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MEMBERS ONLY: The After Party Podcast: Cosby Allegations, Henpecked Husbands and The Newsroom!

By November 21, 2014
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MEMBERS ONLY: New for The Daily Banter members! It’s the totally NSFW Bob & Chez Show After Party — an hour of unscripted, uncensored conversation between Bob Cesca and Chez Pazienza about their personal lives, politics and pop culture.

Offended Guy Demands Everyone Stop Saying “Drank the Kool-Aid,” Everyone Responds Predictably

By November 21, 2014
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This was never going to end well.

Russell Brand Is So Full of Sh*t

By November 21, 2014
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Last week, Bill Maher took on Russell Brand’s push to get young people not to vote. Now Brand is responding exactly how you’d expect.

Quote of the Day: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Care If You Like His Opinion on Islam (Even Though You Probably Do)

By November 20, 2014
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If Affleck somehow believes that what he said during his now infamous row with Bill Maher and Sam Harris amounted to taking an unpopular stand — one that would “make people unhappy” in the circles in which he runs — he’s out of his mind.

Why You Should Become a Banter Member. And an Apology (Or Two..)

By November 20, 2014
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The headline of this piece is a bit of a giveaway in regards to its aim. We want you to buy a membership from us, and this article is supposed to be a way of convincing you to make the leap.

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Everyone’s Talking About Bill Cosby’s AP Interview, But Was Airing It Ethical?

By November 20, 2014
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The Bill Cosby rape allegations firestorm has already resulted in some questionable journalism, but the AP’s recent scoop is almost a humblebrag of yellow reporting.

Nickelback Shamelessly Tries To Link Crappy New Song To Ferguson Shooting

By November 20, 2014
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Frontman Chad Kroeger opportunistically attempts to tie his “revolution” into the news cycle.

MEMBERS ONLY: The Matt Taylor #ShirtStorm Fiasco and the Myth of Diversity

By November 19, 2014
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“We need more people like Matt Taylor in this world, men and women of all races and cultures who make our planet’s boldest dreams a reality because they don’t think like the rest of us. You give people like Taylor space to be who they are. What you don’t do is cut them down and make them tearfully apologize on national television because their attempt at self-expression offended the Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved on Twitter”

Story About Raven-Symoné Filing Molestation Charges Against Bill Cosby Is a Hoax

By November 19, 2014
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International Business Times and others get fooled… badly.

Seriously, What the Hell Is Going on at NBC?

By November 19, 2014
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but somebody just got fired from NBC News in a fashion spectacular enough to make news.

Quote Of The Day: Tom Friedman Has Another Solution For The Middle East

By November 19, 2014
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After supporting virtually every single one of the military interventions he now admits were a disaster, Tom Friedman appears to have reached a zen like state of wisdom where he now accepts that he knows he cannot know. Except he does actually know….

BuzzFeed Rips Off Its Own Ripoff Of a Ripped Off Guy Fieri Photo

By November 19, 2014
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The viral singularity is achieved as BuzzFeed copies itself and host of websites follow suit.

Can We Please Stop Mining Cosby’s Old Material for Clues To Prove He’s a Rapist?

By November 18, 2014
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There are plenty of reasons to think that Bill Cosby might be a rapist. But the fact that media outlets are willing to offer up alleged clues found in old standup routines does nothing but cloud the issue.

“Newsroom” Notes: The Only Way Out Is Through

By November 18, 2014
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This week’s episode of The Newsroom was all about this dynamic: youthful certitude in all its beauty and ignorance coming up against age and experience and the sometimes necessary, sometimes counterproductive prudence that comes with it.

Alex Jones Totally Lost His Mind Over Net Neutrality

By November 14, 2014
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At several points along the way, his face literally turns several shades of purple as he belches through what sounds like the last remaining shreds of his sand-papery vocal cords.

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the Defamation Lawsuit Being Brought Against Nancy Grace by an Innocent Man

By November 14, 2014
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The lawsuit filed by an innocent Denver man who was branded the Selfie Stalker by Nancy Grace is one-stop-shopping for anyone looking to understand how Grace has made a whole career out of being unethical and reprehensible. Want to see why she needs to be fired by CNN/HLN? Read on.

Salon Writer Can’t Tell the Difference Between the Quran and ‘Breaking Bad’

By November 14, 2014
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For Salon-style liberals, no explanation for violence is too stupid, so long as it rules out Islam.

Banter Member Update: Slowly But Surely

By November 13, 2014
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Firstly thanks to everyone for bearing with us as we switch to the metered member model. Very few of you experienced any problems signing up or getting access, so that’s a good thing. There have been some hiccups in regards to ads showing for pay readers and some trouble accessing it on mobile devices, but not for the vast majority (and rest assured, we’ll fix if for those who have had problems).