Media and Entertainment

Fox and Friends: Obama’s Plan for Free College is a Terrible Idea Because College Sucks

By January 23, 2015
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This is exactly the same incomprehensible flanking maneuver used by Erick Erickson when we tweeted that Obama’s sending more women to college where they’ll be raped on campus.

Ignorant Anti-Vaxxers Brought Measles To Disneyland (and the Rest of Southern California)

By January 23, 2015
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It’s the year 2015 and Southern California still doesn’t qualify as the Third World, regardless of what some Republicans lawmakers in the flyovers might think. Yet you’d never know either of these truths by looking at the latest reports on how quickly measles cases are multiplying here.

MEMBERS ONLY: Why I’m Glad ‘The Colbert Report’ is Over and ‘The Nightly Show’ Is Here to Take Its Place

By January 23, 2015
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The Colbert Report is over, and the reign of The Nightly Show has begun.

Say No-Go: It’s Too Late To Stop the Myth of Muslim “No-Go Zones”

By January 22, 2015
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This is only the beginning, I promise. When you combine our susceptibility to fear-based disinformation with our tendency to fixate on subjects that are easily memed and hashtagged, “no-go zones” is tailor-made to become the next big conservative night terror. Screw reality — everybody panic.

What Is The Daily Banter? Part 6: The Unexpected

By January 22, 2015
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It’s easy to produce comfortable, party-line clickbait and crowd-pleasers, it takes nards of iron to stand apart and to be unpredictable — to entertain, inform and essentially challenge our readers.

MEMBERS ONLY: The Mysterious Case of the Only Recently Mysterious Sia

By January 21, 2015
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At some point over the past few years, one of the most successful songwriters — and now solo artists — on the planet decided to hide herself while onstage. Why? And is her choice righteous or simply ridiculous?

There’s No Reason For Alleged Liberal Backlash To ‘American Sniper’

By January 21, 2015
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There’s a mostly-manufactured “liberal backlash” against Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture nominee, but American Sniper is remarkably apolitical, especially given its pedigree. It’s also a great film.

Needless To Say, Republicans Are Pissy Obama Burned Them During the State of the Union Address

By January 21, 2015
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Welcome to another episode of “Profiles in Butthurt,” this time our special State of the Union 2015 edition.

Donald Trump Was Being a Stupid Shithead On Twitter Again

By January 21, 2015
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Why yes, you can retweet my blatant trolljob of you thinking it’s sincere.

Paris Mayor’s Plan To Sue Fox News Is Satisfying but Stupid

By January 20, 2015
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On Tuesday morning, Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo announced that she’s planning to sue Fox News over the way it covered both the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the aftermath, including her city’s relationship with its thriving Muslim population. Man, would this be fun to watch. But, man, would it be really, really dumb.

Larry Wilmore Left Out Crucial Detail While Blasting Mugshot Targets On ‘Nightly Show’ Debut

By January 20, 2015
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On Monday night, Larry Wilmore kicked off Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with a biting bit about police violence that just skipped over inconvenient facts.

Bill Maher Erroneously Defends Rush Limbaugh Against “Baby” Liberals Who “Don’t Get Free Speech”

By January 19, 2015
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Contrary to Maher, petitioning Limbaugh’s sponsors to drop his show is just as much an exercise in free speech as Limbaugh referring to the president as a “little black man-child.”

John Boehner Posted a Buzzfeed-Style List of Animated GIFs and America Just Died a Little

By January 16, 2015
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That’s right, the man who’s third in the line of succession for the presidency posted a series of Taylor Swift gifs — and on an official dot-gov website no less.

EXCLUSIVE: Salon.com Not a Real Website, Operated By Far Right Hate Group and Koch Brothers

By January 16, 2015
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The Daily Banter can exclusively reveal that the liberal website Salon.com is actually a fraudulent entity run by an extremist right wing hate group in Iowa with links to the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch. After an extensive investigation and an in-depth look into their inner workings, financial history, and roster of reporters, it has… Read More

According To UPI’s Hacked Twitter Account, We’re Now at War with China

By January 16, 2015
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So long, suckers.

Al Sharpton Calls “Emergency Meeting” To Address Crisis of Oscar Nominations Not Turning Out the Way He Wants

By January 15, 2015
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This wasn’t a conspiracy. This wasn’t a clandestine effort to screw over Selma‘s cast and crew or Black America. This was a bunch of individual people voting in a way that left DuVernay and Oyelowo to fall through the cracks.

Israeli Newspaper Erases Women From Paris Rally Photo, But Are Americans Much Better?

By January 15, 2015
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The short answer is yes, America is better than the ultra-orthodox Jewish paper that edited women out of last weekend’s Paris unity rally, but a new Pew poll illustrates how little that is to brag about.

The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag Is Pure Comedy Gold

By January 15, 2015
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Selma squeaked into the expanded Best Picture category, but didn’t score any other major category nominations, and black people up and went like ’12 Years a Slave’ just never even happened.