Ebola Fulfills Its Viral Destiny and Arrives in New York City

By October 23, 2014

A New York City doctor who recently returned from Guinea where he was treating Ebola patients has just been diagnosed with the disease, becoming the city’s first official case of it.


PODCAST: Bob and Chez Discuss the White Trash Palins; The Death of Journalism; and the NRA Hipster Douchebag

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This week’s show: Audio Recording of the Palin Family Brawl; Expensive Fashion Accessories; Charles Bowen’s Fair-Use Guide for Bloggers; The Palins and Their White Trash Stretch Limo; Remembering Ben Bradlee and Real Journalism; The NRA Hipster; Guns are ‘Bits of Plastic and Metal'; and much more.

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: The Future of Social Media, A Trustworthy Press, The Midterms and Rosamund Pike

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This week, Ben, Chez and Bob discuss where social media will be in five years; the status of veracity in the press; the Democrats’ chances in the midterms; and the appeal of Gone Girl‘s Rosamund Pike.

CNN: Sudden Jihad Syndrome Is a Thing

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If you thought Ebola was bad, wait until you get a load of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.

Glenn Beck Readers Weigh in on The ‘Obola’ Virus

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There’s a current theme amongst Glenn Beck readers on the cause of Ebola, and predictably it’s about someone in power who isn’t white…

Romney Says He Lost Hispanic Vote Because He Didn’t Spend Enough Money Bullsh*tting Them

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Mitt Romney gets the answer to this easy question so wrong, he’s almost right.

Marco Rubio Stays Classy, Attacks President Obama In Ottawa Shooting Statement

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It has become a sad fact of life that it is never too soon to use tragic events for political reasons, but even within that ghoulish game, there are rules.

What a Postgame Interview With An Atheist Football Player Would Look Like

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Thank god for making the game-winning play? No thanks!

Monica and Hillary the Movie: Let’s Make It Happen

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Can these women put aside their differences, find some common ground, and form an unstoppable duo to bring the country together at last?

The NRA Hipster is Back to Tell Us that Guns Are Just “Bits of Plastic and Metal”

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You might recall our coverage of Billy’s previous NRA effort in which he explained how gun classes should be taught in schools.

An Appropriately Profane Response To the Little Girls Dropping “F-Bombs for Feminism” Ad Campaign

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What the fuck is the matter with you people?

The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer Is Here and It Is Awesome

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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.

And Now, An Important Message From Little Girls Dropping the F-Bomb

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These girls really know what’s (effed) up.

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

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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

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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’

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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

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