Al Sharpton just spoke out against "knockout game" attacks:
Rev. Al Sharpton condemned "knockout" attacks Saturday but stopped short of calling for marches against the brutal hate crimes.I don;t know why Sharpton bothers -- his haters are going to keep telling you that he's never spoken out against this, ignoring what he's saying the way they ignore, say, his condemnation of misogyny and the use of the n-word in rap music. It's much easier to assume that he ignores these issues than to check the facts.
"This kind of behavior is deplorable and must be condemned by all us," he said at his weekly National Action Network meeting in Harlem. "We would not be silent if it was the other way around. We cannot be silent or in any way reluctant to confront it when it is coming from our own community." ...
"Kids are randomly knocking out people [from] another race -- some specifically going at Jewish people," he said. "This kind of insane thuggery -- there is nothing cute about that. There is no game play about knocking somebody out, and it is not a game. It is an assault and is bias, and it is wrong." ...
Now, if you lurk at online-right sites the way I do, you know about the one man who, above all, sees this sort of violence as his ticket to fame. He's Colin Flaherty, a World Net Daily columnist and Delaware talk-show host, who's written a book called White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It. The website for the book is, to say the least, unsubtle:
Want to see Flaherty's "Top 100 Black Mob Violence Videos"? The link is here. As I said, unsubtle.
Fox News, so far, has given Flaherty a wide berth, but Fox star Sean Hannity gave Flaherty a very respectful hearing on the radio this past week:
Flaherty congratulated Hannity for being willing to talk about it, and Hannity in turn pressed Flaherty over and over for confirmation that what it sounds like -- black mobs identifying whites or Asians as victims, and "cold-cocking" them without warning -- was exactly what was going on.Well, a recent case in Borough Park, Brooklyn, led to the arrest of four Hispanics and a young man of Indian descent. And the only precondition for attacks would seem to be citizens who assume that they're safe and knucklehead kids with underdeveloped consciences, so I see no reason why we won't ultimately hear about such attacks by kids of all races, colors, and creeds.
"In the book, there’s just one thing after another," Flaherty told Hannity. "There's something very wrong going on that not enough people are talking about."
... Black-on-white violence, Flaherty said, is "exponentially out of proportion" to crime in general.
Fox isn't featuring Flaherty -- at least not yet -- but racial resentment is being stirred on Fox:
"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." ...But Flaherty is leading the charge:
"Just let's imagine that what we're seeing here is white kids attacking black people," Goldberg continued." ...That would obviously be a national news story because it's orchestrated racial violence. But this isn't."
New: Black mob violence statistics, please? http://t.co/4uNdcYIeeW— ColinFlaherty (@ColinFlaherty) November 24, 2013
New: Black Mob Robbery, Family style http://t.co/2qS5qetwbz— ColinFlaherty (@ColinFlaherty) November 24, 2013
Read about The 11 episodes of racial violence on the Fourth of July 2012, Some involving more than 1000 black people. http://t.co/0Zi0UgoEo9— ColinFlaherty (@ColinFlaherty) November 24, 2013
And he's got at least one famous fan besides Hannity:
Followed by Rove?
Why am I not surprised?
(I see I also wrote about Flaherty in August. Apologies if I'm repeating myself.)