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The Kenneth Bone Zone
A Petri Dish of Media Degeneracy Run Amok


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:55 AM

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This is Ken Bone.

Ken Bone is a 34 year old coal plant worker living in a steel town near St. Louis, in southern Illinois. He asked a question about energy policy at the second presidential debate last Sunday - specifically regarding the candidates' plans for coal power plants and retrofitting older, dirtier plants with new scrubbing technologies. It was a two part question inquiring about both the candidates energy policies and environmental policies.

Ken Bone wore a bright red sweater, and sported a very interesting moustache.

Within only a few hours, he was an internet meme. He became a media celebrity. He was apolitical, stating ad nauseum that he was truly undecided and would not be revealing his candiate choice. This is important, because it gives us a look into what the media does. It gives us an almost clinical look into how they create stories and drum up controversy.

The Honeymoon started off great.

Washington Post:

America needed a hero. Kenneth Bone answered the call.

Esquire:

Rather than make this man some meme to be twisted by the dark scum of the web, let's recognize him for being the one person not sucking our collective will to live.

He has no agenda. No one is marching him on stage as a political prop (yet). He's just a normal dude. He's not a Pepe meme or a Twitter egg or a Bernie Bro, he's just Ken Bone—somehow the one guy not spewing hate and divisive language this year. He's someone, something to finally feel good about.

CNN:

Today, the pundits will argue over who won the presidential debate. But we think we can safely deliver the verdict:

Ken Bone...

...Ken Bone -- he's no conformist. He's the person a divided America needs right now. The man who brought some levity to the ludicrous, some vim to counter the vitriol. The only thing that was making America great again.

Sports Illustrated Online:

Election hero Ken Bone likes politics, but also hockey

He was being interviewed by all sorts of journos, reporters, and personalities. He was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel. He had his own shirt made that you can buy online. Interacting with Ken Bone meant "entering the Bone Zone". Porn companies were giving him offers for webcam shows. Pretty soon he even had an Uber endorsement.

This honeymoon phase gives us a glimpse into how the media creates narratives. Ken Bone would have been a short lived meme anyway regardless of whether or not the media decided to fan the flames. Within only fourty-eight hours of the debate there were hundreds of 'articles', if you could call them that, talking about Kenneth Bone, American Hero. Most of these articles included some thinly veiled bitching about Donald Trump and his mean words and lying ways.

All these media whores, desperate for page views, hopped on the bandwagon and put the national spotlight on a regular Joe Six-Pack from southern Illinois. Of course, this wouldn't be the media we know and hate if they didn't try to destroy him in the process.

It started with an AMA over on Reddit. Unlike most pre-rehearsed, PR-manicured commercial AMAs, this was just a regular dude who used his regular reddit account. This ended up being a mistake. Here were some of the posts he's made with his account before the AMA:

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Worst of all was the post where he thinks the shooting of Trayvon Martin was justified:

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What followed was the aptly described 'media fuckery'.

Gizmodo:

Ken Bone Forgot to Delete His Reddit Porn Comments, Said Trayvon Martin Killing Was 'Justified'

CBS News:

The internet's calling out Ken Bone over his Reddit history

CNN Money:

Ken Bone's charm may now be a thing of the past.

The Daily Beast:

Ken Bone’s Disturbing Reddit History Shows He’s Not Nearly as Adorable as We Thought

Ken Bone was hailed as a symbol of all that is right and good in America after his debate question on Sunday. Now, however, a fuller picture of the guy in a red sweater is emerging.

Of particular interest was the fact that every news article claimed that the worst thing in his history was the fact that he thought George Zimmerman was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin. This, I may remind you (since we tend to forget these things in Clown World) was also the opinion of the grand jury that acquitted Zimmerman.

The Daily Beast:

Most damaging of all, he suggested the killing of Trayvon Martin was “legally justified”—however we should note that Bone did go on to add that George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the killing of the unarmed teenager on the basis of Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, was a “big ole s**t bird.”

Quartz:

He also suggested George Zimmerman was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin. ... Are these incredibly informed opinions? No, of course not. In fact, many of the comments I’ve seen so far are unequivocally offensive.

On Friday, five days after the debate ended, the New York Times, in its sophisticated serif headline font, eruditely concluded that "We May Be Leaving the Ken Bone Zone".

The New York Times:

This is an obituary for a fictional persona: Ken Bone, America’s Red-Breasted Hero.

This Ken Bone of our imaginations was born on Sunday, during a presidential debate, when the American public saw him and decided that he was more important than whatever those two nameless individuals running for president had to say...

Now the bell tolls for Mr. Bone.

This is a story told in headlines and quips, but its a story we all know very well. By now we all have it memorized. Man wears red sweater to debate, media decides to bruteforce a narrative down our throats of a good guy gone bad. While the Quartz article complained that his meme-dom reeked of the kind of mean-spirited attitude (in their words) jocks have when they 'adopt' a nerd for a day, the only people that used and abused poor old Ken was the media, desperate for page views and advertising dollars and willing to stoop as low as necessary to get them. They probably don't even realize they're doing it since by now its probably second nature to them.

Even when covering a light hearted story like this, the media manages to not only blow it way out of proportion, but also tries to destroy the people involved in the process. So the media does to Ken Bone, so it does to Donald Trump and countless others.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:07 AM

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I feel for Ken, though. I can't even think how embarrassing that must be. Imagine having to show up at work with everyone having read your thoughts on your favorite pregnant pornstars in the news. This only makes me hate these subhumans in the media more than ever. When they attack a strong man like Trump it's one thing, but to dox some random innocent and report on his internet perversions for all the nation to see is just inhumane. It's like torturing an animal or something.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:32 AM

Let's FACT CHECK this:

- Trayvon Martin is a criminal thug who assaulted an innocent man protecting his neighborhood, and was deservedly killed in self-defense in a manner that was morally and legally defensible, and which greatly improved the neighborhood.  A grand jury affirmed the legality of Trayvon's killing.  The evidence for these statements is so strong that only the most dishonest journalists could pretend to deny them.  FACT CHECK:  TRUE.

- Trayvon Martin is currently in hell, where demons are currently removing his eyes with corkscrews.  Fortunately, his eyes periodically grow back so they can be removed with corkscrews infinitely often.  He will remain in hell for eternity, though the severity of the punishments will continue to increase until they are commensurate with his awfulness.  FACT CHECK:  TRUE, BUT GOD HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE LIGHTNESS OF HIS SENTENCE.

- The evil media is condemning Ken Bone for saying that Trayvon's killing was legally justified because, in their inverted Satanic morality, it is morally wrong for a white (or an approximate white) to resist being murdered by a minority.  FACT CHECK:  FALSE.  THE MEDIA CANNOT COMPREHEND A CHAIN OF REASONING THAT LONG.  YOU FUCKIN RACIST.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:13 AM

Ken should just put an 'R' on the end of his surname and go full metal shitlord

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:09 AM

KILL JOURNALISTS

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:53 AM

Thanks for this summary. Lately, the news cycle has been so toxic that I just read mpcdot dot com for fair and balanced reporting. I wondered why this guy was being smeared... I see now that "it's for nothing" is the correct answer.

Ken Bone is a lesson we can all take to heart. Never participate in a media-orchestrated political event. Never talk to a reporter.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:54 AM

We're reaching e-celeb speeds that shouldn't be possible.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:34 AM

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Sounds like someone has taken the red krill.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:34 AM

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:38 AM

This time around, nobody's really jumping into the media narrative. The Gawker, er, excuse me, Gizmodo comments didn't have anyone agreeing with the writer (and that place is normally an echo chamber).

In other funny news I noticed the comments section at Gawker is entirely gone including the history... it was like a little community over there, and one that took a while to break into so your comments wouldn't be in the greys. All gone. :allears:

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:45 AM

This man is exactly what he was originally celebrated for being: an average American. All of his supposed internet hijinx were, all in all, pretty average, even if they did contain some amusing idiosyncrasies.

The media don't like average Americans. Not real ones. This man was fine so long as he stuck to his role as a cherubic red-sweatered eunuch, but once it was revealed that he was an actual man they went for him.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:58 AM

I'm convinced this whole Ken Bone saga, or at least a part of it, is a psy-op. Along with Bone, it looks like the people in charge of the debate gathered the most ridiculous collection of Americans to stuff the audience: Jew concerned about health care, coffee-colored negress, fat muslim bitch (possible Trump voter for sure!), slow-witted yet serious negro, and that one incredibly fat man with a toadlike neckpouch, etc.

We all know Trump wiped the floor with Hillary that night ( :trump: You'd be in jail), so that meant the vagina tape chronicles were neutralized. So then they force the Ken Bone meme. They're glad to have this jovial character who's supposedly middle-minded.

In his reddit and twitter comments, he's said he will not be revealing who he's voting for. Based on his occupation, it seems like he'd be a Trump voter; but I've heard he said he was leaning Trump but the debate now has him leaning Hillary.

How can I confirm that Ken Bone is a crypto-s**tlib? Look who he follows on twitter: he goes by the name @KenBone18.  Before the media, storm, the most Chad follow he made was THE CHIVE's twitter account; shitlibs would frown at that. That aside, he's basically a s**tlib acolyte: follows Patton Oswalt, Ariana Grande, and the Funny or Die Account. Since last time I've checked, he now also follows: John Oliver, (((Amy Schumer))),  (((Lena Dunham))), Emma Watson, Ellen Degenerate, Oprah, and Katy Perry.

The guy's a fag in his interests, but he's openly heterosexual and comments about hot chicks (reddit comments show he's in his early thirties: he had a son when he was 21 and his wife was 19) - so he still must be crucified.  

I'm glad he was dopey enough to do his AMA with his real personal account. The funniest thing to come of it that no one's mentioned so far is the advice he gave a female to male tranny. He advises the Frankenstein experiment to wear what he essentially ended up wearing to the debate.

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If this media haranguing doesn't swing him back to Trump and have him posting on MPC under the username ManipulatedByMediaKikesNowAHatepoaster, the guy's hopeless. They attack Trump for being a heterosexual in private, and not even Ken Bone is safe for the same "crime." Maybe he should have been funneling money to the middle east instead?  


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:32 AM

Spectre had a good tweet about this, but unfortunately he just ate another ban so the original is gone- he posted along the lines of "journalism now exists to police the public for crimethink and to reinforce the ruling order"

Naturally some beardblogger from lib.s**t rolls in:


Your complaints about a venal and predatory media are stupid, Drumpfkin, because you're just citing one specific instance where journalists need the rope. Oh, and it's not the "media," it's just some blog- never mind that the story will be picked up and rehashed by every other wing of the trickle-down media. Another example of Schrödinger's clickbait, where these fags can alternate between "lol we're just some fags with a blog" and "uhm we're theriouth journalithts" depending on who's doing the f**king.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:43 AM

View PostHyperion, on 15 October 2016 - 12:55 AM, said:

CBS News:

The internet's calling out Ken Bone over his Reddit history

This is one of the more annoying trends in media lately.  The media wants to push a narrative, but still at least pretend to care if we think they are, so they say s**t like "The internet is roasting Donald Trump after the debate!" or "Trump lied and Twitter isn't having it!"  See, we're not doing that, it's the internet!  We're just reporting on how they're tearing Trump apart!


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:32 AM

Heartiste, the poolside whore-monger, is far more correct than my fellow Christians about much, as the Ken Bone media fuckery reminds us.....

In a normal world, not this poz-guzzling clown world, Mr. Bone would be a normal guy, screwing his normal wife after listening to AC/DC with his neighbors and some beers out back near the shed. Now he's a thing, to be analyzed, built up, and destroyed.

f**k this clown world. May Trump gift us with the cleansing fire, (((media))) first.

No, not America First - do that second. (((Media))) First. Reign down the fire.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:45 AM

I spent several years in the dying industrial towns of southern Illinois last month, and I can personally attest that when it comes to fat and sad, Ken Bone isn't even in the 50th percentile for locals. Southern Illinois, with it's rusting, skeletal, shuttered, factories and bloated Wal-Marts (where taking the merchandise out of the cartons on the shelf, like changing out of your 6XL pajama pants, is too much effort) is surely among the ugliest, most hellish parts of America where whites are not the minority.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:40 AM

A lot of things have pissed me off this year, but few things have pissed me off as much as the media f****ts going after Ken Bone. What the f**k is wrong with these people?

Conclusion: Come the Day of the Rope, I call dibs on the staff of Gizmodo.

Edited by Cinco Jotas, 15 October 2016 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:46 AM

Poor Ken Bone.  On TV he came off as dull-witted and shallow, enough so that he could still be undecided and pliable one month before the election, even though he is a white man from the rust belt.  The media sees him as the ideal white man, of course, since he seems easily manipulated and about as dangerous as a hamster.  They push the narrative that he's some sort of average Joe hero since our ancient friends want us all to be as clueless and non-threatening as he is.

Then, oops!  Turns out he is a little creepy (the weird sweater and stache didn't give that away apparently) and dabbles in a tiny amount of wrongthink regarding young urban youths who committed no wrongs.  So destroy him.  Rinse and repeat with every person plucked from obscurity by the media to teach the rest of us lessons, whenever they turn out to not fit the mold the media had in mind.  In some ways just shitlording is safer, because the media will want to avoid focusing shitlords, as even our presence invalidates their narrative of inevitability.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:30 PM

The media has made itself very clear to all normal people: Stray from the narrative publically, and we'll try to wreck you. The elite despise normal, everyday people (as said by Hillary) because they aren't pozzed or aren't AS pozzed as they would like them to be in order to manipulate them, therefore, they must be destroyed in one way or another.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

Of course we can all assume who is going to have one of the best condensed takes on this matter:




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