Top Articles by Ben Cohen
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Here are 5 quotes from David Brooks that prove, if you look a little harder, that he believes rich people are superior to poor people not just because they have more money, but because they are better people.
Russian website ‘The Insider’ has reported on a rather disturbing political poll by the network “VKontakte” on the attitudes of Russia’s youth.
In a neat, 800-word column, Brooks divides the world into responsible rich people and irresponsible poor people, and postulates that inequality has nothing to do with the wealthy rigging the economy to maintain their wealth, but more to do with failed policies towards poor people, who just breed and won’t work.
As the World Economic Forum starts in Davos, a recent report from the charity Oxfam highlighted the astonishing global wealth divide that now exists between the super rich and super poor.
“We are not forbidding anything and nobody is being grabbed off the street, and there is no punishment for such kinds of relations. You can feel relaxed and calm [in Russia], but leave children alone please,” – - Vladimir Putin telling gay people that they will not be arrested at the Winter Olympics, as long as they stay away from children.
It’s Friday, Banter readers, thus it is time for our regular installment of ‘Glenn Beck Comment Porn’. In this week’s edition, we look at a delightful comment thread on The Blaze where readers weigh in with their own suggestions one how to celebrate Michelle Obama’s 5oth birthday party
On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Crossfire, former Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (a real economist) got into a lively debate with conservative host S.E. Cupp (not a real economist). Cupp, whose credentials in economics include having a degree in Art History and being a guest on Fox’s Hannity, challenged Reich’s assertion that raising wages and supporting unions would boost the economy.
Whether in the comments section of a website or on Facebook and Twitter, trolls find a medium to attack others without fear of reprisals. The anonymity of the internet makes an ideal playground for their unrestrained aggression, providing these trolls with an endless supply of victims who will respond to their baiting.
So who are these internet trolls?
Newspaper photographer Rogério Soares caught a tragic, yet stunning moment with his camera on the coast of São Paulo in Brazil, capturing the precise moment when 36-year-old tourist Rosangela Biavati was struck by a lightening bolt while she ran towards the ocean.
In what appears to be a very clever marketing trick for an upcoming movie ‘Devils Due‘, animatronics experts rigged up an incredibly frightening looking baby, put it in a pram, then let it loose in New York City. The results are absolutely hilarious, and f**king terrifying: Sadly, the movie looks, well, crap. Perhaps they should… Read More
An email correspondence between Glenn Greenwald and a fan has revealed that his new site, ‘First Look Media’ is essentially a more sophisticated version of Glenn Beck’s gold flogging site, ‘The Blaze’.
Sadly, Sharon’s legacy was simply more extremism, culminating in the ascent of Benjamin Netanyahu – a politician whose sole purpose in life is to perpetuate war and colonize what is left of Palestine.
Sharon is being hailed as a hero by the Israeli and American press, but the truth is that he was anything but.