The Official Daily Banter Guide To Having a Socially Just and Cultural Appropriation-Free Halloween

By October 31, 2014

Even inadvertently, what you choose to dress as for Halloween can lead to a holiday that’s, I’m sorry to say, deeply problematic.

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: The Taibbi First Look Bombshell, Tim Cook and Halloween


This week, Ben Cohen, Chez Pazienza and Bob Cesca discuss the bombshell story about Matt Taibbi and First Look Media, as well as Tim Cook, Halloween and basket-weaving.

Liberals Cannibalize Each Other Over Supposedly Racist Catcalling Video


Allegations of racism in a viral video on street harassment entirely miss the point.

“Bayghazi”: Yes, Michael Bay May Be Directing a Movie About Benghazi

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Because God hates us just that much.

Chris Christie’s 10 Prickiest Moments

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is making a career of being the guy who’s screaming at you out of his car window on the Parkway, but an objective media shouldn’t enable and encourage him.

I Received This Menacing Letter From the Democratic Party Trying To Shame Me Into Voting


The New York Democratic Party takes a page out of the Mafia’s playbook to get out the vote.

Eric Holder on Press Freedom: “No Reporters are Going to Jail as Long as I’m Attorney General”


Deal or not, Holder seems pretty unequivocal when he twice stated that no journalists will be going to jail on his watch.

The Male/Female Double-Standard in Entertainment Journalism Needs To Stop

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All actors get in serious shape to play superheroes and get naked on-screen. But when you turn to a male actor and ask about the movie then turn to the woman next to him and ask her about how much kale she eats, what she’s wearing, or her mom problems, what the fuck is your job, anyway?

Stranded on the Sonic Highway: Dave Grohl, The Foo Fighters and the Most Important Music Lesson You’ll Ever Learn

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During a recent interview for Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl explained how it was always all about the music for him. I wish I’d understood this before I gave up what mattered most to me.

Maine Governor Wisely Gets In Ebola Showdown With Heroic Nurse Kaci Hickox


Kaci Hickox was already a hero when she was ensnared in Chris Christie’s Quarantine Tent And Showerless Wonder Emporium, but now, she’s graduated from fighting Ebola to fighting for freedom.

Fox News Doctor Prescribes Insane ‘American Jihad’ To Cure the World


Cue-balled witch doctor Keith Ablow cooks up a pungent nationalist potion to give to the world.

Matt Taibbi Is Out at First Look Media and That’s a Good Thing (Updated x2)

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On a personal level, I won’t bullshit on this: I’m glad Taibbi left First Look. From the beginning I felt like he was going there to die.

White House Press Calls For the Head Of ‘Chickenshit’ Whistleblower


We bring you the latest developments in the ongoing Chickenshitgateâ„¢.

Jeb Bush Throws Half-Assed Jab At Obama Over Ebola and Invokes Anthrax Scare Of 2001

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Stupid Obama, urging calm and opposing travel restrictions, isn’t nearly as awesome as then-Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s response to the 2001 anthrax attacks. Guess what that response was?

If the News Media Wants Better Access to the White House, It Needs to Grow the Hell Up


If the president’s suit color is worthy of above-the-fold press coverage, it’s baffling how anyone can seriously argue that the press deserves more access to the behind-the-scenes minutia inside the White House.

Pope Francis Didn’t Say Anything New About Evolution, So Stop Acting Like He Did


The Pope Francis fan club is once again in overdrive, doing its best to spin his comments on evolution as something groundbreaking.

Upon Further Review, College Football Is a Giant Waste Of Money For Most Schools

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Schools keep losing millions of dollars on bad or mediocre football times, so why do they keep them?

This Is a Picture of Some #GamerGaters

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This is something you might perhaps be interested in seeing.

Fox News Slams Obama For Low Gas Prices After Slamming Him For High Gas Prices

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Fox News spent a lot of time blaming President Obama for high gas prices, so now that gas and oil prices are falling like the rocks in The Five’s heads, they must be fairly balancing it out.