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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: 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.

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Matt Taibbi Wins Prize for Honesty in Journalism

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

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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.

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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”.

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Yes, David Brooks Really Does Hate Poor People. Here Are 5 Quotes to Prove it

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.

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Russian Youth Poll Shows Hitler More Popular than Vladimir Putin

Russian website ‘The Insider’ has reported on a rather disturbing political poll by the network “VKontakte” on the attitudes of Russia’s youth.

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Why America Needs to Stop Listening to David Brooks

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.

The US tops the chart for inequality

Astonishing Statistics On Wealth Divide Revealed Ahead of Davos

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.

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You know what? Go and F**k Yourself, Vladimir Putin.

“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.

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Glenn Beck Comment Porn: Michelle Obama Birthday Celebration Suggestions

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

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S.E Cupp Shows Ignorance on Economics, Gets Schooled by Real Economist

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.

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7 Signs You Are an Internet Troll

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?

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Astonishing Photo Shows Precise Moment When Bolt of Lightning Killed Woman

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.

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NYC “Devil Baby” Prank is Absolutely Genius

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

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What do Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald and Glenn Beck Have in Common? A Very Shady Business Model

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’.

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Quote of the Day: Ariel Sharon the War Criminal

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.