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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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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: New Nominee For Greatest Comment Ever

It’s that time of the week folks: ‘Glenn Beck Comment Porn’, our weekly review of the funniest/craziest/dumbest quotes from Beck’s prestigious online venture ‘The Blaze’. This week, we have a solitary comment that is definitely a contender for the greatest ever (there have only been a select few deemed worthy of the consideration).

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The 4 Questions Glenn Greenwald and Pierre Omidyar Still Haven’t Answered

One of the most troubling aspects of Glenn Greenwald’s new yet-to-be-named media company is the man behind it, Pierre Omidyar. The billionaire founder of eBay is a hardcore libertarian who believes fervently in privatization and the power of the free market, and will soon own a media company that purports to want to attack the establishment…. Read More

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F*ck Off, Donald

How pathetically predictable

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No Megyn, Jesus Was Not White and ‘Santa’ Did Not Exist

Fox News host Megyn Kelly discussed a Slate article on her show last night that argued that Santa Claus should no longer be portrayed as a white man. The sharp tongued blonde also asserted that “Jesus was a white man too”.

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The Right and Left are Ruining My Ability to Criticize Obama

‘Selfies’ at a funeral are the sort of thing you’d expect from Paris Hilton, not the President of the United States . Normally, the President would be due a snarky takedown, but not in an era when shaking the hand of Raul Castro during a funeral with every other global leader on the planet is described as ‘shaming the nation’.

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World Not Over Just Yet, Pope Beats Miley Cyrus for TIME ‘Person of the Year’

Civil society can breathe a sigh of relief: Pope Francis is TIME Magazine’s Person of the year for 2013, beating out the likes of Miley Cyrus to claim the mantle of the world’s most influential person.

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Dennis Miller, Comedian Who Used to be Funny, Tweets About Obamacare

There was a time when Dennis Miller was funny. Now, he spends his time baiting Muslims, insulting liberals and tweeting out incredibly unfunny jokes.

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Obama Shakes Raul Castro’s Hand in South Africa- PROVES HE’S A COMMUNIST

Finally, the proof the right has always been looking for back up their claim that President Obama is a practicing Communist: A handshake with Raul Castro, leader of the mighty military threat, Cuba. No matter that it was at the funeral of Nelson Mandela and attended by leaders from over 91 countries – the customary human greeting between the two men obviously means more than meets the eye (think secret plans for global Marxist utopia).

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Obama in Soweto: “The World Thanks You For Sharing Nelson Mandela With Us”

Leaders from all over the world gathered in a Johannesburg’s FNB stadium to honor the passing of Nelson Mandela in a rain soaked ceremony filled with thousands of mourners. In what was the one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history and watched by millions around the world, President Obama addressed the cheering crowds to give thanks for the life ‘Madiba’, a man he described as a ‘giant of history’ and ‘the last great liberator of the 20th century’.

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Westboro Baptist Church Planning On Sending ‘Our Smallest Children’ to Frontline of Nelson Mandela Funeral Protest

Westboro Baptist Church revealed their strategy to The Daily Banter for going to South Africa and picketing the funeral of the nation’s most beloved son. Needless to say, it wasn’t pleasant.

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‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon on Libertarianism: “Astonishing” That it is Taken Seriously

It’s high time Libertarianism is treated for what it truly is: a childish, sociopathic ideology invented in the halls of academia that has virtually nothing to do with actual human societies.

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Westboro Baptist Church Planning to Protest Nelson Mandela’s Funeral in South Africa.

Westboro Baptist Church has hit upon probably the fastest way possible to eradicate themselves from existence: Protest Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa.

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Nelson Mandela Tributes Pour In…..

One would hope that Glenn Beck fans would leave Nelson Mandela alone after the beloved figure passed away. Of course, one would be completely wrong….

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Paris Hilton Ends Hatred of Black Men in Honor of Nelson Mandela’s Death

If you’ve been overheard and recorded uttering nasty racist slurs against black people, it’s probably best to keep quiet when an iconic person of color passes away. Paris Hilton has called black people ‘dirty niggers‘, told journalists that “she can’t stand black people“, and  has a “one percent” rule against dating black men (ie. her boyfriends… Read More

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‘Madiba’ in his Own Words: 10 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela

Today, the global community mourned the death of the man who led an unyielding struggle to end the system of apartheid in South Africa and provided hope to the dispossessed around the world. Nelson Mandela, affectionately known as ‘Madiba’, died Thursday aged 95, was a unifying force for not only black South Africans, but human beings.

While tributes pour in from leaders and celebrities around the world, here is ‘Madiba’ in his own, inspiring words.

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The Unofficial Guide to the Best Monty Python Sketches of All Time

With the news that they are staging a comeback, the legendary comedians are back in the spotlight – and about time too. How good were the Pythons? Put it this way, their show in the O2 Arena in London sold out in 43.5 seconds. Here at the Banter HQ, we’ve been discussing which sketches were the funniest – a hard task given the hours of hilarity they bestowed upon us. Here’s our unofficial guide tot the best Monty Python sketches of all time.

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Glenn Greenwald, Pierre Omidyar and the Dangers of Billionaire Journalism

Glenn Greenwald and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar are starting a $250 million new media company promising to do ‘adversarial journalism’. Will Greenwald apply the same scrutiny to his billionaire investor as he has the US government, and are the NSA leaks now being privatized for profit?

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Can You Hear Me Now? Hilarious Letter to Verizon Results in Personal Email From President

Tancred Dickens, a Washington DC resident, installed Verizon Fios in his home last month, and to his dismay, got no internet access for nine days despite numerous hours spent on the customer service hotline, speaking to tech specialists and multiple visits from servicemen. In a last ditched attempt to get online, Dickens wrote a hilarious email to the President of Verizon Fios that amazingly resulted in a personal email from Fios President Bob Mudge and fixed internet.