Brad Wilmouth complains in a Dec. 26 Media Research Center item:
On Monday's All In with Chris Hayes, host Hayes for a second time griped over Fox News giving attention to reports of primarily black teens playing a "knockout game" in which they target white victims for violence, suggesting that the game does not really exist.
As he awarded his choice for the "over-covered" and "under-covered" news stories for the year, Hayes began: "Over-covered is the Fox News/Drudge obsession with the so-called 'Knockout Game,' which this is a flavor of what that, and this has been on Fox all the time."
After playing several clips from various FNC shows, the MSNBC host added: "You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext, or not even subtext, text of that."
Wilmouth also huffed that Hayes "tried to discredit the existence of the 'Knockout Game'" ... by citing the New York City police chief.
At no point, however, does Wilmouth bother to prove Hayes wrong. Colin Flaherty's race-baiting aside, there is no evidence that the "knockout game" exists as a growing trend.
If Wilmouth couldn't prove Hayes wrong, what was the point of his attacking Hayes for reporting something that was apparently true?
Still, Wilmouth doubled down in a Dec. 31 post in which he complained that "MSNBC contributor Joy Reid asserted that the 'Knockout Game' was the 'most overrated story of the year,' as she complained that conservatives 'went absolutely ballistic' and 'wanted[ed] to stoke issues of race.'" Again, Wilmouth can't be bothered to disprove the claim -- he's simply upset the truth was told.