POW! Mitt Romney Lands A Perfect Punch When Asked How He’ll Fight Champ Evander Holyfield

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As you watch this video in which former GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney is asked about his upcoming charity boxing match with Evander Holyfield, remember an infamous moment from a 2012 debate pitting Romney vs. Obama.

Many consider that moment to have been a turning point in the face-off between the two men — a contentious debate moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. As The Washington Free Beacon reminds us:

“[Crowley] interjected that President Obama ‘did in fact’ call the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi an act of terrorism. Obama crowed, ‘Can you say that a little louder, Candy?’ as some people in the audience applauded.”

After the damage had been done to Romney’s position, Crowley later conceded the former governor was essentially correct in claiming that Obama and his administration team had falsely blamed the attack on a YouTube video that sparked a spontaneous demonstration.

So, when Fox News’ Neil Cavuto asked Romney about the scheduled charity fight with the former heavyweight champ, Mitt’s response was classic. You can see the exchange by clicking on the video above.

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Buried By Cable Competition, MSNBC Reportedly Ready To Shake Up ‘Death Wish’ Programming

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Facing sharply declining ratings and a failed program lineup described by one well-placed insider as “a death wish,” MSNBC is reportedly poised to make some of the most sweeping changes to its schedule in the near-20-year history of the network.

Politico has just published a lengthy and detailed piece by Dylan Byers that paints a grim picture for the cable net so long seen as a reliable home for, and staunch supporter of, far-left politics, policies, programs, and personalities.

Year-to-date, MSNBC’s daytime viewership is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25-to-54-year-old demographic, putting it in fourth place behind Fox News, CNN and CNN’s sister network HLN.

Its prime-time ratings are down 24 percent and 42 percent, respectively.

Those are the kinds of edge-of-oblivion numbers that demand drastic action, which is exactly what MSNBC brass are reportedly about to take.

Earlier this week, Western Journalism featured a post in which noted Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik trashed the network as “unwatchable” and an “embarrassment.”

“Even if you were an ideologue, you can’t watch that channel anymore,” Zurawik told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz.

Breitbart reported that the latest weekly ratings for cable show Fox News Channel continuing to dominate the cable space:

“Fox News pulled 1.86 million primetime viewers compared to MSNBC’s 568,000 and CNN’s 476,000. You read that right: Fox New viewers nearly doubled its combined left-wing competition.”

The Politico piece on the expected radical reshaping of MSNBC’s program lineup says that sources concede virtually all options are on the table.

With a few exceptions — notably “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe” — every program is at risk of being moved or canceled, those sources said. “All In with Chris Hayes,” a ratings suck that currently occupies the 8 p.m. time slot, will almost certainly be replaced.

Network execs are also considering moving some weekday shows, like “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton’ to weekends.

For television industry veterans (such as myself), a move to weekends is pretty much a benevolent way of letting a show sink mercifully into the sunset.

MSNBC’s ever-leftward direction — which shifted into high gear with Keith Olbermann’s raving rants against the Bush administration — will apparently see a major course correction.

The network’s focus instead will reportedly be on creating “more news-driven programming, with more involvement from NBC News talent.”

There’s no word yet on when the big moves will start for MSNBC, which has already axed two poorly performing shows of lesser note, featuring Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid.

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CNN’s ‘Butch Lesbian’ Sally Kohn Publicly Hopes Her Daughter Becomes Gay

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According to a Washington Post editorial she wrote recently, CNN contributor Sally Kohn — who refers to herself as a “butch lesbian” — explained that exposing her homosexuality to her 6-year-old daughter is not enough.

“I’m gay,” she asserted, “and I want my kid to be gay, too.”

She went on to explain her predilection by comparing her sexual proclivity to any trait a parent might want to pass down to their offspring.

“More often than not,” she wrote, “we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations. If we went to college, we want our kids to go to college. If we like sports, we want our kids to like sports. If we vote Democrat, of course we want our kids to vote Democrat.”

As it stands, however, Kohn lamented the fact that the girl she is raising with her partner, Sarah Hansen, is not exhibiting same-sex attraction.

“Time will tell,” she explained, “it doesn’t look like my 6-year-old daughter is gay. In fact, she’s boy crazy. It seems early to me, but I’m trying to be supportive.”

She acknowledged that another parent at her daughter’s school pointed out an unpleasant truth in relation to the girl’s infatuation with a particular boy.

“Bet it wouldn’t bother you so much if her crush was on a girl,” Kohn quoted the other parent — an allegation she couldn’t deny.

“She was right,” Kohn admitted, adding that she is a “slightly overbearing pro-gay mom.”

Even during playtime, she said, her bias comes through.

“When my daughter plays house with her stuffed koala bears as the mom and dad,” she wrote, “we gently remind her that they could be a dad and a dad. Sometimes she changes her narrative. Sometimes she doesn’t. It’s her choice.”

Do you think Sally Kohn should be pressuring her daughter to become gay? Sound off in the comments section below.

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BREAKING: Shocking New UN Report Reveals Even More Barbaric ISIS Brutality To Children

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Even as President Obama tries to make an argument of moral relevance in equating ISIS atrocities with the Inquisition — even as his administration seems determined not to name radical Islamists as the enemy of Western civilization — a new report identifies shocking new acts of barbarism being committed by terrorists fighting for the Islamic State.

CNN provides details of what a new United Nations investigation has found as ISIS intensifies its campaign of terror in Iraq and Syria. The focus of this UN report is the jihadists’ cruel and inhumane use of children:

In reference to Iraq, at least, the U.N. report found that the terrorist group is resorting more and more to brutal acts such as enslaving, raping, beheading, crucifying and burying people alive. Some of those affected are children.

The report claims that children as young as 8 years old are being given guns and trained to become soldiers. Others have explosives strapped to their bodies and are being sent out as human bombs.

A member of the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, Renate Winter, describes the unspeakable atrocity of turning young innocents into suicide bombers.

“We have had reports of children, especially children that are mentally challenged, who have been used as suicide bombers, most probably without them even understanding what has happened or what they have to expect.”

The CNN report makes a very interesting observation, especially in light of the outrage over President Obama’s Prayer Breakfast remarks in which he compared current day Islamic extremism with the long-ago crusades.

Says CNN, “ISIS has in the past attempted to justify atrocities — including the enslaving, raping and selling of captives — as being done in God’s name.”

Curiously, a report on The Daily Beast says ISIS atrocities are being inflicted not only on infidels and non-believers. In fact, says the post, there’s widespread “internal bloodletting” among the many factions of the Islamic State.

The propagandists of the putative Islamic State would have you believe it is just one big happy family, righteously slaughtering apostates, enslaving women (literally), beheading and burning alive its prisoners, all in the name of God.

But quarrels over a range of issues—from divvying up of the spoils of war to competition over women and, yes, the handling of foreign hostages—point to a lot of trouble beneath the surface of this terror army.

h/t: CNN

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For Obama And His Keystone Cops, This New Pipeline Poll Could Be A Game Changer

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Buoyed by outspoken environmentalists, climate change doomsayers, and liberal lawmakers, President Obama has repeatedly threatened to veto any bill that Congress might send him to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a measure to move forward with the controversial pipeline project. That legislation is now in the Senate, where its fate could be an early test of GOP leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to assemble a bipartisan coalition big enough to override a presidential veto.

Thehill.com reports that contentious debate over the measure could begin on the Senate floor as early as next week.

Democrats are aiming to use the amendment process to force Republicans into a number of tough votes, including on whether to back an amendment that states man-made climate change is happening.

Asked if the Republican caucus was ready to take that vote, McConnell said, “Yeah!”

It will be interesting to see if the results of a brand new poll on the pipeline have any influence in that Senate debate, possibly giving pro-pipeline Republicans a boost in their head-to-head with Obama.

The CNN/ORC poll whose findings were released today shows that the percentage of Americans who support the Keystone project is double the percentage who oppose the construction of the long-delayed oil pipeline.

“The 1,179-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline is backed by 57% of the 1,011 Americans surveyed on Dec. 18-21. Just 28% oppose it, while 15% say they are unsure.”

CNN notes that the measure up for debate in the Senate would end the State Department’s six-year review of the project and give the green light to its immediate construction.

As Western Journalism has reported, proponents of the international oil pipeline cite its potential for extensive job creation and increased energy independence for Americans.

h/t: CNN

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