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Gray Journalism is the converse of Yellow Journalism: it’s intentionally making intrinsically interesting stories boring and hazy to discourage reader attention. The chief proponent of Gray Journalism is The Gray Lady, the New York Times. Here’s a classic example as a seemingly interesting topic — a surge in anti-Semitic crime, including random attacks on Jews on the streets — in New York City is dulled down by hiding the answer to the most obvious question — Who is committing these hate crimes? — until the 16th paragraph.

From the New York Times:

Anti-Semitic Attacks Fuel Continuing Rise in Hate Crimes in New York

By Sharon Otterman, Feb. 18, 2019

One video showed a 51-year-old Jewish man being beaten to the ground by three young men, who seemed to select him at random. Another showed an Orthodox Jewish man being chased across the street by a man wielding a tree branch. A third showed an Orthodox Jewish man hanging on to a fence as an assailant jumped and choked him.

The three incidents, all of which took place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in the past year, have raised alarms in the neighborhood and in the city’s large Orthodox Jewish community as a whole. Hate crimes are up citywide, but in Crown Heights, they have taken a particularly violent turn.

There were 55 hate crimes reported in New York City this year as of Feb. 17, an increase of 72 percent over the same period last year, the police said. Anti-Semitic crimes made up almost two-thirds of that, for a total of 36 crimes reported so far this year, compared with 21 last year.

The steep rise comes after a year when hate crimes were already increasing. Anti-Semitic crimes in 2018 were up 22 percent compared with 2017.

The wave of anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn continued on Saturday, when two men threw an object into the large front window of a Chabad Synagogue in Bushwick, Brooklyn, at about 2 a.m. No one was injured. The attack, which shattered the window, is being investigated as a possible bias crime, police said.

“Despite the intentions of this attack to divide and intimidate, our doors will remain as open as ever, welcoming visitors to join our growing Bushwick family,” Rabbi Menachem Heller wrote on Facebook shortly after the attack.

On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the hate crimes unit of the State Police to assist local police in their investigation of the Bushwick attack. “This act of hate is shocking and abhorrent, especially at a time of great division in this country,” he said in a statement.

Citywide, the spike appears largely linked to vandalism and other property crimes, city police officials said.

Since the start of the year, police have made a number of arrests on the Upper West Side and in Brooklyn for spray-painted swastikas and similar acts. One repeat offender may be making the hate-crime increase look particularly intense, the Police Department’s chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, has said.

“We’ve had one individual account for 10 to 15 separate incidents,” Chief Shea said at a Feb. 5 news conference.

But in Crown Heights, the increase in hate crimes has been more shocking because it has been marked by violent, seemingly unprovoked attacks on men and women in Jewish garb, many of which have been caught on surveillance video, and then widely viewed online. In many cases, there is no robbery, only the random attack.

Since October, there have been 15 violent, anti-Semitic incidents directed against ultra-Orthodox Jews in the neighborhood, according to an Israeli organization that tracks anti-Semitic incidents. Devorah Halberstam, the community liaison to the 71st Precinct, which covers Crown Heights, said she believes there have been even more than that.

“We need to go back to the drawing board. We cannot allow it to continue,” Ms. Halberstam said. “Walking down street and getting punched in the stomach? This is insanity.”

In January alone, several Orthodox Jews were punched, seemingly unprovoked, in broad daylight on Kingston Avenue, the main Jewish thoroughfare in Crown Heights. In late January, a 22-year-old Yeshiva student was beaten on the street while calling his parents on the phone in Australia. A few hours later, a 51-year-old man was beaten so badly by the same assailants that he was hospitalized.

The police have made arrests in many of these attacks, much to the relief of residents. Still, they wonder what is provoking this wave of violence.

Rabbi Eli Cohen, the executive director of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, has begun visiting nearby public schools with Geoffrey Davis, an African-American community leader, to try to understand what may be driving the attacks, as many of the assailants arrested by the police have been young men of color.

 
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  1. Escher says:

    These young blacks have been brainwashed by reading too many articles on Unz.com, so it is white peoples’ fault.

    • Agree: dvorak
    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
  2. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    That last sentence: “many… young men of color”. Were any attackers white? Were any of the “young men of color” attackers not black?

  3. Ibound1 says:

    We know what white supremacists look like: Big guys from Nigeria. So therefore these attacks were carried out by white supremacists.

    • LOL: TomSchmidt
  4. Anon[210] • Disclaimer says:

    Is a crime antisemitic simply because the victim is visibly or presumably Jewish? I think young black men are rather indiscriminate in their violence. Unless something is said during the confrontation I object to automatically calling It antisemitic.

    Which brings me to a pet peeve:In this day and age isn’t it racist to only use the hate crime label on crimes against Jews and non-whites? If a white is beaten by a black that should presumptively be considered a hate crime, just as the opposite is.

    The word should go out that if a black guy attacks you, he called you “whitey.” If you’re not sure you heard it, that’s understandable, given the stress you were under. Just make sure “whitey” makes it into the initial police report.

    If you’re careful you can go further, but avoid pulling a Smollett projection (nooses, bleach, Red hat), and only add details that even to a black person sound plausible. A careful reading of old news reports and the viewing of selected Worldwide Hip Hop videos is good preparation.

  5. Hail says: • Website

    many of the assailants arrested by the police have been young men of color

    Sharon Otterman
    — b. 1972 or 1973;
    — Yale BA, Philosophy; Columbia MA, International Affairs;
    — Impressive global experience, including an authority position within the Council on Foreign Relations (mid 2000s).

    NYT profile pic, date unknown:

    IRL pic, mid 2010s:

    The second is from her wedding announcement, March 2013. The bespectaled figure is the groom, Rajiv Agashiwala (b. 1982 or 1983) of Manhattan. Yes, for those comparing birth years, Mr. Agashiwala is ten years the junior of Ms. Otterman.

    (The husband’s surname and parents’ names suggest he is Hindu; the surname suggests roots in Gujarat, India, according to somebody online; perhaps one of the many Hindu iSteve readers can comment.)

    As for the ‘J’ Question, all signs in her journalism point to Jewish origin, but no need for speculation — her Twitter-profile confirms it:

    Sharon Otterman
    @sharonNYT

    New York Times metro reporter; busy mom of two little boys; daughter of a Holocaust survivor.

  6. It’s basically the “Knockout Game” that we are consistently told by the media is nothing more than an urban myth. This will all be blamed on Trump even though his supporters are not involved.

    The NYPD Hate Crime Twitter provides a decent perspective on the issue.

  7. many of the assailants

    If even a single assailant had been a MAGA man we would have heard about it endlessly by now. They’re flat-out lying.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
    • Replies: @GermanReader2
  8. utu says:

    “who seemed to select him at random” – Random can’t be anti-semitic.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  9. Anon[210] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    New York City elites take gated communities to the next level: an entire group of high rises connected to each other where you can live, work, shop, and play, with a single train line for access (plus limos).

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/hudson-yard-billionaires-fantasy-city.html

    There are schools for your kids and museums. Your kids will be able to examine and become familiar with black people, since black guards will man the palm scanner entrances to this shining Judeo-Caucasism redoubt in the sky.

  10. @Dave Pinsen

    Beat me to it. Did they mean “most”, or perhaps “all”? I feel like if a white guy had been arrested for beating up an Orthodox Jew we would have heard about it.

  11. Anon[223] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    “We need to go back to the drawing board. We cannot allow it to continue,” Ms. Halberstam said. “Walking down street and getting punched in the stomach? This is insanity.”

    That is ‘racist’ defamation of blacks as thugs. It’s the kind of bigotry that led to stop-and-frisk-the-dangerous-negro. It must end. Jews and blacks must stand together against maga-hat-wearing nazis who carry ropes and bleaches at 2 am in freezing weather.

  12. @Dave Pinsen

    Those same questions immediately popped into my head when I read that intentionally vague, obfuscatory sentence.

  13. Gosh thanks, Steve, I wonder how you can stomach all this drivel.

    • Replies: @anon
  14. Rabbi Eli Cohen, the executive director of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, has begun visiting nearby public schools with Geoffrey Davis, an African-American community leader, to try to understand what may be driving the attacks, as many of the assailants arrested by the police have been young men of color.

    If by ‘many,’ you mean ‘all.’

    • Replies: @Jefferson
  15. Jefferson says:

    Anti-Semitic Crown Heights is MAGA Country yo even though it’s a whopping 75 percent Black.

  16. Jefferson says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    “If by ‘many,’ you mean ‘all.”

    Definitely all.

  17. Antwan was critical
    Made anti-Semitical
    violence in the street
    Late nights he would beat
    the black-hatted dow-ow-ow-0wn.

    Then Car 54
    thought he looked quite shifty for
    someone lit by moon.
    “What say we, Muldoon,
    stop and frisk this clow-ow-ow-own?”

    They throw the brutha down on the hood.
    How quickly he’s arraigned.


    Bang! Bang! Hymie’s Silver Gavel
    comes down upon his head.
    Bang! Bang! Hymie’s Silver Gavel
    makes sure no deal is pled.

    • LOL: WowJustWow
  18. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @theo the kraut

    SS deserves every donation and then some. He reads the NYT…….so we don’t have to.

    And it’s far worse than I imagined (I was a regular reader in the early 90s, as I was living in Jersey at the time. Obviously it LEANED left, but…..)

    I happened upon a copy of the Times someone had left a few days ago. EVERY item was insane. In EVERY part of the paper. Think you can escape it in the Business section? Not a chance.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Anonymouse
  19. @Clifford Brown

    It’s basically the “Knockout Game” that we are consistently told by the media is nothing more than an urban myth.

    It’s only an urban myth when the goyim complain about it.

  20. Jefferson says:

    Anti-Semitic Crown Heights is MAGA Country yo even though Crown Heights is a whopping 75 percent Black.

  21. Anon1 says:

    Does “young men of color” include Staten Island Eyetalians?

  22. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    If Jews were armed this wouldn’t be happening. Yet the same Jews who are OK with every Israeli waving a full auto Uzi support gun controlin the US, which is a major reason many who don’t like Jews in general, don’t like Jews. (Having attended several National Alliance meetings in St. Louis, one where Dr. Pierce was present-I was impressed by him, found him most fascinating to talk to-I can say that’s what pissed several attendees off the most.)

    Plus which, aren’t there supposed to be tough Jews who could beat up the black offenders? In a Jewish neighborhood no one would be a moser and snitch on their fellow Jews, would they?

  23. Mr. Anon says:

    When it mostly happened to white people generally, it was called “The Knockout Game” or “Polar Bear Hunting”, and the New York Times insinuated that it was just an urban myth:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/nyregion/knockout-game-a-spreading-menace-or-a-myth.html

    But now that it has risen to being anti-semitism, attention must be paid.

  24. “… young men of color.”

    It’s mildly surprising she didn’t use the time-honoured catch-all “teens”.

    Great catch yet again, Steve!

  25. Clyde says:
    @Hail

    True or not, let’s say she got him his green card.

  26. @passive-aggressivist

    Maybe some of the attackers were Arab Muslims. Then the perpetrators would have been counted as white, but since Muslim antisemitism is not something you are supposed to talk about, the msm would have buried the story.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  27. Puremania says:

    My life, an urban one, brought me up close and personal with many Jews and many blacks. Jewish people offer help and hype, cheerleading and well-wishing, to blacks. Blacks, unfortunately, generally don’t reciprocate or even acknowledge this, and they often have negative feelings towards Jews. I know because I personally tried to get various black buds and associates to tamp down the antisemitism by explaining Jewish support for black enterprises, whether commercial, political, etc. I wanted to believe I was promoting understanding, but I now see that was quixotic.
    Shoot, I learned about the notorious Protocols E. Z. from blacks. Now what I say to both these camps is: Stop mythologizing each other, and Get Real.
    Btw: “Grey Journalism”, yes, a worthy meme if there ever was one.

    • Replies: @BigDickNick
    , @Jake
  28. @Dave Pinsen

    Maybe some jews were attacked by Arab Muslims or “white Hispanics”?

    • Replies: @Lot
  29. neutral says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Were any attackers white?

    If it were it would be headline news in every establishment media outlet in the world. It would be nigh on impossible not to know about this if it did happen.

  30. MickyD says:

    I wonder if the Times likes to bury the lede in its articles so much because it makes the reader feel like he is doing heavy, important reading and not just scanning headlines. Ie is this just a marketing tactic to distinguish the Times as more sophisticated writing than say USA Today

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
    , @Jack D
  31. JimDandy says:

    Where is the SPLC on this? Have they categorized young black male New Yorkers as a hate group yet?

  32. Anonym says:

    Gray journalism – Steve I wonder if you were subliminally or consciously influenced by my OT linking of the Gray State movie trailer earlier. Kind of fitting. Cool if you did.

  33. El Dato says:

    In January alone, several Orthodox Jews were punched, seemingly unprovoked, in broad daylight on Kingston Avenue, the main Jewish thoroughfare in Crown Heights. In late January, a 22-year-old Yeshiva student was beaten on the street while calling his parents on the phone in Australia. A few hours later, a 51-year-old man was beaten so badly by the same assailants that he was hospitalized.

    It could be UFOs. Any signs of radioactivity? Burn marks?

    “We need to go back to the drawing board. We cannot allow it to continue,” Ms. Halberstam said. “Walking down street and getting punched in the stomach? This is insanity.”

    “Back to the drawing board?”. Do I smell social engineering??

  34. duncsbaby says:

    I truly believe most of these attacks are not anti-Semitic. It’s Blacks lashing out at Whites. Unfortunately for the Jews of NYC, they are the handiest White people around to attack.

  35. “In late January, a 22-year-old Yeshiva student was beaten on the street while calling his parents on the phone in Australia.”

    So, the person of colour travelled to Australia to do the beat-down?

  36. @MickyD

    So if you’re in a hurry, just read the paper upside down.

  37. @anon

    “SS deserves every donation and then some. He reads the NYT…….so we don’t have to.”

    Nah, the NYT … at least the print version … is fun reading, what with all the ads for $20k Patek Phillipe watches and baubles from Van Cleef Arpels. You wonder why NYT readership are so down with black folk? Because they rarely see any beyond the help they deign to grace their presence.

  38. Anonym says:

    Lol.

    But I thought they made great pets?

    • Replies: @Anonym
  39. I wonder what kind of students suggested a chess tournament between black and jew students…

    Mr. Davis said that eighth graders in Prospect Lefferts Gardens suggested more multicultural after-school programs, new children’s books showing the two communities interacting and activities like chess tournaments to reduce tension between black and Jewish teens.

  40. @Anon

    Isn’t that how civilization is supposed to be?

  41. Anonym says:
    @Anonym

    In keeping with the great pets theme, I am sure some of these Pitbull Excuse Bingo terms can be repurposed.

    Technically the tribe imported them in the first place. It’s like those people who import baby lions as pets and… get mauled, lol.

    Do listen to the 90s alternative nostalgia clip I linked to. Doesn’t seem to have become a proper video link.

  42. @duncsbaby

    I truly believe most of these attacks are not anti-Semitic. It’s Blacks lashing out at Whites. Unfortunately for the Jews of NYC, they are the handiest White people around to attack.

    Jews are considered Super-Whites. This is obvious in Feminist Circles. The women of color notice who’s at the top of the food chain, also but for now are not going Knockout Game in the offices of NOW.. I bet the Blacks on the streets get extra points when the Whites they beat are also Jewish.

  43. Why not put it right out front in their stories that it’s Black men? At least then their Jewish friends will have permission to notice and exercise caution against that particular threat? Or are those attacked valuable Collateral Damage in the anti-Semitic narrative?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  44. Mr. Blank says:

    In other words: The average Times reader, who probably doesn’t read beyond the fifth paragraph, will come away from this thinking MAGA hat-wearing white gentile thugs are going around Brooklyn attacking Jews.

    This is done very much on purpose. My editor would have sent that story back and told the reporter to identify the probable attackers in the first paragraph. Every editor I’ve worked for would have done the same. Steve’s right: Burying that info in the 16th graf was very much a conscious decision done to shield less-attentive readers from facts they do not wish to know.

  45. If dindus who attack Jews do so because they consider the Jews to be White, those are NOT “anti-Semitic hate crimes” — they are anti-White hate crimes.

    Not the the anti-White Jew York Times would ever make that distinction.

  46. @Clifford Brown

    “This will all be blamed on Trump even though his supporters are not involved.”

    One may have been involved: the victim.

  47. @anon

    That’s true of the NYTimes now. It wasn’t always so. A lady on the first floor leaves her copy of the Times for us the same or next day so I know how bad it is. Very occasionally they run a piece based on real journalistic sleuthing that uncovers what was not known. I am pleased to remember that in my childhood, the Times cost 3 cents on weekdays, 5 cents on Sunday for an enormous number of sections. The Daily News and the Daily Mirror cost 2 cents each weekdays. Trucks used to crisscross the city delivering bundled newspapers to the many candystores there used to be.

  48. @Hail

    Yet another holocaust survivor? Gawd, those Germans were just so incompetent.

  49. Clyde says:

    It’s kind of obvious that young ferals of the black persuasion are assaulting NYC Jews for fun and giggles. The local Muslims do this but not nearly as often.

  50. Is this Gray Journalism intended for New Yorkers, or the provincials who try to raise their status by subscribing to the NYT? I remember enough stories going back to the 80s or 90s about black-on-Jew violence in Crown Heights that I expect the reference to that neighborhood in paragraph 2 would tip off New Yorkers as to what’s happening. But provincials don’t know Crown Heights from Park Slope, and hence, would be more susceptible to the “Trump’s America is bad for the Jews” narrative that the NYT is pushing.

  51. So what’s driving them to attack Jews? Or are they just attacking what they see as Whites who happen to be Jewish?

  52. @Hail

    What’s her parents birthdays? Did anyone actually die in the Holocaust? We are running out of veterans of Normandy and the Pacific but the bar on Holocaust survivors seems to keep on dropping, at least as far as when you were born to be a “survivor”.

    (And yes I know all about the genetic trauma quackery being pushed by (((you know))))

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    , @AndrewR
  53. @GermanReader2

    … since Muslim antisemitism is not something you are supposed to talk about, the msm would have buried the story.

    Not necessarily:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/11/opinion/ilhan-omar-antisemitism.html?fbclid=IwAR1sK2_2NCF7wvy7Cqm8EToUs2xppJqcwRdlVu3SjrItdNlecTWhv0AzzkE

  54. @Anon

    It is either anti-semitic or anti-white. When blacks attack blacks it’s to steal something or because they felt dis-a-spected. Not random violence like this.

  55. @Puremania

    Blacks have been the recipients of 50 years of anti-white wealth transfer programs, but still feel they are being oppressed and won’t salute the flag. Giving them stuff just gives them greater resources to launch their attacks with.

  56. Anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Christian

    The Orthodox, Ultra-Orthodox, and right-leaning post-Soviet Jews who live in those neighborhoods are not their “friends.”

  57. Anonymous[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Christian

    The Orthodox, Ultra-Orthodox, and right-leaning post-Soviet Jews who live in those neighborhoods are not their “friends.”

  58. Jack D says:
    @Hail

    What’s your point? That Otterman is Jewish? So what?

    • Replies: @Hail
  59. Jack D says:
    @utu

    Don’t be thick headed. Young blacks are selecting random Hasidic Jews to attack. Thinking clearly is not hard – it takes real effort to conceal reality the way the NY Times does.

  60. Jack D says:
    @MickyD

    Nah, it’s because when the news contradicts the Narrative you have to soft pedal it bigtime. “Anti-Semitic Attacks by Blacks Fuel Continuing Rise in Hate Crimes in New York” will not do as a NY Times headline.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  61. Jack D says:
    @duncsbaby

    If that were true, then people in non-Hasidic garb would be attacked also, but all of the attacks in Crown Heights seem to involve people who are identifiably Orthodox. Now this may be because those are the just about the only white people who live in this otherwise black neighborhood, but blacks in NY especially hate the Hasidim even more than they hate ordinary white people.

  62. Jack D says:

    I disagree about the “dull” part. If anything, a headline that there are “Anti-Semitic Attacks in NY” spices up the story. Are there MAGA men in Brooklyn? Gangs of roving Neo-Nazis? Has the German-American Bund made a comeback? It’s only when you read that black teens are behind the attacks that the story becomes ho hum, dog bites man, so what else is new?

    • Replies: @Anonym
  63. songbird says:

    Isn’t this the reason most white gentiles got out of the city? All the antisemitism that was directed at them by the same group of antisemitic thugs.

  64. Also in today’s NY Times, an op-ed by Noah Rothman about hate hoaxes (the term is not used). Interestingly, he finds that “The real tragedy in all of this is that hate crimes are, in fact, on the rise in the Trump era, particularly against Jews and Muslims.” Oddly, he makes no mention of Mr. Sailer’s favorite perpetrator, Michael Ron David Kadar, a dual American and Israeli citizen, who was convicted in Israel of threatening “thousands”. The Times, in reporting on Kadar’s conviction, said, “The threats raised fears of growing anti-Semitism in the United States.” Apparently, once raised, those fears are hard to bring down.

  65. “An Orthodox Jewish man being chased across the street by a man wielding a tree branch.” Let’s not jump to conclusions, this could well just be part of some religious ritual.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  66. Anonym says:
    @Jack D

    It’s only when you read that black teens are behind the attacks that the story becomes ho hum, dog bites man, so what else is new?

    And that’s why those Emmett Till stories have such punch. If those Law and Order (or anything else) episodes with racist white villains attacking saintly coloreds isn’t enough for you to see every time you turn on the TV, well, a Times article on what happened to Emmett Till in 1955 should get the readers salivating.

  67. This is how the leftist media grossly misleads without technically lying. They mainly lie by omission – covering up crimes committed by certain groups while endlessly trumpeting crimes committed by deplorable – but, as Steve points out, being cleverly vague is another favorite technique.

    The most grotesque example of this was from a few years ago when a group of black teenagers in Chicago kidnapped a retarded white kid and tortured him with a razor blade, amongst other things. The perps recorded the attack (of course), and in the recording they could be heard yelling anti-white and anti-Trump sentiments. The Times included the matter in their regular “This Week in Hate” column, describing the attack as essentially a “group of ‘teens’ attacked a mentally challenged young man while “shouting about Donald Trump.” Those are pretty close to the exact words they used in the column. “Shouting” or “yelling about” Donald Trump.

    Breathtaking dishonesty which doesn’t quite rise to the level of perjury.

    I predict the hate hoax business is only going to get worse. I believe emotionally imbalanced young women and disgruntled blacks will continue to lie about being harassed or sexually assaulted almost as a kind of quasi-religious right of passage. Whether something actually happened is besides the point. Like that Air Force Academy hoax from last year, what matters is that it could have happened “in this current climate of hate.” See Governor Cuomo’s bizarre non-sequitur:

    “This act of hate is shocking and abhorrent, especially at a time of great division in this country,” he said in a statement.

    Huh? Why is it especially bad during a time of great division? Wouldn’t it be just as bad if not worse if it occurred at a time when we “all need to pull together” to fight a common enemy or something?

  68. There’s also a “wave” of anti-Semitism in France. Most of the criminal acts are eventually linked to Muslims, of course, but that’s something that neither the media nor the political establishment wants to admit, so there is a general condemnation of the French populace.

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
  69. Law and Order writers will have it easy this year. Just change the race of a few perps and the stories write themselves.

  70. Anonymous[679] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember, this is totally different than the knockout game, which was a made up conspiracy.

    (N.b. I do not actually know whether or not the knockout game was real, it may well have been a meme. But blacks are clearly prone to random street violence so it wasn’t necessarily implausible the way that MSM outlets insisted.)

  71. @Anon

    New York City elites take gated communities to the next level: an entire group of high rises connected to each other where you can live, work, shop, and play, with a single train line for access (plus limos).

    I think their preferred solution is just to send the blacks to the east coast equivalent of Dubuque, and import some mexican replacements for service labor.

  72. That whole gray article could have been replaced with one screaming tabloid headline.

    Extra, Extra . . . . read all about it: “WILDING BLACK YOUTHS IN ANTI-SEMITIC CRIME SPREE.”

    Aren’t there any sensationalist tabloids left in NY? Seems like an underserved market.

  73. were the targets in the Aurora, Illinois shooting racially selected?
    http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/victims-families-attend-vigil-in-aurora

    I read the shooter did 2 years for stabbing and assaulting a girl friend. Would be useful to know her race.

  74. Lot says:
    @GermanReader2

    “Arab Muslims or “white Hispanics”?”

    New Yorkers may correct me, but from what I have seen most NYC muslims are South Asian, and by now black-hispanic Dominicans probably outnumber mostly light-brown Puerto Ricans.

    Puerto Ricans have low fertility and have also dispersed into the suburbs and other parts of the USA more than Dominicans.

    A small number of PRs and Cubans moved to the midwest in the 50s and 60s and were about 2% of the big city populations at one point. They have pretty much completely assimilated into the white population by now.

    Possibly the most famous 1960s midwest hispanics, though they might be Mexicans:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%3F_and_the_Mysterians

  75. Whiskey says: • Website

    Thus the brilliance of Bill de Blasio. He has been selling concealed carry permits to the Crown Heights orthodox via an intermediary who worked on his campaign and essentially ran the NYPD concealed carry office. It was cash for permits and goodies for the NYPD officers. Drudge had a few weeks ago.

    De Blasio is untouchable and helps cause the problem lack of arrests of young black men and for pay some remediation the permits.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  76. @Diversity Heretic

    In Germany about 80 percent of the attacks on jews are done by Muslims (according to the Jewish victims) and some part of the rest is done by leftwing activists, but the way the statistics are collected obfuscates this fact. Whenever the police publish the statistics and the media writes about it, it is heavily implied that the attacks are committed by German neo nazis.

  77. Stephen says:

    Young men of color…..

    ….oh….

    It’s the knockout game.

  78. Jack D says:
    @Whiskey

    This is why all-encompassing government and kleptocracy go together (and NY has both). In most places, getting a concealed carry permit is (maybe too – see the Aurora shooter) easy – you just fill out a form, they do a cursory background check and they give it to you if you have a clean record. But in NYC getting a concealed carry is a big deal – you can usually only get one if you have some compelling need . So the people who work in the system now have something valuable to sell. The more stuff is illegal, the more opportunities for graft.

  79. Alfa158 says:
    @Jack Hanson

    I recall one pundit who opened a piece by describing themselves as “a third-generation holocaust survivor”.
    As far as was anyone killed, I have some friends and relatives who are Jewish and none of them can name anyone they personally know of who died in an extermination camp. I have only met two people who were actually in a camp. They were old Greek Jewish women, and they even had the numbers tattooed on their forearms to prove it but, here is the thing, they were not exterminated since I was able to meet them thirty years later.
    All that said, I suspect the truth is that there probably were deliberate mass killings of Jews but it was heavily concentrated in Poland and Russia. Most of the Jews here in the US are those who are from other parts of Europe like those Greek ladies, or whose ancestors emigrated to the US from Poland and Russia long before the War. They sometimes refer to relatives who had stayed in Europe and disappeared.
    The non-Eastern European Jews still in Europe did not seem to be as targeted, as witnessed by the Jewish Greeks I have met, or Jewish-Italian family physician of my childhood who was never interned. There was in fact a book written some time back about the predicament of all the native German Jews who did not get sent to camps, and even worked inside the Reich, resulting in their subsequent survivor’s guilt.

  80. @Hail

    “…daughter of a Holocaust survivor.”

    Not to put too fine a point on it but…who cares?

    • Replies: @penskefile
  81. @Anon

    I had the same thought recently about the terrible shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue. That got a lot of coverage as an anti-Semitic atrocity, which it was, but there have been a number of mass shootings at churches with predominantly white congregations and they aren’t presented as anti-Christian hate crimes, just run-of-the-mill mass shootings. Is that because “anti-Christian” is not a thing, as Steve has noted?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  82. Jake says:
    @Puremania

    Back in the last century, I had a junior college teaching job in a place with a large number of black students: 40-45% or so. In classes in back to back semesters, with no repeat students, I got to see the widespread black hostility to Jews. From assigned readings by 2 fairly well known Jews, some black students became something akin to angry. The second time took off even faster than the first, so though I knew what it was when it started, I could not get ahead of it. In each case, there were 3 or 4 black students who were unwilling to take hints to tine down their assertions about Jewish hypocrisy and selfishness. Virtually all the other blacks in the classes were either smiling or nodding in agreement.

    The black propensity to cuddle up with Mohammedans means that when the Mohammedan population reaches critical mass – more than 10% – we will begin to see a significant increase in black expressions of total contempt for Jews.

    And Jews are insanely suicidal enough to work ceaselessly to keep increasing the Mohammedan population while telling blacks they have the right to hate all white people.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  83. AndrewR says:
    @Jack Hanson

    It’s almost like WW2 veterans, who were adults during the early 1940s, are more likely to be dead than people who were children then. Or were Jewish children spared being put in the camps?

  84. @Known Fact

    Probably connected with Sukkot, a Jewish festival in which observant Jews construct a temporary hut. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  85. Anon[364] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Limbaugh, who shilled for free trade and big money, admits now that it’s the Democratic Party that is superrich and super-elite party.

  86. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:

    And the others were men of choler (as in the prophet of choler).

  87. @Mr. Anon

    “When it mostly happened to white people generally, it was called “The Knockout Game” or “Polar Bear Hunting”, and the New York Times insinuated that it was just an urban myth:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/nyregion/knockout-game-a-spreading-menace-or-a-myth.html

    But now that it has risen to being anti-semitism, attention must be paid.”

    I have made exactly this point in the past, right here on this very page. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the JYT (or any of the other l’chaimstream media) to stop with the double-standard.

  88. @Prester John

    No sh!t. That’s great for her mom and all, but maybe Mom should put that on HER Twitter profile and daughter can stick to what defines herself.

  89. Anon[272] • Disclaimer says:

    Natuinal Review did grey journalism to conservatives for decades: you the trad-con reader would get few argument-winning hatefacts/hatestats about the subject at hand. Concise, effective talking points from the conservative point-of-view were also kept from your eyes in several pages-long meandering articles in which youd learn little. Somnolent disinfo.

  90. @Hail

    Most chairs can be pushed back from the table.

  91. @duncsbaby

    I truly believe most of these attacks are not anti-Semitic. It’s Blacks lashing out at Whites.

    It’s possible this is just knockout game and this is one of those cases where a Jew is Jewish\white depending on what’s convenient for the narrative:

    — black attacking — Jew
    — Harvard enrollment stats — white
    — Nobel prizer winner — Jew

    However, my guess is Jack’s right here. These are “anti-Semitic in the narrow technical sense–aimed at Jews.

    What i think is going on isturf war.. The Hasidim with their big families, plus higher IQs and ability to save are buying properties and expanding at the expense of American and Caribbean blacks. The black counter is street violence–beating them up, trying to chase them out.

    But, that’s just my guess. The article not only withholds the race angle to the end to try and mislead, but it’s basically useless about reporting the real story. Someone from the city who knows … feel free to pipe up.

    ~~

    At root this is the same old, same old: Diversity creates conflict.

    And another argument for nationalism. In a properly ordered world these blacks would live in Africa–where they can do their usual tribal warfare–and the Jews in Israel–where they can scrap with the Arabs.

    But through the silliness of the white man, they both ended up here in the US, in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. And diversity creates conflict.

    • Replies: @Peterike
  92. So instead of reasonable border control, i get an invitation to engage to all comers to engage in child trafficing to win free US citizenship and intervention in the Venezuelan debacle.

    Yep, that’s why i voted for Trump. Winning!

  93. trelane says:

    Gray Journalism–yet another excellent Sapir-Whorf Sailerism but one anticipated by an old Unqualified Reservations blog post from 2009.

    Gray Journalism is definitely a “thing” and now we have a word for it.

  94. trelane says:

    Here’s an example of gray Journalism:

    “… there was no chastened soul-searching when the deceptions were exposed. And few entertain the possibility that the attention these allegations generate has created an incentive structure for prospective hoaxers.”

    Fifty syllables that conspire together to say absolutely nothing.

  95. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, the Armstrongite churches (remember Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong??) celebrate it as well, eschewing most “regular” Christian holidays. The Armstrongs are both dead but their wacky churches live on in other forms.

  96. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake

    Islam is a religion that appeals to people with a grievance towards the world at large or who feel they as a group have been singled out for harsh treatment or approbation. Blacks fit those descriptions.

    The rank and file Jews are in for some big trouble from the islamification of many of our inner cities, but the big Jews feel it’s worth it. We will see how this works out. Should be cause for popcorn and cigars.

  97. MBlanc46 says:

    Well, jeez, they do actually mention that the perps are “young men of color”.

  98. Peterike says:
    @AnotherDad

    “What i think is going on isturf war.. The Hasidim with their big families, plus higher IQs and ability to save are buying properties and expanding at the expense of American and Caribbean blacks”

    Many blacks in Crown Heights have Hasidic landlords. The relationship between the groups is contentious.

    Blacks don’t like paying rent. Hasidim don’t like spending money on fixing or maintaining their properties. You can figure out the conflicts that ensue.

    One thing they both share: a love of welfare scams.

  99. @Jack D

    Actually, the whole “fuel” thing makes the headline stupid as written either way. If this is some kind of rocket analogy, the anti-semitic incidents would be “boosts” in altitude, as the altitude is the value that is supposed to be minimized here.

    number of “hate crimes” :: altitude
    increase in number :: boost
    bad words or beatdowns with 2x4s :: fuel

    Geeze, I though analogies were on the SATs. Then, from Steve Sailer, I was told that NY Times writers are very well educated. Wouldn’t they have studied for the SATs at some point? This whole article is fueling a rise in stupidity.

  100. Hail says: • Website
    @Jack D

    If an ethnocultural misdirection is detected, who is doing it? What is the misdirectionist’s background? What might be the agenda of people with such backgrounds?

    Questions worth asking, or not? I say Yes.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  101. Jack D says:
    @Hail

    “Real” Jews, e.g. the Hasidim who are actually getting beaten up, would have no problem calling out the shvartzes who are doing it to them. Otterman, with her subcontinental husband and mongrel babies, is not really Jewish anymore, she has joined the pomo globohomo horde. That’s the group that’s your problem, not Jews. There are just as many WASPs, Indians, Asians, etc. as Jews in the pomo globohomo horde. If Otterman was an Episcopalian lesbian with a degree from Smith, or a Latino transexual with a degree in Grivenance Studies from Wellesley, she/they would have written the exact same article – all globohomos think alike.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  102. @Jack D

    “Real” Jews, e.g. the Hasidim who are actually getting beaten up, would have no problem calling out the shvartzes who are doing it to them.

    You can say that again. And again. And again. Because it’s so true.

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