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Cincinnati Station Says ‘No’ to PC Reporting on Racially Motivated Crime

The reporting took a surprising "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more" turn.

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Tom Blumer

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June 18, 2014 - 12:14 am
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A remarkable thing happened in Cincinnati on Thursday. WKRC-TV, which has taken to calling itself “Local 12,” did a story on the growing problem of black-on-white teen mob violence — and called it black-on-white teen mob violence.

The event where the violence occurred took place two weeks earlier during Memorial Day weekend at the city’s Taste of Cincinnati event downtown.

As has been the case since even before the city’s 2001 race riots, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the town’s only daily newspaper, was late to the story with a woefully inadequate, truth-dodging dispatch.

Reporter Adam Kiefaber spent the first half of his coverage on an unrelated shooting incident in the vicinity of the Taste event which he should have handled in a separate story. When he finally got to addressing the “multiple people reported being attacked” at the event, he describe how one victim, Jon Deters, the son of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters, was “approached by five or six people.” Separately, he noted that two other men, both in their 40s, were assaulted “by a group of people.” In his report’s final sentence, Kiefaber finally acknowledged that the pair “were targeted for being white.”

Most of Local 12′s original story on May 27, the Taste event’s final night, fell into the same predictable traps so often seen as the press dances around the ugly reality of these incidents.

Co-anchors Rob Braun and Cammy Dierking introduced the segment as being about “groups of teenagers” committing acts of “random violence — people jumped, punched, and kicked” by “thugs who seemed to enjoy hurting them.”

As on-scene reporter Deborah Dixon described some of what had happened, the station’s video caption read, “RANDOM ASSAULTS.” One man, said to have been “victimized by 20 boys and girls, all teenagers,” said that “it was almost as if it was fun to them, like it was a game, like they found enjoyment out of it.”

But then Dixon’s reporting took a brief and surprising “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more” turn.

Tripping over her words in a clearly unscripted moment, Dixon said, “How angry does that make you — this makes me so angry to think about that thuggish, rude hateful behavior.” She then went back to describing the assault on Jon Deters, speculated that it might have been part of the “knockout game” craze — the phenomenon which much of the press has spent as much time ridiculing and denying as reporting — and openly noted that the city was trying to “figure out what to do before Oktoberfest,” the nation’s largest such event.

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From the time they enter public schools American children are taught by their very Left wing teachers that whites are always the guilty parties in black /white confrontations. These children then enter government controlled post secondary institutions where American Marxist professors pile on the white guilt narrative; then they go out and get jobs in the American media, a voice of the Marxist government. No surprise here.
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"Why have the nation’s first black president and his “nation of cowards” attorney general made virtually no attempt to attack this problem head-on?"

Because it's racial retribution time. That's why.
10 weeks ago
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This will keep happening until a group of these kids goes after a family in their car and the man is armed and opens fire. Then you'll see race talked about nationally - by racist liberals.
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Welfare policies destroy marriage, since families on welfare cannot have a man living with them. Welfare is lucrative, so that many black women on it have children who are raised without fathers. Boys who grow up without fathers tend to be violent, and girls to be promiscuous. This is, I believe, that origin of the "knock-out" gangs which attack non-blacks.
Note that white racism is being blamed for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. He, too, was a thug like Trayvon Martin. And Attorney General Eric Holder is investigating this, with three members of the White House going to his funeral instead of going to the funeral of a General killed in Afghanistan. Incidentally, President Barack Hussein Obama is not an American Negro - he is not descended from American slaves.
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The only coward we have here is Holder--he's the coward for not doing his job and pretending that blacks are the only ones covered by the equal protection clause in the Constitution.
9 weeks ago
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My solution: offer anyone who wants it (but aimed at unemployed blacks who have been demanding reparation for years) a chunk of money if they will immigrate any where else in the world and never EVER come back to America. Say, $150,000 and they renounce their American citizenship, half paid to get them packed up and on a boat out of here and the other half paid upon their arrival where-ever the hell they decide to go. To which-ever country will agree to take them.

Then wave bye-bye, take them and their illegitimate bastard children off the welfare roles, erase all the names they have been voting under from the Democratic voting lists, and wait for them to blow through the cash, discover that NO one in the whole world respects them, and feel the joy of refusing to let them back in.

They will all starve to death and it would be a totally Darwinian death.
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Liberia is the country you are searching for.
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To address your concluding question: Why?
Because The President, and his AG, both subscribe to "Pay Back", and believe that "The Knock-Out Game" is a component.
We have become as much a tribal society as is Iraq.
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I wonder if our education system has anything to do with this issue;

“In the United States at present, only whites can be racists, since whites
dominate and control the institutions that create and enforce American cultural norms and values . . . blacks and other Third World peoples do not have access to the power to enforce any prejudices they may have, so they cannot, by definition, be racists.”
--from EDUCATION & RACISM, National Education Association. 1973
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"Sociologists weighing in suggest high unemployment and resentment fueled by segregation are possible causes."

Of course it will never occur to these moral cretins that desegregation was not only coincidental to the disintegration of black society, but caused it.
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The vast majority of African-Americans are law-abiding people. … They deserve our support and encouragement. They deserve our protection.

That sounds remarkably familiar...
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Cincinnati is a beautiful city. My family lives close. A train ride there through West Virginia's Greenbrier valley is breathtakingly beautiful. However I will never take the Amtrak to Cincinnati again - just too dangerous in the station area -neglible security.

Cincinnati made the same mistake as Chicago. HUD offered it a "deal" - tear down old housing projects and in return get free "Section 8" Housing vouchers. Cincinnati should have said no. Chicago should have said no. Now thousands, -perhaps tens of thousands of individuals have transplanted the worst of public housing behavior - violence, gangs, etc. all over the city, and violence is endemic in schools, shopping areas, sports areas, and street corners.

My brother's neighborhood has high crime now and also the 'Knockout Game". Several years ago a neighbor, a WWII veteran, got punched in the face and knocked down by a young man coming up the sidewalk. It was an inter-racial punch. Another neighbor and his "partner" were assaulted walking home from the restaurant area, punched, &. kicked. The kicks and thumps which sent those men to hospital in an ambulance were inter-racial.

This viciousness is not surprising to people to actually live in average "blue collar" housing neighborhoods of Cincinnati . These neighborhoods, where many of my college friends grew up, now are overrun with former Section 8 families. The violent kids influence other probably ordinary kids, likely very few have loving fathers in the home, and then you have this gang mentality like the Evanston pastor's comment.

My dad grew up in Evanston - the park there used to provide swimming lessons and team competiiton, tennis courts and teams, baseball fields and teams with city-paid youth coaches. It now looks like ruined Berlin in 1945.

Like Detroit, Cincinnati has had black mayors for years. Who is looking out for the black children of Cincinnati? Answer: Not the black mayors.
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When did it become the black mayors' obligation to look out for the black children?

Those poor guys can barely steal enough for themselves as it is.

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It's open season on the white man. Barack declared it. AG Holder enforces it.
Any questions?
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The second: Why have the nation’s first black president and his “nation of cowards” attorney general made virtually no attempt to attack this problem head-on?

Not only are they not attempting to fix the problem, I say the problem is growing exactly because of them.
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