This Isn’t the First Time the New York Times Covered Up Black-on-Jewish Violence in Crown Heights

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The New York Times is claiming that the Knockout Game, some of whose attacks targeted Jews in Crown Heights, is a myth. That’s not surprising because it’s not the first time that the New York Times covered up Black-on-Jewish violence in that neighborhood.

It did so in a much bigger way during the Dinkins/Sharpton Crown Heights Pogrom.

Is that a conspiracy theory? No, it’s an account from one of the more high profile figures at the New York Times. Here is Ari Goldman’s account of how the New York Times tried to cover up the Anti-Semitic violence.

“Two Deaths Ignite Racial Clash in Tense Brooklyn Neighborhood,” the Times headline said. And, worse, I read an opening paragraph, what journalists call a “lead,” that was simply untrue:

“Hasidim and blacks clashed in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn through the day and into the night yesterday.”

In all my reporting during the riots I never saw — or heard of — any violence by Jews against blacks. But the Times was dedicated to this version of events: blacks and Jews clashing amid racial tensions. To show Jewish culpability in the riots, the paper even ran a picture — laughable even at the time — of a chasidic man brandishing an open umbrella before a police officer in riot gear. The caption read: “A police officer scuffling with a Hasidic man yesterday on President Street.”

I was outraged but I held my tongue. I was a loyal Times employee and deferred to my editors. I figured that other reporters on the streets were witnessing parts of the story I was not seeing.

But then I reached my breaking point. On Aug. 21, as I stood in a group of chasidic men in front of the Lubavitch headquarters, a group of demonstrators were coming down Eastern Parkway. “Heil Hitler,” they chanted. “Death to the Jews.”

Police in riot gear stood nearby but did nothing.

Suddenly rocks and bottles started to fly toward us and a chasidic man just a few feet away from me was hit in the throat and fell to the ground. Some ran to help the injured man but most of us ran for cover. I ran for a payphone and, my hands shaking with rage, dialed my editor.

I spoke in a way that I never had before or since when talking to a boss. “You don’t know what’s happening here!” I yelled. “I am on the streets getting attacked. Someone next to me just got hit. I am writing memos and what comes out in the paper? ‘Hasidim and blacks clashed’? That’s not what is happening here. Jews are being attacked! You’ve got this story all wrong. All wrong.”

I didn’t blame the “rewrite” reporter. I blamed the editors. It was clear that they had settled on a “frame” for the story.

It’s the frame that is always there. It was there then. It’s still there now.

  • antioli

    Does he NYTs cover up the crimes because they think racial assaults are part of Black Culture. Would it be racist to criticize Black culture in the minds of the editors?

  • Pkorman

    I look forward to the day when multiple NY Times editors fall victim to the violence and criminal behavior they deny exists. This is otherwise known as “social justice.”

    • tickletik

      I look forward to the day when garbage like that is no longer taken seriously by anybody. When men realize that sniveling cowards have no business being listened to.

      • Tom

        I look forward to the day that the WTC nuking, JFK murdering, market manipulating, blood drinking devil Jews are purged from society forever.

        • tickletik

          I’ll bet you look forward to that even if we didn’t nuke the WTC, murder JFK, manipulate the market, and drink blood.

          You know why I respect the Muslims more than you Tom? Because when they speak their lies, they don’t pretend that their lies make much of a difference to them. In that way, they are a little more honest.

        • Lea


  • DeShawn

    This is just another jewish lie. The Zionist media didn’t start covering the knock out game until recently, when it was JEWS who were being targeted. Now I condemn the black youth doing this, but you jews gotta ask yourselves WHY black youth are angry at you. The answer is that they and everyone else are waking up to your crime and mischeif.

    • A Z

      I have been to a very large mosque and to the Wailing Wall. Both times people got excited.

      At the Wall my head was not covered. The worshipers pointed to a stand full of “caps” for tourists or the absent minded. Although I do not speak Hebrew, I got the point. I put the cap on and the worshipers turned around and went back to their business.

      The mosque was another matter.

      I would rather be around Jews than Muslims.

      Maye you should wake up Deshawn.

      • notalibfool

        He needs to realize just how frightening and illogical his hatred is.

        • UCSPanther

          For someone rooted in that manner of thinking, it is pretty hard to get out of it.

      • DeShawn

        I don’t agree with Muslims on everything, but two wrongs dont’ make a right. And the jews are a MUCH bigger threat. In fact jews scape goat the Muslims to distract attention for the crimes that they’re committing. All the stuff is in the Talmud, sir. Maybe you should read it and wake up yourself.

        • Silver Garcia

          This is typical of the Jew hate on precious metals websites SGTreport/Chris Duane is a vicious Jew hater while having the voice of a girl.

          These sites are all monitored and censure comments. Rense is a coward with a member smaller than the one belonging to David Duke.

        • Aurelius

          The Talmud is rabbi-derived commentary. It is not the Torah, ie sacred text.

        • A Z

          I find it very hard to believe that many black radicals read rense and stand shoulder to shoulder with his white readers.

          I am not sure but I have reason to believe you might be white. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but you if you are white then you have been misrepresenting yourself. ’nuff said.

        • DDay

          Deshawn, misrepresentation of the Talmud is the oldest trick in the anti-Semite’s playbook. There is nothing in any form of the Talmud that matches your novice descriptions of it. But if you want to witness writings of hate and bigotry, I recco.end the book of DeShawn. It is a collection of the most ignorant comments ever compiled by an internet tough guy.

    • notalibfool

      DeShawn, assuming this big Jewish problem of which you speak is real, what do you propose as a solution?

      Do you want them banned from certain professions? Would you require them to wear an identifying symbol on their clothing? What about restricting their mobility, such as requiring them to live in specifically designated areas? Or is there a more ominous possibility that you have in mind?

      • UCSPanther

        Knowing the typical antisemite, they want a complete and utter genocide.

      • DeShawn

        Sir, I am a pacifist, so I don’t want to hurt anyone. What I WANT to do is expose the jewish surpemacists who are ruining our society and who control the media, finance, and government. I want the US to have a bright future, but that can ONLY happen when we stop the jewish criminals who are destroying the country.

        • UCSPanther

          That’s what a lot of Jew haters said back in the 1920s…

        • Silver Garcia

          This is typical of the views in the comments sections of

        • Gee

          The only supremacists are Leftists, Blacks and Muslims. And they do control the US media and US government.

          The only way America with have a bright future is when those criminals are in jail and not ruining the country

        • ziggy zoggy

          De Fuhrer,

          Hm. Dem Joos control the media, finance and government. You must be referring to the non Fox networks, Morgan Sachs/Obamaburo and Barack Hussein Obama herself. Yeah. Right. All big Jew lovers.

    • iluvisrael

      You aren’t fit to shine a Jew’s shoes.

      • retired

        DeShawn does not know what shoes are.
        You want to reach him say sneakers.

        • DeShawn

          Wow, a racist jew. What a surprise.

          • UCSPanther

            Wow, an arrogrant and crazy nutjob. What a surprise.

      • DeShawn

        Man, I would sooner curse the wind than bend down to serve a jew. We’re not your slaves anymore.

        • Silver Garcia

          You are not fit to remove the mud from a Zionists’s boot!

        • Doger Trader

          no, but u personally maintained a soul of one.

        • Gee

          Considering that we were the first to outlaw slavery thousands of years ago, that is real moronic

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It’s not just Jews being targeted.

      Statistics show a disproportionate amount of black on white violence.

      • scarfolk

        The non-Jews who are victims are thought to be Jews by their attackers. Let’s get real. This is all about Jew hatred

      • DeShawn

        So you admit jews aren’t white. Yes, white folks are being targeted too, but my POINT was that you didn’t hear the controlled media say ANYTHING until the jews started whining.

        • Aurelius

          Ashkenazi Jews are white. Sometimes the term “white” is simply used as an offhand distinction between Jews and non-Jews.

        • tagalog

          How, in that post, do you get that he says Jews aren’t white?

          If anything, the implications of his remark are that Jews ARE white.

          And why would that even be an issue?

    • tickletik

      You fool! Do you think the Nazis or the Communists give a rats ass about you? You are meat for their grinder! What do you think happens when the dollar finally collapses under the rule of a black president? Whose blood do you think is going to be running in the streets AFTER they finish with the Jews?

    • UCSPanther

      A picture of Shawny near a synagogue.

    • Doger Trader

      same old equation :”i condem….but…you should ask yourself why…?”
      blacks r furious about the jews. a hunted minority which is doing well. what those it is saying on black community?

    • DDay

      Nah DeShawn, it’s just that inner city black boys are morons. You shvi’s will eventually end up regreting picking this fight.

    • Simon


      You neos always assume all Jews are this highly monolithic, highly religious, completely unified group of people with a common agenda. Yeah, we’re all a pack of lefties too.

      The fact is most Jews are not religious at all.

      Are Jews white? Yes, neo, that do seem to be the case…

      • Jenny

        Wow, thanks for that link! I had not seen that before. Kind of knocks the wind out of the neos who love to paint Jews with the “alien” brush.

    • Habbgun

      This has been around for a while Deshawn. This only seems to you that it is a Jewish issue because in NYC the knockout game only adds another enemy besides whitey. Why don’t you tell us how the people at the Iowa fair who were attacked deserved it. I also think someone should pay for the travesty of Obamacare, the thieving stimulus bailouts and the IRS attacks on T-Partiers…I see a black president……hmmmmmm……

    • Drakken

      Still running your suck Kafir? Don’t you have a beat whitey thing going?

  • ColinFlaherty

    WOW! great story.

  • retired

    Hey Dan, this is small change!
    Seventy years ago they did all they could to run interference for FDR by suppressing information about the Holocaust in Europe. Roosevelt never lifted a finger to help the European Jews because he was insulated from political pressure by newspapers like the NY Times! Millions died & the Times didn’t care.

    • Daniel Greenfield


    • Tom

      The entire Holocaust is a lie and you are an idiot. It all happened in Russia, but Stalin was our ally, so we blamed the loser of the war, Hitler. And it was Khazers and Gypsies. Not “Jewish People,” although many non-Jews posing as Jews were killed.

      • Lea

        muslim you are

  • UCSPanther

    Too bad none of the residents of Crown Heights shot back during the riots of ’91 like those Korean merchants did down in LA during the Rodney King riots…

    • Daniel Greenfield

      NYC has rather different gun laws than Cali. Unfortunately.

      • UCSPanther

        Which is a real shame.

      • ziggy zoggy

        Those Koreans broke CA law, but you’re still right. And good on them Koreans.

  • tracy

    How do they get away with this in a large popular newspaper?

    • Aurelius

      They can print almost anything they want. What should be remembered is that objective journalism is now as rare as fine gold. They quite simply have their own political views and write stories that reinforce those views then pass that on to the public.

      These dishonest rats, typically assuming the form of editors, should be called out on their lies and omissions at every opportunity.

    • ziggy zoggy

      How does the NYT get away with it? Because it is a ridiculously unpopular newspaper that very few people read. Not that any primitive newspaper has a large readership in the Information Age.

      The NYT is predictably leftWing in the extreme. That is the only reason other lefty scum cite it as Gospel.

      • Joe the Plumber

        “The New York Times overtook USA Today for second place with a circulation of 1,865,318, a 17.6 percent rise from a year ago. USA Today’s circulation was down 7.9 percent, dropping to 1,674,306. The Los Angeles Times and New York Daily News followed in fourth and fifth places.” From an audit/survey of 593 US newspapers.

  • Race_Dissident

    Blacks must insulated at all cost. They are the most reliably Leftist demographic in the US, and serve as the linchpin–double entendre intended–of the victimology movement. According to the Leftist establishment, blacks simply cannot be analyzed and scrutinized like other demographics. Heck, they cannot even be noticed unless they are doing something praiseworthy. The resulting picture of black America is thus the most terribly distorted caricature imaginable.

    • Drakken

      The bread and circuses will only last for so long before the lions have to be fed. The narrative is no longer being followed and as the US public is becoming more aware that they have been constantly lied too, the anger and backlash will be epic.

  • Randy CA

    I remember NPR reporting the same thing at the time — Jews and blacks attacking each other. It’s the left’s idea of fair and balanced.

  • Altoidian

    It’s so funny. I’ll bet that at least 25% of the NYt circulation goes to Jewish homes. Let us not forget how insidiously Democrat the Jews of NY are. Sharpton? A vicious thugs of a Democrat! Jews voted overwhemingly for Clinton and Øbama! Two people who would gladly gas every one of them! Want the NYT to start being less antisimetic? Quit buying the God damned paper! Quit voting Democrat! Stand up- be a real people instead of fucking sheep!

  • Anila Abhay

    This knock out game is not new. As knock out game grows, author was ahead of the news.