WNYC – Brian Lehrer Show

Is the News Media Over-Hyping “The Knockout Game?”

November 21, 2013. … “The Knockout Game” is a phenomenon where teens assault strangers by trying to knock them out with one punch. Is this a new trend? Is the media making it worse? Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY assesses the patterns behind this story and how it’s being addressed by the media.