John Oliver, Bill O’Reilly and Two Very Different Views of Obama

By September 30, 2014

If you were in a coma for the last six years, then suddenly awakened this past weekend to observe both John Oliver’s show and Bill O’Reilly’s Sunday show appearance, you might assume they were talking about the military actions of two very separate and distinct presidents.

The New “#IAmARepublican” Campaign Is Backfiring In Predictably Spectacular Fashion

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Needless to say, #IAmARepublican functioned as it was supposed to for all of maybe 48 hours before being hijacked and turned into one big flying snark bomb.

National Review’s Kevin Williamson: Abortions Are Homicide Punishable By Hanging


Nation Review contributor Kevin D. Williamson appears to have locked down what the consequences should be for having an abortion.

Prediction: Someone’s About To Get Fired Over White House Fence-Jumper


Once again, the man who jumped the fence and ran onto the White House a little over a week ago was a hot topic at today’s White House briefing, but late-breaking reporting from The Washington Post sheds new light on the incident, and from the reaction inside the White House today, I’m thinking stuff’s about to get real.

George Zimmerman’s Family Wants To Be Reality TV Stars (and Other Revelations from the Insane GQ Profile)

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If you think George Zimmerman’s public life has played out like one big psychodrama since he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, you can’t imagine how bizarre it’s been behind the scenes.

Paging Edward Snowden: Now the Government Wants To Collect Your Poop


Some privacy advocates’ pipes will be bursting over this proposal.

The ‘Godless’ Sunday Assembly Is Bad For Atheism


It’s appropriate that the Sunday Assembly was started by a comedian since it’s a total joke.

Bill O’Reilly Slams U.S. Military Commanders for Not Being More Like General Patton


O’Reilly not only continued to push for the privatization of the U.S. armed forces by replacing the troops with an outsourced 25,000-man mercenary army, but he also stated point-blank that there aren’t any active-duty military commanders who are capable of defeating ISIS.

Republicans Finally Come Out In Favor Of U.S. Ground Troops In Syria


After weeks of Republicans criticizing President Obama’s ISIS strategy, yet failing to actually say the thing they were trying to say, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), the highest-ranking Republican in the world, finally came out and endorsed U.S. ground troops in Syria.

Behead-Zing! Former Bush Official Totes Pwns President Obama About Oklahoma Beheading


On Friday, the story of the beheading of a woman by a disgruntled fellow employee broke nationally, and because the suspect is a convert to Islam, the right-wing media immediately retreated into its patented War On Terror Panic Room and Masturbatoriumâ„¢. Saturday morning, though, former George W. Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer took advantage of a priceless opportunity to attack the real enemy, Barack Obama.

Sarah Palin Is A Dumbass Part Eleventy-Billion


The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which isn’t exactly breaking news, but is apparently news to current Governor-Resignee Sarah Palin (R-AK).

How The White House Press Reacts To Blockbuster Obamacare News


It was around this time last year that the mainstream media, including the White House press, became acutely interested in the Affordable Care Act, showering the law with attention (if not factual accuracy), so when Josh Earnest released some big news about the law today, the reaction was amazing.

The Daily Banter Video Mail Bag: Alternatives to Huff Post, Our Favorite Writers and Debunking Conspiracy Theories!


MEMBERS ONLY: Welcome to the all new Daily Banter Video Mailbag! In our very first edition, Ben Cohen, Chez Pazienza and Bob Cesca discuss alternatives to the Huffington Post, which writers we’d like to see on the Banter, and why it’s important to laugh at conspiracy theorists. As a bonus, we also have Chez giving Ben relationship advice…

Here Comes the Anti-Vaccination Crowd’s Insane Response To State Farm Dropping Rob Schneider

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For every action there is an equal and painfully stupid reaction.

The Answer To the ISIS Problem Is Staring Us Right In the Face


It’s not pretty, but it has to be done.

Jon Stewart To Fox News: Why Is It NOW Okay To Criticize the President During Wartime?

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Jon Stewart tells Eric Bolling, “Fuck you and all your false patriotism.”

Fox News Calls Eric Holder “Slimy” and Say He Ran the DOJ “Like the Black Panthers Would”


Where others see a history-making AG with a complicated legacy on civil liberties, Fox News’ panicky white audience sees a puppet for black rage who must be reduced to slime.

Watch Police In Ferguson Deal With White Pizzeria Owner Who Pulled Gun On Protesters


Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri flared anew Thursday night, as peaceful protesters marching and chanting in protest of the Mike Brown killing were met by a local business owner whom police confirm pulled a gun on the marchers. Check out the police reaction to an armed white man at a protest for the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

Anti-Vaxxer Rob Schneider Dumped by State Farm, Immediately Invokes Free Speech and Founding Fathers

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If you’re telling people to do something that’s incredibly unsafe not only for their children but for a hell of a lot of other people, the company you’re working for whose business model is built on keeping people as safe as possible gets to shit-can you because you’re embarrassing it.