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Laura Ingraham: Media Ignoring Racial Element In Knockout Game

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham reports that it is only recent that the so call “knockout game” is getting media attention. Ingraham cited three recent attacks that occurred in Philadelphia, one in which an elderly senior citizen was sucker punched in the head. She pointed out that many of these incidents involved Black teens randomly attacking Whites and other race on the street. Ingraham is joined by Psychologist and Lawyer, Brian Russell, and Civil Rights Activist, Jasmyne Cannick, to debate whether or not there is a racial element in the crime or just racial profiling.

Ingraham ask Cannick whether or not she denies that there is a presence of racial element in these crimes. Cannick replied saying, “I don’t want to generalize that this is simply a game that is played only by African-American teen across the U.S. What I would say is that, America need to also look at why these teens have too much time in their hands to even be engaging in something like this.”

Responding to that, Ingraham asked if she would say the same thing if it were overwhelmingly White kids who were committing these crimes. She pointed out that there have already been three deaths as a result of these games. Ingraham added that people like Al Sharpton would be out screaming if that was the case.

Cannick said Al Sharpton and other Black Civil Rights Activists have denounced these behaviors but would not generalize that it’s only a crime carried out by African-Americans. She is also suggesting that the media only report crimes committed by Blacks.

Ingraham and Brian Russell said that they have not seen evidence of these crimes done by Whites and posted on the Internet. Citing why the media aren’t comfortable reporting these issues, Russell said, “This does not fit the mainstream media’s preferred narrative, which is that we don’t have a violent crime problem among our nation’s young Black youth, we just have a profiling problem.” Russell argued that doing so is showing racism and doing disservice.

Cannick responded that it doesn’t serve America well by encouraging “mass hysteria” amongst White America against Blacks. Ingraham showed a clip of a group of Black teens knocking out a White man and asked Cannick, “Who is doing that?” She fired back when Cannick suggest that Fox is the issue. “You’re saying Fox News is the problem,” said Igraham.

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  • Estella Cohen

    I think it’s “The Zimmermann Effect”. They are sick of being picked out too. Police are acting like thugs too.They just don’t put in jail.

    • John

      That’s a stupid thing to say. These game has been going on way before Zimmerman incident.

      • Estella Cohen

        Maybe,but people are attaching a racial tone that may not be stupid or irrelevant.

        • John

          Out of all honesty, that’s because it is suppose to have that tone to
          this. That’s why they have a civil rights activist in this debate.
          You’re doing disservice to these kids. Open up your mind and eyes to see
          the problem.

          When Bill Cosby spoke out, people still giving excuses. What did
          Jesse Jackson one say in his speech? ” There is nothing more painful to
          me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start
          thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody White and feel

          These debates can go on for hundreds of pages. Below is just some
          videos that you should probably watch. Watch them entirely, watch them
          with some seriousness. Maybe after you watch some of these you can open
          up a little.







          • blackrealist

            Let me open your eyes , Google crime statistics by race and see the fbis numbers , whites commit double the crimes in the united States as blacks yet blacks make up the majority of the prison system…..that means there’s alot of white criminals walking the streets…. Soooo I think your concerns should be elsewhere.

          • John

            Thanks for attempting to open my eyes. Years ago, I was appalled when I saw those numbers. It all comes down to how it’s categorized and how you interpret those numbers. First, do you consider and categorize Hispanics and Latinos as White? Second, the charts so numbers instead of percentage. Using random numbers, 5K in 30M is a small percentage while 5K in 5M is a larger percentage.

            The numbers shown in those reports categorize Hispanics and Latinos as White. I can’t tell you if they should or should not be and I don’t know who should get to decide whether it should or should not be either.

            If I have to give you my statistic, it would be 70% Black, 20% Hispanics/Latinos, 10% others. Although my statistics is base on a small sample and probably does NOT accurately represent.

            I’m neither White, Black or Hispanics/Latinos.

      • blackrealist

        Its because of how whites treat blacks plain and simple……look at comments on YouTube and see if you can’t figure out why blacks are starting to hate whites. People cry and get mad when people do something like kill a dog , if you kill a black kid or a black kid dies alot of whites celebrate it , after all if the kid didn’t have good grades that justifies their death. You can only beat a animal for so long before it turns on you , and that’s all humans are is animals black white etc. The games been going on since before zim zam , true but so has whites treating blacks and every other race like they are second class and their life is disposable , then we are told to sit back and take it. “So what if a grown man kills a kid , get over it”

        • John

          I don’t think they are treating Blacks as if their lives are disposable. They probably just tired of hearing about it. Yes, I have looked at a lot of youtube videos. I suggested a few myself. Look at them if you haven’t already.

          • Clinton

            Thing is John, white Americans have had real freedom to evolve in love and unity for centuries, The very ill treatment they received in Europe that they ran from, they had and still have no problem in giving it to African Americans. since the civil war, which was fought, not to free slaves but to stop the south from breaking away(freeing slaves was just a bi-product for slave to fight), the freed slaves were never given a fair chance to move forward. the very government that exist today and it’s institutions have systematically seek out the destruction of every black organisation that tried to bring harmony to their people.
            here’s some proof. co-intelpro, Gary Webbe, black panthers, just to name a few. So, let’s see, with all I’ve just mentioned and it’s all true, since the civil rights of the 60’s, whites feel that they have made up for 400 years of beating a people down. what you had 400 yrs they had hmmmm 60. and you expect them to be just the same as the other? there is a sickness here, and it didn’t came about unabated. if we truly want to fix things. history would be a good place to start.

          • John

            History is no excuse for their actions today. You can say that it might held them back a bit when it comes to climbing up in class. The educated Blacks know what is right and wrong and many has succeeded. These foolish act and the need to commit crimes had nothing to do with history. This is why they will be where they are and perhaps will never rise. Join the group of educated Blacks that know why most blacks fall behind.

            Seriously, stop with the excuses.

  • Jack Smith

    I don’t like Laura ingraham, but in this case I do agree with her. There is no way to justify what these fools are doing. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Anonomous

    The fallacy comes from this news outlet only reporting on this “knock out” phenomenon. If they would report on outrageous acts from kkk members or any outrageous behavior it would balance out. Since the bigoted kids down the street beating up the homeless black man is simply another sucky thing that happens commonly, it isn’t outrageous. This stands out BECAUSE they’re black, and so they are targeted by this media outlet. This positive reinforcement they get from this media outlet only perpetuates the behavior. You are the problem, the delinquents are the symptom.