Media and Entertainment

News Should Treat On-Air Murders Equally: Show It All

By August 27, 2015
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There has been a lot of humble–bragging by news organizations about not showing video of the shocking killing of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, but no such restraint was shown in the murders of Eric Garner, Walter Scott, or a host of others. Nor should it be.

Another Day, Another Shooting

By August 26, 2015
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This is who we are now.

Joe Scarborough Thinks Only White Journalists Are Famous

By August 26, 2015
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Just how white is Joe Scarborough’s worldview? He thinks Jorge Ramos got himself ejected from Donald Trump’s press conference so he could get famous, when Ramos anchors a news broadcast that reaches more Hispanic viewers than all three network news shows combined.

Roger Ailes Has Had Enough of Trump After His Latest Attack on Megyn Kelly

By August 25, 2015
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Roger Ailes is demanding an apology for Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rant against Megyn Kelly. Good luck with that.

Donald Trump Is Of Course Calling Megyn Kelly a Bimbo on Twitter Again

By August 24, 2015
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So much for the cease fire.

You’re Not Going to Believe the Name of Subway’s Jared Fogle-Themed Kids Game

By August 21, 2015
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It turns out Subway had a Jared-themed online game for kids. The name of the game?

Norm MacDonald Is Not Having Any of Your Jesus or NAACP Tomfoolery

By August 20, 2015
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We’re all used to special snowflake college students getting all offended by edgy comedy, but Norm MacDonald?

Oh For F*ck’s Sake Stop Complaining About Difficult People‘s Tasteless Blue Ivy Joke

By August 19, 2015
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Someday the angry masses who seem to make up the entirety of the internet will find something better to do with their time than be pissy over every little goddamn thing. Sadly, that day is not today.

This is How to Fix ‘Food Network Star’

By August 19, 2015
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The only “star” this show ever launched was Guy Fieri, who is the answer to the question “What would happen if an Iowa State Fair deep-fryer fucked a Smash Mouth video?”

Can You Like Straight Outta Compton and Still Abhor Violence Against Women?

By August 19, 2015
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The new NWA biopic has stirred some polarizing reactions, but none more compelling than that of Sista Dee Barnes, the woman at the center of the controversy over Straight Outta Compton‘s whitewashing of the group’s treatment of women.

Donald Trump Has Made the Media His Bitch

By August 18, 2015
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It’s impossible to imagine anyone gaining ground on Trump as long as the press is keeping him afloat. And they have yet to let him down.

Straight Outta Compton Leaves Assault on Female Journo Straight Outta the Movie

By August 17, 2015
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The NWA biopic hit it big over the weekend, raking in $56 million, but the film whitewashes of the group’s treatment of women, including Dr. Dre’s assault of journalist Dee Barnes.

From the Vault: My Long Lost Interview With ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray

By August 17, 2015
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With the smash success of his NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, now seems like the perfect time to reveal my never-before-heard interview with director F. Gary Gray.

Debating Conservatives on Jeb Bush, Bernie Mania and Obama’s Voting Rights Act Plea

By August 13, 2015
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Watch Banter editor Ben Cohen duke it out with conservatives over Jeb Bush’s extraordinary claim that Obama is responsible for the predicament in Iraq, Bernie Sander’s extraordinary poll numbers in New Hampshire, and Obama’s call to restore the Voting Rights Act.

Banter Editor Ben Cohen Battles Extreme Liberals on Huff Post Live Over Bernie Sanders Protesters

By August 11, 2015
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Watch Banter Editor Ben Cohen go toe to toe with Jamil Smith, Senior Editor of The New Republic, and Every Day Feminist writer Jamie Utt on the Huff Post Live over Bernie Sanders protestors and the Black Lives Matter movement.

True Detective Season Two Was Written for the Internet and That’s Why It “Failed”

By August 11, 2015
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Can you really blame Nic Pizzolatto for expecting viewers to pick up on every single detail he threw out there in season two and recognize the importance of it? After all, they did last season.

This Awesomely Brutal Review of The Fantastic Four Almost Makes the Whole Movie Worth It

By August 10, 2015
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Spoiler alert: It sucks.

America Needs a Holographic Jon Stewart

By August 07, 2015
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Let’s make this happen.

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