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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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12 Viral Headlines From The Future That Will Cause Your Brain To Leak Out Of Your Ears

As viral websites continue to plague the internet with shameless link bait, the headlines are getting more and more desperate in the never ending quest drive up page views. Here are some of the headlines you can expect to grace your screen in the near future.

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10 Questions With… Alain de Botton!

Author, speaker, and founder of The Philosophers’ Mail, the Swiss born de Botton is on a mission to bring back the lessons of history’s great thinkers. His recently launched newspaper aims to be the antidote to the repugnant Daily Mail, using stories about celebrities Philosopher’s mailand the powerful to promote understanding and sympathy rather than adulation and scorn.

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How Tony Blair’s Advice to Rebekah Brooks Over Phone Hacking Scandal Suggests He Lied About Iraq War

The news that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair apparently ‘unofficially’ advised the disgraced News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks over the phone hacking scandal in the UK back in July of 2011 is creating waves in the British press. But the details in the revelation betrays something far darker about Blair, who survived scandal after scandal while in power through his considerable powers of persuasion.

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The Daily Banter “Dos and Don’ts” Guide to Google Glass

The internet is buzzing with the recently published Google’s ‘How To’ manual on Glass, it’s fancy eyewear product that allows you see the world wide web on your lenses. They aren’t being entirely honest with their customers about how not to come across as a douche. So in the interests of the public, if you are an ‘Explorer’, here’s our ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ guide on how to wear (or not wear) Google’s latest gizmo.

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Prominent Scientist on Global Warming: No Hope, We’re F*cked

Legendary scientist and author of the ‘Gaia Hypothesis’ of planet earth James Lovelock believes around 80% humanity will be dead due to climate change by around 2100, and there’s not much we can do about it.

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Megan McArdle Still Can’t Write Articles That Make Sense

Megan McArdle wrote an article on procrastination. It started well, but like all her other pieces, it descended into meaningless drivel, because no one ever taught Megan how to write articles that make sense.

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A Very Sad George Zimmerman Complains He Can’t Live a Normal Life

After killing an unarmed teenager who was running away from him, ex neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman doesn’t understand why he cannot live a normal life.

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New UN Report on North Korea Uncovers Horrendous and ‘Unparalleled’ Human Rights Abuses

How bad is North Korea? According to a new United Nations report, it’s really, really, really bad.

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Obama’s Satan Look-alike Edition

Every week in the hours before we mine through comments on Glenn Beck’s site, we’re always mindful that this column could get tired. But then we go onto The Blaze and start reading through the comments, and the treasure trove of unadulterated craziness is just too good to ignore.

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It’s Official: All Major Websites Are Now Trolling For Views

When do major publications stop having their own identities and become part of one giant, indistinguishable mass of lists and bullshit shock stories?

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Why We Should Not Have Executed Juan Carlos Chavez

Juan Carlos Chavez brutally raped and murdered a 9 year old boy back in 1995. He was executed last night for his crimes. While Chavez committed a heinous crime, did killing him make anything better?

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Translating Andrea Peyser’s Hateful Column on Philip Seymour Hoffman

Andrea Peyser, the New York Post’s resident hate monger, penned a lengthy diatribe against recently deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman yesterday, because Goddammit, he’s been dead long enough for her to piss all over his grave with her political agenda!

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Epic Nancy Pelosi Insult Wins Them All

Yes folks, it’s that time: Glenn Beck Comment Porn! This week, we have one comment for you, plucked from an article published yesterday on The Blaze after trawling through dozens of others in search of something truly special. The piece, titled “Pelosi ‘not pleased with the disrespect’ O’Reilly showed Obama in pre-Super Bowl interview” kicked off a particularly unpleasant comment thread with Blaze readers desperate to out do each other’s misogyny and unpleasantness.

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BREAKING NEWS: Carbon Dated Camel Bones Aren’t the Only Facts that Refute the Bible

Apparently the discovery that ancient Camel bones have disproved the official narrative of the bible is big news. Here are 7 other scientific facts that disprove the biblical version of human history.

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Firefighter Arrested While Helping Injured People For Parking Violation

In a very bizarre scene caught on camera, a California firefighter was put in handcuffs by a California Highway Patrol officer and detained at the scene of a highway accident over the positioning of his fire truck. The yet to be identified firefighter from Chula Vista was taken to the back of a police car after refusing the police officer’s demand that he move the fire truck from the center divider of the 805 freeway.

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The Only Bill Nye vs Ken Ham Debate Highlights You Need to See

Last night, Billy Nye ‘The Science Guy’ debated some creationist called Ken Ham on the age old question: “How did we get here?”.

Who is Ken Ham? It’s irrelevant really, as he’s completely crazy. Anyhow, here’s a useful mash up of the debate.

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A Question for Mia Farrow: If You Hate Child Abusers, Why Are You Still Friends With Roman Polanski?

Mia Farrow regards child rapist Roman Polanski as ‘a close friend’. Is the treatment of Polanski inconsistent with that of her former partner Woody Allen? If so, does it undermine her credibility?

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Giant Douchebag Quote of the Week: Ben Shapiro on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

According to the smarmy Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, heroin addiction is now the fault of the acting industry in Los Angeles.