Matt Drudge Using Urban Beach Weekend to Stoke Racial Flames

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The Drudge Report still reigns supreme as an influential aggregator of right wing-leaning news and is run by the increasingly reclusive Matt Drudge out of his home that, as of last report, is somewhere in an undisclosed portion of Miami. Unsurprisingly, he's decided to blow up the incidents on Miami Beach this weekend surrounding "Urban Beach Weekend" to the top of his highly trafficked site and linked them to other stories involving "black," "urban" and "gang" violence. Yeah, it's kinda racist.

Here's a screenshot of Drudge's site right now (click for a larger view):

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​That top link which calls Miami a "war zone," by the way, links to a post on Herald's Gay South Florida blog that features Herb Sosa's now infamous over-reactionary response to the police shootings in Miami Beach this weekend. The "I was scared for my life" quote comes from a CBS Miami story. The girl who gave the quote was the sister of an innocent bystander shot by a police officer, and not, as Drudge might lead you to believe, by a random scary black person.

"Since young people in large groups often make poor decisions, particularly when they've been drinking, holiday weekends often result in an elevated number of white people being arrested for criminal behavior and a proportionally smaller, but still elevated, number of black people being arrested for criminal behavior," writes John Cook over at Gawker. "But since the president of the United States is a black man, and since black voters tend to align with his party, it is to the advantage of the Republican Party and its allies to inculcate fear and apprehension about people who look like him. Hence the top stories on the Drudge Report today."

More mainstream news sources notoriously look to Drudge for story ideas, and it will be interesting to see how the coverage of the incident in Miami Beach plays in the rest of the media now that Drudge has linked it to other racially charged stories.

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Steve Bensen
Steve Bensen

Since when is it racist to notice gangs of people attacking, robbing, threatening innocent people out for a nice weekend at the beach? I will tell what is racist: black mobs attacking innocent white beach goers. Yep, pretty racist. But it isn't Breitbart being racist: it is the black mob.

They should be attacking Obama and ask democrats where the jobs are. They are the ones who have created the recession and Inflation and high energy prices. The democrats have been writting the budgets since 2007. They inherited nothing from Bush. Politicians who say, "inherited from Bush" are outing themselves as liars.

Jeff Bevis
Jeff Bevis

Strange, when I saw this headline on Drudge, "race" of the parties involved did not appear to be a factor of importance.  Granted, I didn't read all the linked articles, but it seems the author (Kyle) is looking for a race-issue where one doesn't actually exist.  The argument about "how you present the facts" is ineffective here;  I read the presentation and didn't come away thinking "black" or "white", just "gangs" -- and there are endless race-differentiated gangs out there.

Hired Mind
Hired Mind

Hmm, who injected race into this?  Yep, Kyle Munzenrieder.  Who, apparently, has a different standard of behavior for whites than for blacks?  That's right! Kyle Munzenrieder.  So, who's the racist here?   Oh, right again!

The Kingfish
The Kingfish

High-riding drawers and listening to auto-tuned vocals are not black traditions.

Urban Beach Week and the culture associated with it is absolutely ridiculous.

White wimmins!
White wimmins!

What are the "progressives" going to do when no one trembles anymore at the thought of being called a "racist"? It is their only weapon! Wake up to reality. Reality is racist. Nature itself is completely racist from top to bottom. Absolutely everything about animal life on Earth is "racist". Face the cold hard facts of life, you fact-denying, evolution-denying "progressive" faith-based religious fanatics! 

White wimmins!
White wimmins!

Let's look at some stats in Atlanta Georgia and compare them toPortland Oregon.

According to city-data.com Atlanta's population is 540,921.Atlanta had 110 murders in 2006.

http://atlanta.areaconnect.com...

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Now let's check out Portland, OR with a population of 566,141.Portland had 20 murders in 2006.

Portland crime stats for 2006:

http://www.areaconnect.com/cri...

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Portland = 76% white, only about 7% black

Atlanta = 31% white, 61% black.

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How about New York City?

http://projects.nytimes.com/cr...

New York Times - New York City Interactive Homicide Map:

Blacks = 60% of the killers, 60% of the victims

Whites = 7% of the killers, 8% of the victims

Blacks = 26% of NYC population

Whites = 35% of NYC population

So what do we surmise with these stats?

Answer: More black people equals more murders.

What about the white liberal "progressive" paradise of Seattle (only 8% black in total)?

Logically, black males make up only 3% of Seattle. Guess what! Over half of all murders in Seattle are committed black males (14 of the 28 in 2008, 12 of the 21 in 2009, & 7 of the 17 in 2010--most of the other homicides in Seattle that were committed by non-blacks in those years were committed by latinos and asians). See the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's annual year-end homicide tally articles for in-depth articles about every homicide in super-liberal Seattle.

Perhaps you should check out the Los Angeles Homicide Blog once in a while, it is quite an eye-opener, they report the race of victims and also the killers whenever possible!http://projects.latimes.com/ho...

According to the US Department of Justice and the FBI, approximately 5,000 to 8,000 black people are murdered in the USA every year, and at least 94% of their murderers are also black.http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius20...

Murders in the USA in 2009

White murderers = 5,286 (33.5% of the murderers in the USA in 2009)

Black murderers = 5,890 (37.4% of the murderers in the USA in 2009)

Now I know most of you naive liberals probably think the USA is something like 50% white and 50% black, because that is what you see portrayed on tv shows and advertisements, but the reality is that the USA is about 75% white and only about 13% black.

This means that blacks commit murder at a rate of about 5 to 7 times the rate that whites commit murder, depending on the year.

Wake up to reality you naive liberals! 

TRUTH
TRUTH

RACIST?????? IT IS ,WHAT IS ..NUMBERS DO NOT LIE...........YOUR WHITE APOLOGIST,NOTEVEN WORKING CLASS BLACKS WOULD SAY THINGS THAT YOU ARE..THIS HIP HOP CULTURE DEGRADATES SOCIETY ALL OF IT

Greying Wanderer
Greying Wanderer

The media have been covering up the racial aspects of crime for decades. It's about time a little bit of truth came out even if it is too late for so many victims.

Mn_mark
Mn_mark

I love that so many white people are beginning to wake up to the situation in this country...it really panics the white progressives too.  They don't want anyone to notice what is happening.

The problem for them is that whites are becoming overwhelmingly united under the Republican political banner.  As time passes, the country will divide politically between the Republicans, who will be overwhelmingly white, and the Democrats, which will be mainly non-white with a thin crust of deluded white progressives.  The white population as a whole will be 80 or 90% Republican, and the Democrats will be 80 or 90% non-white.  That crusty little remnant of suicidally idealistic left-wing whites will find themselves playing the "useful idiots" for the non-white population, much like the white left-wingers in (I think) the Netherlands who successfully pushed to let illegal muslim immigrants vote, and then, when their party was taken over by these now-voting illegal muslim immigrants, found that the muslims no longer needed them.  The white left-wingers basically ended up with no party for themselves.  That's where it's headed here.

Blacks are disrespectful
Blacks are disrespectful

The black thugs and gangsters have no respect.

The fat females are as bad as the boys showing their underwear. Are they gay? Advertising?

Hepster
Hepster

If white "youths" had been doing anything remotely similar, you'd be all over the racial angle. This is why no one trusts the press, "alternative" or otherwise, anymore. You're immobilized by fear of being called the "R" word. Being uptight about race is the New Victorianism, and you are prime examples.

Find The Cost of Freedom...
Find The Cost of Freedom...

I'm not uptight about being called a racist because it doesn't mean anything anymore...!! It's been so overused by the obama/holder administration, al sharptongue, louie farraconman and all the rest of the bruthas out there that it has lost any sense of shame for many!!  Fuck that shit, call me a racist all day long, I don't care...

Mn_mark
Mn_mark

I totally agree.  I don't care if people call me a racist anymore either.  You can only ignore facts for so long.

What are the progressives going to do when no one trembles anymore at the thought of being called a racist?  It's their only weapon!

Guest
Guest

I mean seriously why do we need an "Urban" anything.. Can't you just have a Memorial day party??  You cast race on things when you classify the weekend at all.

bn florida
bn florida

This is true!!!!!! We should have white bike week,and tell them animals to stay home

Jesse Pupparo
Jesse Pupparo

This seems like more of an attempt by new times to stoke racial flames more then anything.Their paper is garbage so they're trying to cash in on racial hatred and create division within our beautify diverse community. New Times editors a such no talent low class scumbags, but they do make great toilet paper for my girlfriends dog. DON'T like this comment if you agree with me, just stop reading this garbage.

Ban the thugs
Ban the thugs

Too many black thugs. They are pigs. If I see another lowlife with his pants hanging down around his knees and his dirty boxers showing I will scream.

Anyone see the videos of the cops shooting the criminal in the car? Anyone notice all the thugs scattering like roaches as they tugged on their pants to keep from tripping? Idiots.

Miami Beach had potential, now it is a cesspool.

Today
Today

I am glad someone is reporting this huge issue thank you drudge I live in Detroit and I see what happens when everyone just lets it happen with no accountability 

Find The Cost of Freedom...
Find The Cost of Freedom...

Too bad Matt Drudge is one of the few news outlets who tells it like it is and doesn't "whitewash" like the leftist Miami NewTimes... It's not racist to print the truth, Kyle Munzenrieder, stop shilling for the politically correct(I'll decide which laws to enforce) Obama/Holder regime...!! Our country is headed for some hard times up ahead, there will be choices to be made, who will Find the Cost of Freedom and who will fall by the wayside...

Guest
Guest

The same traps we are falling into with our sentiments and pity for ILLEGALS who live here.  Feeling sorry for everyone and not enforcing our laws will bring this country to its knees by the hands of the corrupt and immoral.  Last I checked shooting at police and entering into the country without a visa was ILLEGAL not something to rationalize as the pinkos at the Herald and New Times do.

Find The Cost of Freedom...
Find The Cost of Freedom...

Political correctness has totally fucked our country up!! Too many lamestream media outlets(msnbc, CNN, CBS, ABC, Miami Herald, Miami NewTimes, etc) shill for the liberal left, who are the ones that are behind organizations like the ACLU, etc that have set the United States backwards in terms of progress. The left revises history to the point where kids coming up in schools today don't know any real historical facts behind the founding principles of our forefathers. The generations coming up today only know about hip-hop, their sports heros, what's the hippest show on TV, etc. They have no morals, no courage to be individuals, no sense of being or their destiny, they just want to take, take, take...Nobody gives back anymore, just selfish, egotistical, wannabes! It makes you want to scream...

RedMilitant
RedMilitant

Stop trying to sell your failed "sky is falling" book.  The only thing falling is fascism and capitalism, which go hand in hand.  Nothing you say or do will change what is coming.

Find The Cost of Freedom...
Find The Cost of Freedom...

The only one falling will be you when that "bullet for freedom" hits you square between your eyes...

muslimteaparty
muslimteaparty

Fact: Urban weekend in Miami Beach is Disgusting.

Fact: WMC and Spring Break season are just as disgusting as Urban weekend.

Fact: South Florida relies on young drunkards who stupidly spend their money, use drugs, carry guns, and assault/rape women.

Fact: The rambunctiousness of Miami and South Florida is not a Blacks-Only problem.

www.muslimteaparty.com

Marciageorge25
Marciageorge25

The police shooting was the only negative incident that I heard about. In fact considering the large number of people on the beach during “Urban Weekend” over the years it is relatively free of any bad incidents. These folks are tourists just like anyone other people coming to South Beach to enjoy themselves. They spend their money at the hotels, restaurants, vehicle rental, clubs, stores, etc. just like everyone else. The hysteria and negative attitude about large groups of black people in the same place at the same time is uncalled for and really shameful. Anytime large numbers of people get together to have a good time there is a possibility that some people might get out of hand, irrespective of race. Prejudice is ignorance at its worst. The people writing these racists comments have yet to fully evolve.

Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson

Crime statistics don't lie...do cold hard numbers have to "evolve" too?

Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson

I think the worst thing to ever happen to the black community is the cell phone video and the internet. Media can no longer whitewash the truth. How about this nugget from the Justice Department website: in 2005 over 35,000 white women were raped by black men. 0 (zero) black women were raped by white men. Yet even fake "white on black" rape reports become huge national stories (think Duke Lacrosse). The content of their character...OK, I'll use that...still aint so hot.

Faheem Amir
Faheem Amir

Your an Idiot.. if Black men were raping on average 95 white women a day... surely that would make the news. LOL its almost laughable when you think about it. Thats almost 4 white women getting rapped every hour for a year! Really. The mathdont add up Chad...

RedMilitant
RedMilitant

35,000?  0?  How about a link you moron fascist.  Obviously that is not true....

RedMilitant
RedMilitant

I've been battling the drudgebots on these stories' comments board all day.  They are shaking in their nazi boots over talk of the People's coming Revolution.  We will not be divided by race, religion, or capitalist political partys anymore.  We are educated, just as our sisters and brothers in North Africa and the Middle East.  Our time is now, capitalism has failed.  RISE UP!

bn florida
bn florida

Why dont you just clean your neighborhood and stop selling drugs!!!!!! The facts hurt,i am not a racist but come on. Look at our city!  Y0u people are like cancer in our country,drugs,drugs drugs look at the facts

dcbeall
dcbeall

What a nice little communist you are. :)

Hepster
Hepster

FALL DOWN! Your "educated" brothers and sisters are all retarded, and it's behavior like this that's waking up white people. Thanks.

Doc
Doc

Please educate yourself better before posting. The Ba'ath party which controls many of the Arab countries (Syria, Iraq, Egypt) is a Marxist party. Most of the Arab world economies are Marxist. It is this and the inherent lack of economic opportunity in these Marxist economies that the people are rebelling against.

RedMilitant
RedMilitant

Please educate yourself.  State capitalist dictators are not Marxists.  These dictators you speak of do business with all of your prized capitalist bosses.  You are a slave and you don't even know it.  You want to see Marxist?  Sit tight and pay attention to the coming insurrection, it has already began.

Highinthesky8901
Highinthesky8901

Yeah Red, sit back and watch the Marxists murder tens of millions of innocent people like they've done in the past. They have quite the track record. I guess in your utopia, people that don't share your views, don't deserve any consideration.

Today
Today

you sound like you live in detroit

mend8
mend8

Today and Red Militant should go blow each other....in Detroit preferably.

Unknown
Unknown

When the gay pride people think things are getting out of hand things are getting out of hand.

Guest
Guest

Republican or Democrat...the media attention to the free for all known as Urban Beach Weekend may bring the change that South Florida needs.  You all at the New Times hold criminals and homeless on a pedestal.  Get real, our streets are littered with filth, human filth. I'm glad Drudge is calling this out, Miami is growing more and more disgusting by the day.  We can't be scared to call it like we see it anymore!

Mistrwrong
Mistrwrong

Who cares about race?  It's an event that sucks for the community so don't have it anymore.

Jhonny Seafood
Jhonny Seafood

no matter how you put it the city of miami beach during memorial day weekend is under seige!  Its not a race thing, whenever you get twentysomethings together in large groups where booze and drugs are involved the shit will definitely hit the fan at some point.  This urban beach weekend should move up to palm beach and let the rich people deal with the riff raff that comes to our city and displaces the residents and tarnishes our city.

Highinthesky8901
Highinthesky8901

Bullshit, spring breaks come and go every year without this kind of unbridled violence.

Markwoodhull
Markwoodhull

The facts speak for themselves. This will be the last "Urban Beach Weekend" Miami will host. Apparently Memorial Day to many vacationing Blacks is also known as "Shoot'n'Loot Day" across the nation. It wasn't just Miami who had problems this past weekend.  

Kyle Münzenrieder
Kyle Münzenrieder

Are there any documented cases of "vacationing Blacks" actually shooting or looting on Miami Beach this weekend? It's not even been established the the man police killed had a gun on him. 

Today
Today

typical liberals excuses and same attitude that destroyed detroit

Flavia
Flavia

Facts are so racist. 

Kyle Münzenrieder
Kyle Münzenrieder

No, but they way you selectively present them can be. 

Hepster
Hepster

Writers should be able to spell the word "the," shouldn't they?

joeg2
joeg2

The media bends over backwards to keep whites from noticing the out of control black on white crime rate. Did you know there is more black on white violent crime than black on black? Whites would be much better off if blacks were quarantined away.

Ber
Ber

Please let me remind you of the multi-billion dollar white-collar crimes that whites commit against every investor in the world; black on white crimes pale in comparison.

Izetta14
Izetta14

Another individual giving voice to his/her biases: where whites are crime victims,  roughly 65% of the perps are white; 10-13% are blacks.  Roughly, the demographic proportion of the US populace.

Love that that Matt Stone/Trey Parker insert in Moore's "Bowling for Columbine"  whites shiver in fear over a black menace from a group that they pretty much cowed/intimidated in most of the US from the 17th century onward to the mid-fifties, early sixties of the 20th . 

 A classic case of projection, perhaps?

Or, more likely, a concerted effort to use something, anything to keep the present administration from being returned to office in 2012.

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