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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.


Top Articles by Ben Cohen

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Shep Smith Apologizes For Robin Williams ‘Coward’ Comment, Thoroughly Redeems Himself

Shep Smith, Fox News’s one and only rational employee did a stupid thing yesterday in the wake of Robin Williams’s suicide. Speaking on his show, Smith lamented the actor’s untimely passing and wondered out loud whether Williams was a coward.

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BuzzFeed Just Got $50 Million to Pollute the Internet With More Crap

This is great to hear for anyone in the business, but when a company has built its name by ripping off other people’s work with the dumbest crap on the internet, it’s somewhat disheartening to see it rewarded so lavishly.

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Robin Williams dies at 63. This Sucks.

According to a police report, Robin Williams has died aged 63 in his home in California. From early reports, it looks to be a suicide via asphyxiation.

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Hillary Clinton Should Keep Quiet on Foreign Policy

Sorry Hillary, if you voted to go into Iraq, you have next to no credibility when it comes to foreign policy.

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Gawker Descends into Dick Pics and Steve Jobs Conspiracy Theories

Gawker is engaging in some of the most puerile garbage on the internet, some of which is becoming so cringeworthy they are in danger of becoming a huge joke.

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Sarah Palin’s News Channel Will Solve America!

Listen up America, Sarah Palin is starting a news channel to solve America’s problems.

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Dear John McCain: Obama Won’t Work With You Because You Are Insane

There’s a very good reason Obama isn’t calling his one-time foe to help him solve the world’s problems, and it’s not because the President is anti-social. It’s because John McCain is fucking insane.

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NBC’s Pulling Of Gaza Reporter Reeks Of Self-Censorship

The American media’s long history of subservience to corporate and political power may have reared its ugly head once again.

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Think Israel isn’t Colonizing Palestine? Look at This Map

If you don’t believe Israel is colonizing Palestine, just look at this map. It should clear up any notion that this is a ‘both sides are bad’ conflict. It isn’t.

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Why Obama Ignores the Palestinians

Pointing out the obvious won’t get you far in American politics. The blatant colonization and brutalization of Palestine by Israel is no different. So why is Obama ignoring it?

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CNBC’s Rick Santelli Embarassed by Colleague Over Disastrous Economic Predictions

“Every single bit of advice you gave would have lost people money, Rick”

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Here’s The Only Way Ann Coulter Can Remain Relevant

Coulter is fast running out of tricks and her rapidly declining book sales is a strong indication that her reign of terror on the U.S. media is coming to an end. Here’s the only way she can remain relevant, and it’s pretty extreme even by her standards.

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Global Warming Expert Rupert Murdoch Says We’re Overreacting

Rupert Murdoch thinks we are overreacting to climate change, and it isn’t really that big of a deal. He also has a simple solution that scientists haven’t thought of yet. What a guy!

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Can We Stop Pretending Israel is Being Attacked?

Regardless of who started the latest mini-war, it makes little difference when looking at the larger picture. The fact remains that Palestinians are being collectively punished for the actions of Hamas, and Israel is committing a serious war crime in Gaza.

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George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology, Tells Them to F*ck Off Again

The Mail has a storied history of supporting Nazis, attacking transgendered people, and going after the poor, so it’s not exactly shocking they lied about Clooney’s fiancée, then lied again about lying about it.

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Tough Guys Sean Hannity and Rick Perry Go Hunting Illegals in Texas

Rick Perry and Sean Hannity, renown for being serious tough guys, showed America just how tough they were by hanging out with the Texas Highway Patrol on the Rio Grande yesterday, and posing with some very large guns.

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Chicago South Side Resident on Gun Violence: “It’s a Nightmare”

“As a resident of the south side, I’m living with this daily. Just this morning, a mother of five was shot and killed on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway. She is the second to die by gunfire in her family; her younger brother was killed just under a year ago.”