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Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen is the editor of The Daily Banter and founder of Banter Media Group. Ben writes a regular column for the Huffington Post and is a regular guest on the RT Network. Ben covered boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for TrueSlant.com, Secondsouts.com, Black Belt Magazine, Boxing Monthly Magazine and ESPN.com. Originally from London, England he currently lives in Washington DC.


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The Daily Banter Podcast: Comedian Godfrey Talks Robin Williams, Joke Thievery and British Accents!

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!

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Apparently YouTubers Love Sexual Assault

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

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Charles Krauthammer Wins Asshole Quote of the Week

Real-life talking corpse Charles Krauthammer has seriously attacked President Obama for being narcissistic know it all.

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The Daily Banter’s Campaign to UnF*ck the Internet!

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.

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CNN Doubles Down on Insider Hackery by Hiring Jay Carney

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.

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Dismantling Conservative Lies About British Healthcare

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.

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Ben Cohen vs Conservatives on Medicare, ISIS Strategy and Eric Cantor

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.

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BuzzFeed is Getting Into Social Gaming. Internet Is Officially F*cked.

After raising $50 million from Andreessen Horowitz, internet giant Buzzfeed has decided to get into gaming in an effort to further ‘reshape’ the industry.

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A White Person’s Guide to Having a Black Friend

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.

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Tom Friedman Proves Again That He’s The Most Overpaid Columnist Alive

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.

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Here Are 7 Causes More Important Than Animal Rights

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:

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Thank You, Banter Readers. Here’s What Your Money Went Toward in Ferguson

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.

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ALS Association Responds to Pamela Anderson’s Accusations On Animal Testing

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.

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This Is How UK Police Stop Someone With A Knife

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?

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Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) Wants ‘Anglo-American’ Justice in Ferguson

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”.

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Stop Calling Everything “Handcrafted”

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.

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Call to Action: Help Support Chez Pazienza Report From Ferguson, Missouri

Chez Pazienza has gone to Ferguson. Please help us support him while he is there.

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Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times, At Least Twice In The Head

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.