White Girl Bleed a Lot
White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It is a 2012 non-fiction book written by Colin Flaherty, regarding race and crime, particularly the knockout game and violent flash mobs of black people, in the United States. It was published by WND Books.
Thomas Sowell praised the book, feeling that Flaherty had done better research than Sowell had for his own Intellectuals and Society on the issue of black-on-white crime, and felt that the book and its message were being ignored or silenced. John Derbyshire at VDARE described Flaherty as "an old-style just-the-facts reporter with no ideological axe to grind" and praised his work.
Alex Pareene in Salon remarked on what he perceived to be inflated figures presented by Flaherty and the misleading reporting when checking the sources cited. Cathy Young in Newsday brought up the book when discussing the knockout game, and mentioned how she felt Flaherty, while in error in a particular case, brings forth a "narrative [that] raises a painful question" about the media's failure to report incidents accurately when perpetrators are black. That failure, she cautions, undermines the media's credibility and actually risks encouraging racist paranoia.
In The Los Angeles Times, Robin Abcarian also felt Flaherty's numbers were out of proportion, feeling that Flaherty, amongst other conservative media personalities, were only trying to incite anxiety. Leah Nelson, writing for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog, noted Flaherty's column at the conservative WorldNetDaily (WND) and labels him a "white nationalist propagandist."
A Huffington Post entry by Terry Kreppel of Media Matters for America noted that Flaherty, in his postings on WND, has misrepresented information, including a photo of a group of Aboriginal Australians representing an attack that occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina, calling his postings and book race baiting. Christ & Pop Culture writer Alan Noble, while criticizing American news media's focus on the knockout game, brought up Flaherty and his book and said his writing (on WND) was "absurd", called the project "one big stacked evidence fallacy", and described the act as a racist conspiracy.
- Elder, Larry (November 28, 2013). "The Knockout Game -- NYT/NPR Say No Big Deal". Real Clear Politics.
- Abcarian, Robin (November 25, 2013). "Blurring reality stokes fears, raises ratings". The Los Angeles Times.
- Glazov, Jamie (July 25, 2012). "White Girl Bleed a Lot". FrontPage Magazine.
- "White Girl Bleed A Lot". WND Books.
- Sowell, Thomas (July 17, 2012). "Why Aren’t Race Riots News?". The National Review.
- Derbyshire, John (October 9, 2012). "White Girl Bleed A Lot". VDARE.
- Pareene, Alex (August 13, 2012). "Why conservatives obsess over flash mobs and "race riots"". Salon.
- Young, Cathy (2013-12-09). "News media flop on 'knockout game'". Newsday. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- Nelson, Leah (October 23, 2012). "The Southern Poverty Law Center". Splcenter.org.
- Krepel, Terry (2013-10-22). "WorldNetDaily's Rainbow-Colored 'Black Mobs'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- Noble, Alan (2013-11-25). "The Knockout Game Myth and its Racist Roots". Christ & Pop Culture. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
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