White Girl Bleed a Lot
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White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It is a 2012 non-fiction book by Colin Flaherty. It deals with race and crime in the United States, particularly the knockout game, violent flash mobs, and black-on-white crime. It is published by WND Books.
Thomas Sowell praised the book, stating 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. Radio show host Larry Elder wrote that according to Flaherty's book "the knockout game has gone national." 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 opined that the figures presented by Flaherty were inflated and the reporting misleading, after 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 wrote that Flaherty's numbers were out of proportion, feeling that Flaherty, amongst other conservative media personalities, was only trying to incite anxiety. Leah Nelson, writing for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog, noted Flaherty's column at WorldNetDaily and labeled him a "white nationalist propagandist."
In The Huffington Post, Terry Kreppel of Media Matters for America, claimed that Flaherty, in his postings on WND, had misrepresented information, including using a photo of a group of Aboriginal Australians to represent an attack that occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina, and called his postings and book race baiting. Christ and 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.
- Race and crime in the United States
- Murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom
- Murders of Jourdan Bobbish and Jacob Kudla
- Elder, Larry (November 28, 2013). "The Knockout Game -- NYT/NPR Say No Big Deal". RealClearPolitics.
- Abcarian, Robin (November 25, 2013). "Blurring reality stokes fears, raises ratings". 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". Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Krepel, Terry (2013-10-22). "WorldNetDaily's Rainbow-Colored 'Black Mobs'". HuffPost. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- Noble, Alan (2013-11-25). "The Knockout Game Myth and its Racist Roots". Christ and Pop Culture. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- Official website
- White Girl Bleed a Lot on Facebook
- Colin Flaherty on YouTube
- White Girl Bleed a Lot — Interview with Colin Flaherty at FrontPage Magazine
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