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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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My Twitter Fight With Jonah Peretti On The Perils of Listicle Journalism

The Daily Banter’s Ben Cohen took on Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti last weekend over the perils of modern journalism. Check out the back and forth.

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Surprise! Tony Blair Wants to Intervene in Syria

Tony Blair hasn’t learned much from his catastrophic mission in the Middle East. One would think that after the decade long bloodbath in Iraq and an equally disastrous carnage in Afghanistan, he may have tempered his views on foreign interventions. But no, the most despised prime minister in British history is back at it again and beating the drums for more war in the Middle East.

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Jonah Peretti Can Laugh at ‘The Wolf of Buzzfeed’ Because He is Worth $200 Million

Just as Jordan Belfort gamed the financial system and destroyed lives, Jonah Peretti has found the same formula for the internet and has screwed up an entire generation of journalists/young people who now have no idea what actual writing is.

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OKCupid Warns Mozilla Firefox Users That Company’s CEO is a Homophobe

In a small act of defiance, dating site OKCupid is now warning members using internet browser Mozilla Firefox that the new CEO is an opponent of Gay Rights.

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Tommy Christopher Comes to The Daily Banter

Tommy’s body of work speaks for itself. While he was the top draw at Mediaite (by a considerable margin) the long time White House correspondent is a no-nonsense, rabble-rouser with the rare ability to write hard-hitting stories in a compelling way. And that’s why we hired him.

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Incredible Moment When Deaf Woman Hears For the First Time Caught on Camera

British woman Joanne Milne has been deaf since birth, has been losing her vision because of a rare medical condition Usher Syndrome. In February of this year, Milne was fitted with cochlear implants during a procedure at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The incredible moment when Milnes’ implants were switched on was filmed on a cell phone, resulting in the following wonderful moment

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L’Wren Scott’s Suicide From the Perspective of Another Socialite

A reader left a very insightful and honest comment on the piece I wrote about the suicide of L’Wren Scott on Tuesday, giving her perspective on the tragedy as another person of immense privilege. Going by the user name ‘Varvara’, she detailed the struggles of having enormous wealth, but little meaning to ones life – a problem she appears to know well.

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Gigantic D*ck Charles Krauthammer Wrong About Obamacare

When Charles Krauthammer talks about Obamacare, you can pretty safely say that he’s going to be wrong without doing too much fact checking. Because Charles Krauthammer has been wrong about, well, pretty much everything.

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L’Wren Scott Did Not Commit Suicide, She Was Killed by Affluenza

While it is obvious L’Wren Scott was responsible for taking her own life, there is another culprit at large that isn’t so easy to define, but is ultimately responsible for killing her long before her time.

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Fred Phelps is Dead. Good. F**k Him.

Fred Phelps, the founding pastor of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church has died. According to church spokesman Steve Drain (via CNN) the 84-year-old died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Millennial Alert: Former Obama Fan Girl Turns Ron Paul Devotee

Carey Wedler, a 20 – something resident of Los Angeles was once Obama’s biggest fan. But because Obama didn’t resolve the issues she cares passionately about, Wedler has moved on and wants the world to know it.

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US Has Condemned Russia, Now it Must Condemn Israel

As the world concentrates on Russia’s flagrant abuse of the Geneva Conventions, Israel just placed 10,589 housing settlement units on Palestinian territory and killed 56 Palestinians – only eight months after intensive negotiations began between the US, Israel and Palestine.

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A Quick Guide to Vaccines For Morons and Celebrities

In order to stem the tide of anti-scientific gibberish polluting public discourse on matters of great importance, here’s a very quick guide to vaccines and why you absolutely must get your child vaccinated

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Watch 1000 years of European Violence Through Border Changes

If there’s one defining theme when it comes to European history, it is one of extreme violence. No one has done war, conquest and exploitation of its neighboring countries (and others) better than the Europeans – so much so that the continent engulfed almost the entire civilized world into two genocidal conflicts in the space… Read More

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Sadly, US Has No Right to Lecture Russia on International Law

Obama is entirely correct in his critique of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – it is a direct violation international law as outlined by the Geneva convention and a blatant act of aggression against a sovereign nation. The problem is, the US government doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on

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RT Presenter Quits Live on Air: “I Can Longer Be Part of a Network that Whitewashes the Actions of Putin.”

RT presenter Liz Wahl quit live on air today in the network’s D.C. bureau. In an emotional segment, she told viewers about her Hungarian refugees who fled Soviet oppression and stated she could no longer be a part of a network funded by the Russian government that “whitewashes the actions of Putin”.

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Media Piles on Abby Martin, Our Role in It, and My Apology

The entire internet is raining fire on Abby Martin right now. Not because she stood up to her employer, RT, but because she was ‘outed’ as a former member of the 9/11 truth movement in her early 20s. Was this fair, or a smear job? One thing is clear, we were part of it.

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Abby Martin Responds to The Daily Banter: “I Don’t Think 9/11 Was an Inside Job”

In response to Chez Pazienza’s piece on RT journalist Abby Martin being a 9/11 Truther, Martin got back to The Daily Banter to clarify her beliefs about the attacks in 2001.