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And In This Corner Attempting Once Again To Stand His Ground, George 'Skittles' Zimmerman

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In what can only be described is a cracker fight promoter's wet dream, the boxing match to rival Ali-Frazier or Ali-Forman, has been set. Get ready to hear "Ladies and gentlemen. Let's get ready to rrrrrummmble!"

In a match that is worthy of the 'Duck Dynasty' crowd, the two combatants have been set. In one corner is teen boy killer George Zimmerman:and in the other, rapper DMX.

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The tale of the tape from TPM:

That George Zimmerman charity boxing match is really happening, and now he has an opponent.

Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman said in a news release that he picked rapper DMX out of a pool of 15,000 e-mailed requests to participate. "The match will be one of the Biggest Celebrity Boxing matches of all time," the release read, as quoted by CNN.

In the interest of fairness, this bout is for charity. And the idea for this fight I'm callin 'Simmerin' on the Zimmerman' came from none other than the boy killer himself.

Zimmerman previously said the match was his idea, and that he had been training since "prior to the incident." [incident?]

In case you were living under a rock and didn't know about this "incident," George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2012 in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

So, it looks like there's going to be a lot of trash talk about this bout. In DMX's case, it's already started:

DMX was pretty fired up for the bout. He told TMZ he was prepared to break every rule in boxing "to make sure I f**k him right up."

In case you were wondering where the proceeds were going to be shared from this bout, here's the report in a different post from TPM:

Zimmerman didn't confirm or deny to Radar whether he would be taking a cut of the proceeds from the match. He also declined to say exactly where the proceeds would be donated, beyond that is was an animal rescue.

Animal rescue. It does lead you to ask why? Is that the way he looked at Trayvon -- as an animal? Couldn't he have taken a step and chosen some humanitarian cause to share the proceeds with? With this fight going pay-per-view, we can only imagine the money and the interest this bout is going to generate. Those are sure to be some lucky animals when the gate receipts and PPV revenues are divvied up.

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Sunday Talkers

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Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Legal Advisor to Edward Snowden/Kossack Jesselyn Radack; Openly Gay Former Olympic Athlete Billie Jean King; Roundtable: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell, Republican Strategist Mike Murphy, Carolyn Ryan (New York Times) and Chuck Todd (NBC News).

Face The Nation: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Openly Gay Former Olympic Athletes Billie Jean King & Brian Boitano; Roundtable: Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), Bob Woodward (Washington Post), Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard) and Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

This Week: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney; Rep. Peter King (R-NY); Documentary Filmmaker Greg Whiteley; Roundtable: Cokie Roberts (ABC News), Matt Bai (Yahoo News), Van Jones (CNN), Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Greta Van Susteren (Fox News).

Fox News Sunday: White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Julie Pace (Associated Press), George Will (Washington Post) and Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).

State of the Union: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer; Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD); Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: an interview with Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds (preview); an interview with departing Tonight Show host Jay Leno (preview); and, a report on "Year Up," a program that has trained thousands of disadvantaged students for internships that often lead to corporate jobs (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart made the case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.

The Daily Show

Monday: Actor/Comedian Jeff Garlin

Tuesday: Actor/Comedian Louis C.K.

Wednesday: Actor Johnny Knoxville

Thursday: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

And Stephen Colbert examined the effects of marijuana on football

The Colbert Report

Monday: Political Forecaster Nate Silver

Tuesday: NFL Player Justin Tuck

Wednesday: NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter

Thursday: NFL Player Drew Brees

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Sunday Talkers - Unemployment No Longer A Problem

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That's the amount of coverage the four largest Sunday talkers ("Fox News Sunday," ABC’s "This Week," NBC’s "Meet The Press," and CBS’ "Face The Nation")  gave to the crisis of the long term unemployment extension that ran out right after Christmas. From that , you can only draw one conclusion: unemployment is no longer a problem.

Who's going to break this joyous news to the 1.3  million unemployed who've had their benefits cut? Or the additional 3 million family members of this socio-economic formerly depressed group? Certainly not the public service shows whose responsibility it is to report and examine such pressing issues.

Last Sunday I took these chat fests to task over their not mentioning anything about the West Virginia water poisoning. This week they've gone to, as a member of Chris Christie's inner circle, David Waldman reported, "radio silence."

Fortunately, I was able to grab a screen shot of the CNN talker just before camera's began to roll. That's Candy Crowley on the right.

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To the defense of the talk shows, they did have a lot to cover. And certainly who can argue that the future of 4.5 million Americans potentially starving, living without heat or shelter could possibly be as important as Chris Christie possibly blocking the George Washington Bridge, Obama's allowing us to be spied on, Edward Snowden being accused by right wingers of working for the Russians, and Robert Gates' new book where he confesses to being a borderline alcoholic having to knock back a stiff one every night to deal with the pressures of his job?

Priorities are important. But where does the well-being of fellow Americans rate? Certainly on Sunday public service qualifying shows who have a responsibility by law to provide public service information, the plight of the long-term unemployment barrier is quite insignificant.

Or maybe the truth is that it's these shows that are not significant. You could make that argument easily based on what they fail to report, more than what they do cover.

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Sunday Talkers

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Morning lineup:

Meet The Press: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian; Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (9/11); Former Defense Secretary/CIA Director Robert Gates; New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D); Roundtable: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Former Obama Senior Adviser David AxelrodNia-Malika Henderson (Washington Post) andAndrea Mitchell (NBC News).Face The Nation: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO); Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell;RoundtableRuth Marcus (Washington Post), Christi Parson (Los Angeles Times) andDavid Sanger (New York Times).

This Week: Russian President Vladimir Putin; Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX);Roundtable: Democratic Strategist James Carville, Republican Strategist Mary MatalinPeggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), David Remnick (The New Yorker) andTavis Smiley (PBS).

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Former NSA/CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden; Computer Security Expert David KennedyRoundtableBrit Hume(Fox News), Robert Costa (National Review), Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal) and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Sen. Angus King (I-ME); Democratic Strategist RoundtableDonna Brazile, Republican Pollster Kristen Soltis Andersonand Michael Crowley (TIME).

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will present two tales of survival—one about an American who nearly lost her life in Africa, the other about Africans who found their lives in America (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart didn't skirt around the issue of Brit Hume's misogyny.

The Daily Show

Monday: Author Marilynne RoachTuesday: Author Theresa Payton

WednesdayHari Sreenivasan (PBS)

Thursday: Author Anjan Sundaram

And Stephen Colbert surveyed the fallout from the West Virginia chemical spill.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Author Scott StosselTuesday: Authors Michael Chabon & Mariel Hemingway

Wednesday: Author Charles Duhigg

Thursday: Author Patricia Churchland

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Video Mid Day Distraction- Sherlock Spoils EVERYTHING!

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He spoils all the shows except his. Via.

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Video- 2013 Golden Globes: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Full Monologue

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Video Mid Day Distraction- The Lego Simpsons™ House

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