How Many White People In St. Louis County Think Mike Brown Deserved To Die?

By September 21, 2014

A poll released this week shows what the media likes to call a Racial Divide® on whether the shooting of unarmed 17 year-old Mike Brown was justified, but just how many area white people think it was?


Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol Say Secret Service Should Have Shot Iraq Vet Fence-Jumper

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The Secret Service showed the type of restraint that more law enforcement agencies — and the ‘Morning Joe’ crew — ought to.

Watch the Best On-Air Resignation Ever: ‘F**k It, I Quit’

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That’s one way to quit your job.

Joe Scarborough Schools GOP Senator About ISIS Coalition Strategy

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Welcome to another in our long-running yet rarely-necessary series, Joe Scarborough Is Right About A Thing. Episode IV: ISIS Edition.

Hillary Clinton’s Secret Letters To Santa Exposed

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The Daily Banter can exclusively reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote letters to a mysterious man named “Santa” during her formative years. Clinton’s connections to this man have previously been undisclosed. Santa, who has also operated under the aliases “Father Christmas” and “Kris Kringle,” has apparently been at the center of a… Read More

How Worried Should We Be About the Guy Who Crashed the White House?

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The man who crashed the White House on Friday has freaked a lot of people out, but our man inside explains, through exclusive photos and video, just how rare this sort of thing is.

The New and “Edgy” Meet the Press Explains the Midterms Using Chicken, Coffee and a “Nerd Screen”

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Yes, our political discourse now involves something called “The Nerd Screen” — and the legacy of Lawrence E. Spivak, Garrick Utley and Tim Russert is officially dead.

Bill Maher Wonders If ‘Kid Beating’ Is A Black Thing

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Instead of just accepting the premise that there’s something about black culture that makes them more likely to beat their kids, though, what if there’s something about white culture that makes whites less likely to get caught beating their kids?

The Banter Staff’s Recommended Weekend Reading

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Here’s what we think is worth reading this weekend.

#BringBackOurGirls Update Shows the Failure Of Foreign Policy Hashtag Activism

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While hashtag activism can be a real force for good, it has its limits, especially when it comes to world affairs.

Here’s How a Restaurant SHOULD Deal with A**hole Customers and Their Demanding Diets

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Just shut the fuck up and eat already.

John Boehner Thinks Certain Unemployed Americans Would ‘Just Rather Sit Around’

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) hit upon a popular Republican theme when he told a crowd at a conservative think tank that unemployed Americans just don’t want to work, and would rather “just sit around.”

The War Against Uppity Lying Liar Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Astrophysicist and Cosmos star Neil deGrasse Tyson was already a target of the anti-intellectual right and their racist readership, but a raft of new charges against the nerd-tastic Tyson add lying liarhood to his prior convictions on numerous counts of uppitiness.

Glenn Beck Literally Applauds Anti-Vaxxers (but Still Vaccinates His Own Kids)

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Clearly you should be listening to this guy.

Morons Allow ISIS To Ruin Halloween

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Oh for the love of Ichabod Crane!

The Bigger, Badder Daily Banter Mail Bag: Greenwald’s Latest, Civics in Schools, Our Best Stuff and Worst Comments

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In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss Greenwald’s latest on New Zealand, civics in schools, our finest posts and our most horrendous comments.

PODCAST: Bob, Chez and Ben Discuss Banter Members, Scotland, Trolls and Investigating Wall Street

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We chat about the new HBO-style Banter Members section as well as the Obama administration’s investigation of Wall Street banks involved in the financial crisis.

Peyton Manning Is the Stoner Pizza King Of Colorado

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Peyton Manning is rolling in the green from his extensive pizza investments in Colorado, which cater to people rolling another kind of green.

The Christian Right’s Persecution Complex Summed Up In One Stupid Rant

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An Air Force sergeant may omit the words “So help me God” from his enlistment oath. Ergo Christians are the real victims.