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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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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.

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Woody Allen’s Side of the Dylan Farrow Abuse Allegation Back in 1992

Woody Allen defended himself against allegations of molestation in an unfiltered interview on 60 Minutes in 1992.

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9/11 Truth Idiots Come Back for Super Bowl

Much to the annoyance of rational people everywhere, the 9/11 Truth Movement made a comeback last night at a Super Bowl news conference with Most Valuable Player Malcom Smith.

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Obama’s Communist Retirement Plan

It’s that time, ladies and gents: your weekly edition of the dark side of the internet, otherwise known as the comments section on Glenn Beck’s website ‘The Blaze’. This week, we take a look at the discussions readers had on an article discussing a program backed by President Obama to help low-income earners save for retirement.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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?