Another Racial Double Standard in the Media- Coverage of “Knockout Games” Leaves Out Race of Perpetrators and Victims

NBC has a story on the “knockout games” in which young people choose a victim, and then punch or strike the victim unawares.  The purpose is to knock out the victim with a single punch.

The NBC newscaster says the network “struggled with how to report the story”.   It would seem so.  It must have taken considerable effort to conceal what is an unpleasant reality for the news media.   If one only watches the NBC story, it would be very easy to miss a very basic (and central) fact regarding these hideous assaults.  The perpetrators, called “teenagers” and “kids”, are overwhelmingly, if not entirely, black.  Their victims, overwhelmingly white.   Notice how carefully some of the video is edited, so that witnesses and other participants cannot be seen.  And other places where footage is intentionally fuzzy.  And the inclusion of an interview that claims there is “no motive” for the attacks.  Of course, this is not NBC’s first go-round with creative editing to obscure the truth.

Imagine if the situation had been reversed, and whites were stalking black men and women and punching them so hard that they would be knocked out?   Exposés on the matter would be on every network and cable channel incessantly, especially if, as has happened, one or more victims were to be killed.   Al Sharpton would be railing that such “knockout games” are tantamount to lynchings, and we all (whites, anyway) are guilty at some level.   We would be hearing Obama telling us how we need to have another “national conversation”, and Eric Holder would be vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice and punish them to the full extent of the law.

But the perps are black.  And the victims, white.  Barack Obama’s fictional son would like nothing like the victims.  And prosecution of black perpetrators, we have already been told, is not something Eric Holder is willing to do, because, he asserts, it demeans his race.   I guess it is okay as long as it’s “White Girl Bleed a Lot“.

nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Except, you know, with Obama and Holder.   Why not a peep from the usual suspect race baiters like Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse?  Allan West has a pretty plausible explanation. 


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