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Someone Replaced Benjamin Netanyahu’s Wikipedia Page With a Huge Palestinian Flag

At around 7:19 p.m. GMT, a vandal sympathetic to the Palestinian cause replaced all of the text on the Wikipedia page for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a gigantic Palestinian flag.


The 11 Most Ridiculous Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories

In honor of the 45th anniversary of the stupendous Apollo 11 mission, which, yes, actually delivered two astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, to the surface of the Moon, let’s debunk the top 10 theories that claim to prove the landing was a hoax.


Guess Who’s the Recipient of the Latest Grant Money from First Look Media?

Yes, Glenn Greenwald’s husband is the first recipient of the Press Freedom Litigation grant money.


It’s Never Okay to Use Death Photos to Score Political Points

If you can’t make your case in a convincing way without shocking your audience, you probably need to hunker down and work on your writing skills. If you can’t sufficiently explain why your cause is important, dead children shouldn’t be your fallback position.


You Won’t Believe How Bill O’Reilly Wants to Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border

Bill O’Reilly suggested that it’d be a fantastic idea to build a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border — just like the Berlin Wall.


Snowden Opens His Mouth Again and, Like Always, Something F*cking Nuts Comes Out

This week, The Guardian‘s Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill flew to Moscow and conducted a seven hour interview with the world’s most famous NSA fugitive. Seven hours is a massive window of time through which a bounty of crazy things can emerge.


The Daily Banter Mail Bag: Malaysia Airlines Tragedy, the Gaza Crisis and WTF?!

In this week’s edition of The Daily Banter Mail Bag, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the Malaysia Airlines crash, the Israeli-Palestinian conundrum and WTF?


The Worst Thing America Could Do Would Be to Take Military Action in Ukraine

The worst possible U.S. response would be to engage Putin militarily in Ukraine. A considerable chunk of that solidarity and, more importantly, the moral high ground would be wiped away.

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Oops! Anti-Immigration Protesters Mistakenly Block a School Bus Filled with YMCA Campers

In Crazy Arizona, a group of around 80 protesters including a Republican state senator gathered in the town of Oracle, near Tucson, after being tipped off by its sheriff that a school bus fill with migrant children was reportedly on its way. The protesters blocked a school bus filled with kids, but it was the wrong bus.


Congressman Gohmert Wants Texas to Mobilize for War Against Immigrant Children

In a floor speech that was almost entirely overlooked somehow, Gohmert went full Buck Turgidson, suggesting that Texas use the authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to engage in a shooting war to fight off the undocumented immigrant children entering Texas.


Protesters Carrying Firearms March Against Immigrant Children in Michigan

Some of the protesters sent a clear message to the, you know, children by carrying firearms. At least one photo of the protest shows a guy with a handgun in a holster while another man is armed with an AR-15, the Sandy Hook weapon.


CNBC “Expert” Says Carbon Dioxide is Just Like “the Poor Jews under Hitler”

Thanks to Princeton University Professor William Happer who, on CNBC today, cleared it up for us.


The Real Enemies Aren’t Undocumented Immigrants, They’re Rick Perry and Sean Hannity

During the current unhinged freakout surrounding immigration reform and, specifically, the Central American teens and children being held by the U.S. after having entered the country, the true threats to the U.S. aren’t undocumented immigrants, be they adults or children, but rather these two middle-aged white men.


Anti-Immigration Graffiti Fail: Giant Spray-Painted Message Hilariously Misspelled

An anti-immigration vandal spray-painted a message on the wall of an Army Reserve building and, yes, it was badly misspelled.


Greenwald Must Be Kidding, Describes Malicious Hackers as “Young Online Activists”

Referring to malicious hackers as “young online activists” is sort of like referring to the Bundy Ranch militia as “happy young Christians.”


Bill Kristol Is Finally Right About Sarah Palin: Impeaching Obama is Irresponsible

On Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, following a video clip of Palin in which she hamfistedly demanded Obama’s impeachment, Kristol observed that no “responsible” elected official has called for the impeachment of President Obama.


Sarah Palin Tried to Write Something Again and It Was a Bigger Train Wreck Than Last Time

Sarah Palin tried to write something again. For the first time in her political career, Palin has authored two op/eds in a week, and her second article is considerably worse than her previous effort.


A Response to The Banter’s Michael Luciano on Greenwald, Journalism and the NSA

The ongoing NSA debate continues in the pages of The Daily Banter. Bob Cesca responds to Michael Luciano’s assertion that Cesca’s latest on Greenwald and the NSA was “unfair” and perhaps “dangerous.”