Top Articles by Ben Cohen
In the new Daily Banter Podcast, Ben Cohen speaks with comedian Godfrey to discuss what Robin Williams was like in person, British accents, and whether President Obama is a professorial weakling or a Machiavellian Jedi. Check out the preview!
With the explosion of sites like Buzzfeed, Upworthy, and all the other viral content mills flooding the internet with side-boob photos, annoying clickbait headlines, and listicles about cats that look like Miley Cyrus (and no, that is not a joke), we felt it was finally time to do something about it.
If you needed more proof that the corporate news media is one giant factory of nepotistic nothingness, the recent hiring of former Obama press secretary Jay Carney by CNN should hopefully dispel any myth of its relevance.
David Hogberg, a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research made some egregious claims about British health care in comparison to the US system.
Banter editor Ben Cohen went on Thom Hartmann’s show last night and got into an almighty bust up with conservative David Hogberg PhD, Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, and Scott Greer, Associate Editor at The Daily Caller.
After raising $50 million from Andreessen Horowitz, internet giant Buzzfeed has decided to get into gaming in an effort to further ‘reshape’ the industry.
As a quick starter, it is important to understand that your potential black friend a) doesn’t want to be a rapper b) didn’t only get into college because he/she played basketball, and c) probably doesn’t have a criminal record.
You can always count on Tom Friedman at the New York Times to take incredibly complex events and create dangerously simple analogies out of them.
The members of PETA and other animal rights groups are dedicated to stopping animal suffering in the world — and this is (on balance) probably a good thing. However, they are convinced that their cause is more important than any other on the planet, and this is not ok. Here are 7 causes that almost certainly trump animal rights:
Last week, Banter readers helped us do something very few other outlets could ever dream of: they funded our foray into on-the-ground reporting in Ferguson, Missouri by generously donating towards the cost of plane tickets, hotels and car rentals.
Pamela Anderson is trying to stop people donating to the ALS Association. The long time PETA supporter accused the organization of funding experiments that injected chemicals into monkey brains. It turns out that isn’t true.
Kajieme Powell died after confronting officers with a knife in St Louis. In America, cops can shoot you if they believe you pose a threat to them, but how do other countries police force deal with knife wielding attackers?
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) demanded Gov. Jay Nixon reinstate the curfew in Ferguson, and allow “Anglo American jurisprudence” to “protect the rights and liberties of everyone involved”.
What does corporate America do to satiate consumer demand for ‘the real thing’? Simple – put the word ‘handmade’, ‘handcrafted’ and ‘artisanal’ in front of their products.
As St Louis erupts once more into chaos, more details are emerging from the shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. In a preliminary private autopsy performed yesterday, it appears that Brown was shot at least six times – with two entrance wounds being found in his head.