BREAKING: ISIS Releases YouTube Video Showing Execution of Missing American Journalist Steven Sotloff

By September 02, 2014

The Associated Press is reporting that a video has been uploaded to the internet showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

  • Sotloff, who worked for Time, was kidnapped in Aleppo, Syria in 2013.
  • Last week, his mother, Shirley Sotloff, released a video message to ISIS in which she begged for their mercy.

Cenk Uygur is Worried That the iCloud Hacker Might Give “All Other Hackers” a Bad Name

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Yes, because we wouldn’t want the otherwise stellar reputations of hackers to be unfairly dragged through the mud.

Former ISIS Prisoner Reveals Group Is Insane Just Like We Thought

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“All they did was fight and pray. They said they went into battle praying to be martyred.”

Howie Kurtz Continues His Campaign of Stupidity Against Stephen Colbert

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Howard Kurtz has always been dumb. We had no idea he was this dumb.

BuzzFeed is Getting Into Social Gaming. Internet Is Officially F*cked.

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After raising $50 million from Andreessen Horowitz, internet giant Buzzfeed has decided to get into gaming in an effort to further ‘reshape’ the industry.

WIZZLES FOR EVERYONE!

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So there’s this new thing called a wizzle…

Steve Doocy Scolds Nude Selfie-Takers and Also Doesn’t Know What the Point Of a Selfie Is

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That was awkward.

The Banter Staff’s Recommended Reading

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It’s understandable if you’re jonesing for your daily Banter fix and this holiday has you tweaking, but fortunately, sometimes, there’s valuable stuff worth reading on other sites. Here’s what we recommend:

Why Senator Gillibrand’s Harassment is a Lie and Her Own Damn Fault! (Satire)

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By taking the comments of unnamed male senators out of context, something the media didn’t do, she not only potentially hurt every single one of her male colleagues whose wives will undoubtedly now question their fidelity, but she also calls into question the validity of her claims.

Christian Parents Disowning Their Gay Son Are Everything That’s Wrong With Religion

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A viral video of a 20-year-old being assaulted by his Christian parents during a gay intervention brings out the worst religion has to offer.

Republican Peter King Reveals His Inner Fashionista on Obama’s Tan Suit

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We shouldn’t be surprised that a subculture that routinely plays dress ‘em up in cowboy/redneck/fake-military regalia would eventually reveal itself to be inhabited by poncy fashionistas.

Watch Police Tase and Arrest a Guy For Sitting While Black

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Watch what happens when a black man refuses to identify himself to police because they can’t tell him what he did wrong, and the surprising difference when the same thing happens to a white man.

Gun Culture Steals the Childhood of Two Girls

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How many more children have to be permanently damaged before we take a serious look at these issues?

A White Person’s Guide to Having a Black Friend

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As a quick starter, it is important to understand that your potential black friend a) doesn’t want to be a rapper b) didn’t only get into college because he/she played basketball, and c) probably doesn’t have a criminal record.

Fox News Host On Cat-Calling: “Let Men Be Men”

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The ladies of Fox News weigh in on cat-calling, and it’s everything you feared it would be.

Obama’s ISIS Comments Blasted By Delusional Pundits On… MSNBC?

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Soundbite journalism is irritating, to be sure, but what’s really frustrating is that these reporters and analysts are missing the real story.

Hillary Clinton Kinda Feels Bad About What Happened In Ferguson Maybe

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Former Secretary of State and current 2016 Democratic Freight Train Hillary Clinton finally broke her conspicuous silence on the events in Ferguson with four minutes of remarks that played it so safe, they made President Obama sound like Howard Beale.

Please Feel Free to Shut the F*ck Up About Obama’s Tan Suit

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You’d think he walked into the press room with his fly wide open and a streamer of toilet paper stuck to his shoe. It’s just a tan suit, people!

PODCAST: Bob and Chez Discuss Children with Uzis and Romney’s Prospects for 2016

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On this week’s Bob & Chez Show, the guys talk about the 9-year-old who accidentally shot her shooting instructor with an Uzi, plus Romney’s poll numbers for 2016 and new rules for Twitter and Facebook.