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

By September 22, 2014

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.

Emma Watson Delivers Powerful Speech on Equality, Internet Monsters Respond with Vile Threat

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As usual, any woman who shows such impertinence is a self-promoting whore who needs to be put in her place — so that’s exactly what one 4Chan user is promising by starting the website “Emma You Are Next.”

New ‘Openly Secular’ Campaign Looks To Increase Acceptance Of Secularists

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A new campaign joined by Richard Dawkins and many others seeks to remove the stigma associated with being secularist.

Fox News Channel Host Promotes the Idea of Jim Crow Era Literacy Tests for Voting


How else do we classify what happened today when Elisabeth Hasselbeck pitched the idea of bringing back a literacy test for voting?

Apparently YouTubers Love Sexual Assault

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Once again, YouTubers fail to restore anyone’s faith in humanity.

John Oliver Utterly Destroys the Miss America Pageant

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This is required viewing.

Rick Perry Hits Ghoulish New Low By Saying His Abortion Law Might Have Saved Joan Rivers


Like most of what Governor Oops does, he made that point unwittingly, but he still deserves some “credit.”

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


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’


That’s one way to quit your job.

Joe Scarborough Schools GOP Senator About ISIS Coalition Strategy


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


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?


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.

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


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?

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


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


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

#BringBackOurGirls Update Shows the Failure Of Foreign Policy Hashtag Activism


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


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.