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.

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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?


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.


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.


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.


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.