Reporter Ken Silverstein Confirms What Critics Have Said About ‘The Intercept’ From the Beginning

By February 27, 2015

If journalist Ken Silverstein’s tell-all article published today in Politico Magazine is to be believed, critics of The Intercept have been vindicated.


Somebody Should’ve Knocked Bill O’Reilly on His Ass Years Ago

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Imposing presence or not, the reason Bill O’Reilly is now threatening reporters and shouting insults at critics and engaging in ad hominem attacks against those questioning his reporting history is that enough people behind the scenes played his enablers. Maybe it was upper-management forcing his immediate staff to treat him with kid gloves or maybe those who were able to talk tough to him simply accepted the idea that his quick temper and fits of insane rage were just Bill being Bill. Either way, he never should’ve been allowed to be a one-man wrecking ball throughout a good portion of his career.

MEMBERS ONLY: The Daily Banter NSFW Video Mail Bag: Racism and Geckos

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On this week’s edition of the NSFW Video Mail Bag, Ben, Chez and Bob discuss Brittney Cooper, the Oscars and Racism. Plus, a special visit by a Hawaii gecko!

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: Democratic Contenders, Telegenic Presidents and Bill O’Reilly

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On this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag, Ben, Chez and Bob discuss non-Hillary Democratic contenders, telegenic and intelligent presidents, and the Bill O’Reilly lies.

MEMBERS ONLY: Which Countries Jeb Bush Will Invade, Ranked

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Jeb, like his brother George, is a man who goes by his gut and isn’t afraid to wield a big stick. He’s already proved himself an up-and-coming hardliner to watch out for by absorbing key members of Dubya’s national security team, and he’s repeatedly warned of the weak approach Obama is taking to issues from Iran’s nuclear program to setting up new trade ties with Cuba.

If elected, the world will be his oyster. We’re all watching with bated breath to see which of these countries will be lucky enough to be freed next. Here they are:

Rick Perry Talked Out Of His Ass Again At CPAC

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Oops.

There is No Spoon or Dress: How to React to #TheDress

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You are presented with a choice. A series of choices, honestly, with the recent distraction of the color-changing dress that has taken the Internet by storm like a Grumpy-Cat-Star-Wars-Kid-Bill-Cosby-Meme-Uma-Thurman-Did-Something-To-Her-Face blitzkrieg of complete and total but absolutely momentary domination.

As Bill O’Reilly’s Lies Expand, So Does His Audience

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Disturbingly, as O’Reilly’s lies get bigger and bigger, so too does his audience.

MEMBERS ONLY: What Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton Tell Us About the Sorry State Of Punditry

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When Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton were photographed together on the red carpet before the 40th anniversary special for Saturday Night Live, the internet declared that “Hell has frozen over.” But despite the initial shock of seeing the two politically polar opposite pundits sharing an amiable moment, the two have more in common than you might think. Read more…

Leonard Nimoy’s Final Public Words Perfectly Sum Up the Beauty of Life

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He lived long. And he prospered. That’s all any of us can ever hope for.

Here’s Where You Can Shove Your Paleo Diet

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I do CrossFit. I do not do paleo. Why? Because fuck that, that’s why.

Bill O’Reilly Has a F*cked Up Murder-Obsessed Mind

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Bill O’Reilly thinks of nothing but murder all day.

Mall of America Terror Threat Still Can’t Budge Gun Show Loophole

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ISIS can behead someone half a world away and make Americans crap their pants, but they’ll do nothing to stop terrorists from buying guns, which they’re already doing.

Best Of Banter: GOP Govs Don’t Care, Chuck C. Johnson’s Still a Douche, and Bill O’Reilly’s Most Bizarre Lie Yet

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Here’s the week that was, at The Daily Banter.

White House Reacts To Chris Christie’s ‘Shut Up’ Comments at CPAC

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Our intrepid White House reporter got hot, fresh reaction from the White House to Chris Christie’s CPAC swipe at the administration.

Rand Paul Provides Dumbest Blue Print Ever to Beat Hillary in 2016

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The scandal that clearly wasn’t a scandal will apparently provide enough ammunition to take down the Democratic front runner for the 2016 Presidential election. Welcome to the world of Rand Paul…

White House Says Jihadi John ‘Ranks High on the List’ of Terrorist Targets

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The FBI says it has known the identity of the ISIS spokesmurderer for months, but now that ex-Londoner Mohammed Emwazi has been identified publicly as “Jihadi John,” can Hellfire be far behind?

MEMBERS ONLY: How Much Would You Risk To Satisfy Your Greatest Sexual Desire?

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A while back I was sitting at a bar talking to a friend of mine about his sex life. First of all, yes, guys occasionally discuss that kind of thing beyond just the predictable superficiality — the lustful longings and sexual scorecard-keeping — but on this night in particular we dug really deep. He and his wife had recently had an unusual experience, namely a night out with another couple that ended with the four of them in bed together. They didn’t go so far as to swap or even share partners, but what they did do was thrilling enough to make them curious about delving into something more substantial. Given my role as the mountain to which a good number of my friends go for counsel on all forms of deviant behavior, this person asked for my thoughts on whether it would be a good idea to push forward into a full-on participation in “the lifestyle.”

My response was swift and unequivocal: No, don’t do it.

Meet the Conservative “Avengers” Speaking at CPAC This Week

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Excelsior?