There Will Never Be Another Ben Bradlee

By October 22, 2014

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee was a titan of real journalism and a constant reminder of the good it can do.

Glenn Greenwald’s Reaction to Attack in Quebec: “It’s Not the Slightest Bit Surprising”

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He performs some typically Greenwaldian semantic gymnastics, both blaming Canadian military hubris for the attack, but then insisting Canada’s militarism doesn’t justify what happened.

Attention Feminists: The Oscar Pistorius Case Isn’t About You


Predictably, feminists are up in arms over the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. When will they learn it isn’t about them?

Prepare Yourself: Officer Darren Wilson Probably Won’t Be Charged for Shooting Mike Brown

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Yesterday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the results of the official autopsy performed on Mike Brown in the immediate aftermath of his shooting on August 7th of this year. Among the findings: there was a “significant altercation” at Officer Darren Wilson’s car and Brown appeared to have tried to grab the gun from out of his hand.

Cosplayers Have It Right: Every Day Should Be Halloween


Seriously, why aren’t we all showing up to work as Batman?

Here’s Video Of Chris Christie Saying He’s ‘Tired Of Hearing About the Minimum Wage’


A comment like this won’t likely hurt Christie in a Republican primary, where heartlessness is a virtue.

Terrorism Analyst Helpfully Explains How To Keep Your Teenagers From Joining ISIS


Yes, it has come to this: We are now getting parenting advice from terrorism analysts.

Salon Gives the Lamest and Most Half-Assed Response To Getting Caught Plagiarizing


When BuzzFeed handles a plagiarism controversy better than you, it’s time to take a long look in the mirror.

Foxtoberfest Of Stupid: Bob Beckel vs. Bill O’Reilly


Does Bob Beckel’s casual racism trump Bill O’Reilly’s egotistical stupidity?

Bob Cesca: “Hawaii is a State,” Part Three: 10 Recommendations for Your Hawaii Vacation


Considering how grim the previous chapters of this Hawaii series have been, I thought I’d take a well-deserved break from real life with a list of my recommendations for a great Hawaii vacation.

Bristol Palin Says She Was Called a C*nt, Had Her $300 Sunglasses Stolen in New Police Audio of Fight

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Listen to this and laugh and laugh. Then stop laughing and weep openly when you remind yourself that this woman was once poised to be a heartbeat away from living in the White House.

Just As We Suspected, That NYPD Muslim Profiling Video Is a Fake


Worse, they’re trying to make it seem like it’s no big deal after they’ve been caught.

Secret Service Investigates Cryptic Obama Flyer With Photo Of a Lynching


It’s not at all clear whether it was meant to prevent black people from voting or encourage them.

What the Hell Have We Done To Renée Zellweger?

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When you’re someone with a recognizable and even bankable appearance, altering it can mean an inexorable slide into career oblivion. What’s unfortunate is that Renée Zellweger was probably caught between that fact of Hollywood and the other one — the one that demands that young, fresh-faced actresses stay young and fresh-faced forever.

In Defense of Monica Lewinsky (Shame on You, Social Media)


There’s a terrible injustice in the fact that President Clinton is the most popular politician in the world today, while Monica Lewinsky is the cheap punchline to dozens of blow-job jokes.

James O’Keefe And His Porn Mustache Busted By Democrats For Attempted Voter Fraud


Sad ACORN-slayer and Dildo Boat Captain James O’Keefe is baaaack! This time, he tried to run his game on some Democrats in Colorado, and according to Mother Jones, got busted bad.

The Daily Banter Is Moving To a Metered Member System In November

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In two weeks time, The Daily Banter will be moving to a paid metered model to ensure our long term viability as an independent outlet. While our recent introduction of the paid membership section of the site has helped enormously, we still are far too reliant on advertising to be sustainable in the long term.

Marco Rubio Wants To Stop the Deadly Ebola Threat In Its Tracks… In A Few Weeks


Rubio thinks Ebola is such a dire threat, and that a travel ban is so necessary, that it must be put into place sometime in late November.

An Open Letter To Salon About the Plagiarist Writing For Their Website


By now, Salon surely knows it’s giving a platform to a plagiarist, but why haven’t you done anything about it?