Thursday, November 28, 2013
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.... Both National Public Radio and The New York Times say these reports of the "knockout game" being widespread are overblown and do not represent a trend. Really?All of a sudden, NPR gets conservative, asking whether a brutal assault is a "traditional" hate crime. Is NPR, the upholder of tradition when it comes to crimes?
The Los Angeles Times, the major metropolitan hometown paper, for one whole week did not write a single word about the Long Beach incident, which took place only twenty-some miles from the paper's headquarters. Eyewitnesses to the brutal attack reported many in the mob yelling, "We hate white people, f*** whites!" during the rampage.
NPR finally got around to mentioning Long Beach -- a month later. And the NPR piece was really about whether blacks, given America's history of racism, can even commit a "hate crime." NPR moderator Farai Chideya put the following question to her guests: "...Some people say black folks cannot be racist because the root of the issue is power. So what do you make of this crime where you've got 12- to 17-year-olds and, you know, black people attacking whites? Is this a traditional hate crime? Should it be prosecuted as such? People in the community are kind of divided about that." Perhaps Chideya might ask the young white female victims whether they felt that their black attackers lacked "power."
And don'f forget the Virginian Pilot's spiking of the black mob attack on their own staff.