The claim comes from a study by the World Health Organization, which Limbaugh mocks for a moment ("the U.N., and they're never wrong, right?") before remembering he's agreeing with them. Well, your first instinct was right, Rush: This flood of panic hilariously came from a single editing error in the WHO report everyone jumped on, reminding us of the importance of proofreading your studies and double-checking the shit you spout on the radio.
There Was No Such Thing as the "Knockout Game" (Until the Media Invented It)
It turns out that everything we learned from The Warriors was true, because according to CNN, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Fox, and more, roaming gangs of teenage kids are mindlessly punching strangers that they pass on the streets, all part of something called "the knockout game."
"BREAKING NEWS: Violence exists in this world. See all of recorded history for more details as it unfolds."
According to CNN, this is totally a nationwide thing ... even though they can't name more than five times it happened in the last two years and police have no evidence of it being a deliberate game. The Daily News mentions that the kids are then posting the videos online -- no, you buttheads, those are security videos. You're posting them online.
So, to recap, some bored news editor collects clips of unrelated acts of violence and turns them into a game that doesn't exist -- at least until they fucking plaster the news with the idea. Yeah, thanks for that.