Upbeat President Obama Skips ‘Naughty’ TV Reporters In Year-End Press Conference

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President Obama held his last press conference of the year today, and you’d never know he just got trounced in a midterm and will spend the next two years as an ineffectual waterfowl. Especially if you listen to TV reporters, who were shut out of the questions.

This Healthy Dog Will Die If a Dead Woman Gets Her Last Wish

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Wrongness ahead.

MEMBERS ONLY: ‘Redefining Beauty’ Is a Great Idea Until You Actually Think About What It Means

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The Huffington Post tried to “redefine beauty” at least a half-dozen times in 2014, but the effort is flawed from the start.

North Korea Officially Named in Sony Hack as Hackers Gloat Over Victory (Updated)

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Some big developments happening.

Did Emperor Obama Really Lie About Not Using Executive Actions?

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USA Today, and now Fox News, are trying to make the case that President Obama pulled a switcheroo, covering up his executive overreach by using presidential memoranda instead of executive orders.

The Daily Banter NSFW Video Mail Bag

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In this week’s NSFW Video Mail Bag, the guys talk about a particularly bizarre life choice, and the true meaning of a “White” Christmas. Remember, don’t put the volume up in the office…

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: Ben, Chez and Bob Discuss Cuba, Greenwald, Florida and Hippies!

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In this week’s Video Mail Bag, the guys talk about Cuba, Florida’s place on the electoral map, Greenwald’s attack on Elizabeth Warren, and, yes, hippies…

Fox News Thinks ‘The Interview’ Flap Is Obama’s Fault

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It must be completely exhausting to work at Fox News, where literally every effing thing is Obama’s fault.

America, Fuck No: Paramount Now Surrenders on “Team America” Because We Suck

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No Interview. No Team America. No balls.

The Best Of the Banter: Banter Begins, Bush’s Gaffes, Kim Jong-un’s Death, and Lots More

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We bring you the week that was in the world of Banter.

President Obama Talks About Racism And That Time He Was Mistaken For A Waiter

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The President and First Lady open up to People magazine about their own experiences with racism. People magazine? Fut the whuck?

Another Republican Is Talking About ‘Legitimate Rape’ and I Have a Question

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Republican State Representative Rick Brattin is introducing a bill in his home state of Missouri that would require a woman seeking to end her pregnancy to get written permission from the man who got them pregnant. Rape and incest are exceptions, but guess what? You have to prove it.

The Sony Hacker Terrorists Did Not ‘Win’

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Sony’s cancellation of the premiere of The Interview has prompted a bipartisan consensus that the studio and film exhibitors are “cowards” and the First Amendment is dead, but all the hackers have really accomplished is to make Republicans only the second-most-hated GOP.

North Korea Gets Another Movie Pulled, So Let’s Just Send All Scripts To Kim Jong-un First

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After Hollywood’s total capitulation, the next step is to send all scripts to North Korea for approval.

Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons of Stock in Corps Doing Business with Human Rights Violators

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Boehner is making a bundle from corporations that are actively exploiting workers and racking up human rights violations in China, a nation led by communists with a long history of human rights abuses, as well as other countries such as Burma and perhaps even Iran.

Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating’ Special Raises a Big Middle Finger to Feminism

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Babs’s annual list of her Most Fascinating People was just released. While there is no reason to take issue with the people on the list, what she said about choosing accomplished human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as her most fascinating person of the year kind of sucks.

U.S. Intelligence Officials Link Sony Attack To North Korea

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Damn.

South Park Explains Why Sony Canceled the Premiere Of ‘The Interview’

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‘South Park’ knows all too well how this works.