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,, Black Belt Magazine, Boxing Monthly Magazine and Originally from London, England he currently lives in Washington DC.

Top Articles by Ben Cohen


The Truth About Obama’s Executive Orders in a Handy Chart

Obama has issued orders at the slowest rate since Grover Cleveland, who was in office from 1885 to 1889.


Joe Rogan vs Multi Millionaire Peter Schiff on the Minimum Wage

Billionaire douchebag Peter Schiff, the man who recently said the the ‘mentally retarded’ are ‘maybe worth $2 an hour’, went on the Joe Rogan podcast to explain his position on the minimum wage. Needless to say, he talked a great deal of nonsense.

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The Heartbreaking Website Dedicated to Pathetic Meals Cooked by Single Men

On a Tumblr site named ‘Dimly Lit Meals For One’, an anonymous blogger posts what he calls “heartbreaking images of one man’s home cooking gone wrong.” The images are, well, heartbreaking.


The Tom Friedman Column Generator is Scarily Accurate

Having waded through a few of Friedman’s pieces (all equally banal and meaningless), we compared them to the hilarious ‘Tom Friedman Op/Ed Generator’ website, a creation of developer Brian Mayer that allows readers to randomly create Friedman columns with the click of a button. Here’s what came up:


Commenter of the Week 2: Q&A With Cathy McMorris Rodgers

More proof that Banter readers are the smartest peeps on the interwebs.

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Facebook Bans Funny Photo of Jesus, But Allows Perverts to Harass Women

Facebook banned a pretty funny photo of Jesus but allows trolls to post grossly offensive comments towards women. Has the GOP infiltrated the social network?

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Translating Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ SOTU Response

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) delivered the State Of The Union rebuttal for the Republicans last night. Rodgers spoke slowly (probably a good thing given her target audience), and was shockingly light on actual content, proving yet again that the GOP is in a terminal death spiral and completely incapable of being anywhere near government.


Ultimate Man Stabs Shark, Stitches Himself Up, Then Goes to Pub For Beer

James Grant, a junior doctor in New Zealand, fought a shark, stitched himself up back at shore, then went to the pub for a cheeky pint afterwards.

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BREAKING: Obama Proves He’s a Communist, Vows to Raise Minimum Wage

President Obama has finally shown his true colors and is raising the minimum wage of federal contractors to a disgustingly high $10.10/hour. The re-distributor-in-chief is enacting the policy via executive order, making sure workers could keep a family with an entire child just above the federal poverty threshold.

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Daily Mail Criticizes Beyoncé While Cashing in on Her Provocative Grammy Photos

The British newspaper the Daily Mail was so outraged by Beyoncé’s admittedly ridiculously hyper-sexual performance at the Grammys last night that they published all the photos of it.

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The Marlboro Man Dies of Smoking Related Disease

If you needed more proof that smoking cigarettes is one of the deadliest, dumbest activities on the planet, the poster child for smoking, Eric Lawson, the man who portrayed ‘The Marlboro Man’ in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died of respiratory failure. At 72 years of age, Lawson fell victim to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease… Read More

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WATCH: World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Beats Bill Gates in 79 Seconds

Bill Gates might be the second richest man on the planet and an incredibly astute business man, but he’s a complete lightweight at chess. That is, compared with Magnus Carlsen, the world number 1 chess player who beat him in precisely 79 seconds.


Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Bill Nye vs Creationist Nut Special!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again: Glenn Beck Comment Porn! This week, we truly have a special edition of the column – a collection of comments from readers of The Blaze that are so epically stupid we’re wondering whether the site hasn’t been hacked by liberal trolls.


Matt Taibbi Wins Prize for Honesty in Journalism

Matt Taibbi explains why he went AWOL for two weeks in a surprisingly honest admission.

Andrea Mitchell: A very serious reporter

Andrea Mitchell Interrupts Congress Woman for Justin Bieber, Proves Irrelevance of Corporate Media

If there were any real standards in the news media, Andrea Mitchell and her MSNBC show ‘Andrea Mitchell Reports’ would be taken off the air immediately for interrupting a serious political interview with news regarding the arrest of a pop singer.


How Good is George Zimmerman’s Latest Painting? We Ask an Actual Art Teacher

George Zimmerman is releasing a new painting after selling the last one for over $100,000. To ascertain whether he really is the next Rembrandt, we asked an actual art teacher to critique his technical skill and creativity.

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Ann Coulter Goes on Bizarre Rant About Potheads and Heart Attacks

Ann Coulter believes marijuana should be illegal because her pool guy didn’t clean her pool in California one time, and regular smokers are good for the country because they die early and Ann won’t have to pay for keeping them alive later in life.

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Jon Stewart on Chris Christie Withholding Emergency Funds: “Old School New Jersey Corruption”

In a hilarious segment, Jon Stewart reacted to new accusations that Chris Christie’s office used Sandy aid as political leverage last night, slamming Christie for what he called “Some old-school New Jersey corruption”.