This week’s broadcast has some heavyweight commentary on the debt crisis and the President’s plans for immigration “reform,” along with an actual recorded interview with Taki himself. It also has some lighter stuff:
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz was defeated last Saturday in his bid for the featherweight title after being knocked down in Round Seven by his opponent, a different Orlando, Orlando Salido from Mexico. All this happened, no, not in Orlando, Florida, but in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Why is this newsworthy? Because Orlando Cruz, that's the defeated Orlando, recently declared himself a homosexual, and had ambitions to be the first openly homosexual boxing champion in any weight class, except possibly the light-in-the-loafers class.
The CBS news report ignited a firestorm of extremely tasteless jokes by reporting that Cruz, after being knocked down, was, quote, “on his knees and couldn't get up as he was counted out.” Oh dear. I refuse to join in the unseemly snickering here. Mr. Cruz has my total sympathy. I can just imagine how much he wanted that purse.
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It’s all there at Taki’s Magazine.