A dangerous “game” being played by young black males for some time has only recently begun being covered by the mainstream media, however, Fox News appears to be the only cable news network willing to report on the racial component of the attacks.
For several months, WND has been the lone voice warning against a disturbing trend where young black men are engaged in what is being called the “knockout game,” which involves seeking out whites and Jews at random and kicking and beating them until they are knocked out. Those participating in the game do not discriminate based on gender.
Whenever the attacks have been mentioned in local and national media outlets, they have taken great pains to avoid mentioning the race of the attackers.
The Washington Times reported on a group of young men who are targeting Jews in New York City with the “knockout game,” however, they referred to the perpetrators as simply being “inner-city youths.”
Those participating in the game will frequently post pictures and videos of themselves doing the act on the internet, leaving no doubt as to their identity.
However, Fox News appears to have broken away from the template and is now reporting on the phenomena while exposing the racial aspect of the crimes.
On Tuesday night, at least three of the top-rated cable network’s prime-time broadcasts featured stories on the subject, concluding that the attacks are a racist crime trend by black individuals targeting white victims.
It’s savagery. It’s very difficult to watch those tapes,” former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“The reason most of the people watching us tonight are probably shocked by these videos and don’t know anything about them … is because they’re getting precious little attention – no attention that we could find in the New York Times and the Washington Post or the network evening newscasts. And I think there’s a reason for this, and it’s not a journalistic reason.”
Greta Van Susteren, host of “On the Record,” lashed into those taking part in the Knockout Game, stating, “This is no game. It is a mean, dangerous and deadly crime.”
Colin Flaherty has been reporting on the issue since 2010, noting that the attacks are so prevalent he wrote a book on the issue titled, “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.”
The racial component was even admitted to by one of the perpetrators in an attack who said in a video, “White girl bleed a lot,” a reference to Flaherty’s book.
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