia kicking your fellow queers back into the closet where they belong, on & on.

GeoX
GeoX

@nbforrest1 @GeoX @tmohr922 Time was when these cretins would actually be a threat to society.  Fortunately, now they're so marginalized that they're reduced to going GRR YOUTUBE COMMENTS AGREE WITH ME!!!11  It's nice to be able to safely laugh at them, realizing that they're totally impotent and unable to ever accomplish anything.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@GeoX @nbforrest1 @tmohr922 Look at the comments sections of virtually any online jewsmedia sphincter: the people who agree with me BURY you Social Marxist swine, in both the sheer weight of numbers and the power of argument....:o)

GeoX
GeoX

@nbforrest1 @tmohr922 It's cute the way the li'l trolly-poo who's all "GRR THE FACTS ARE ON MY SIDE I IS BIG TUFF MAN" also has no problem revealing to all and sundry that he's quite openly also a Klan member.  The good thing about internet comments is that it really lets everyone see how laughable these people are.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@El_Carpetbaggero Oh, I don't mind reminiscing about the old days, Shecky. While it's true that we weren't able to overcome your barbarian hordes on the battlefield, we successfully switched to guerrilla tactics, whippin', burnin' & stringin' up you carpetbaggers, ensuring our control of the Sunny South for another century....:o)

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

But the Good General doesn't really like to talk about those times. The royal ass-whuppin' he was dealt still rubs him raw, and only his ball-gag and his pet squirrel Sambo give him any comfort these days.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@JoeBlough77 Not the founder, the first Grand Wizard (which title comes from his nickname "The Wizard of the Saddle", earned in the War of Yank Abolitionist Aggression....:o)

JoeBlough77
JoeBlough77

 Did you not know that Forrest was the founder of the Klan? That wouldn't surprise me.

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

Or so the Good General has heard. Down in South Chicken Gizzard, where he comes from, he doesn't often leave the house ('cept mebbe for some good ol' fashioned corn-holing down at the general store). On most days, it's pretty hard to leave the sweet embrace of his ball-gag and his pet squirrel Sambo.

nbforrest1
nbforrest1

@timburns116 Nigras are predators, but cowardly ones, and some crackas look like easier marks than others.

timburns116
timburns116

@nbforrest1 @roy84 How has your pasty ass been saved from their wrath?

JoeBlough77
JoeBlough77

@jennithepooh Thank you for being the perfect example of what generations of inbreeding can result in. Your hillbilly father/brother must be very proud.

merl.allen
merl.allen topcommenter

@jennithepooh You got all that without learning to spell? Did you go to Farwell's college or something?

jennithepooh
jennithepooh

U r a troll and u and the guy u were trolling earlier r both racist butts. Illiterate? I will have u know i have a ba in african american history mat teaching history bs spec educ ma educand phd... the things i mentioned r not based only on this article but wks of research.

GeoX
GeoX

@jennithepooh I had bowed out of this thread, but holy shit, usually when I call people "semi-literate" I'm at least in part just being gratuitously insulting.  But your comment definitely speaks for itself in that regard!

El_Carpetbaggero
El_Carpetbaggero

Oh let's give the "I hate fags" schtick a rest, shall we?  We all know how lonesome you must  be down there in South Chicken Gizzard. Nothing cries out with unrequited ardor for the pretty mens of the big city like the Good General's angry one-liners here. I'm sure your ball-gag and pet squirrel Sambo can only give you so much comfort. 

GeoX
GeoX

@nbforrest1 @guyin11222 Oh man, this is AWESOME.  I was thinking "hmm--this one is fun, but the REALLY fun ones are the ones that are so totally un-self-aware that they bare their sexual anxieties for all to see."  Didn't take much effort to get THIS one doing that!

GeoX
GeoX

@nbforrest1 @GeoX Aw...it's adorable when white supremacists try to use words they don't understand.  They really think they're adults.

guyin11222
guyin11222

@nbforrest1 better run back home to the midwest panty boy. 

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