Too Long; Didn’t Read: Questlove on “How Hip-Hop Failed Black America”

By May 02, 2014

Reading is hard. Having to plow through entire paragraphs is actually a mental exercise. To help out, we’re resurrecting a now-recurring segment where we give you the Cliffs Notes version of some of the best writing out there on the interweb.

The Best Insults, Offensive Statements, and Inanity To Ever Come Out Of North Korea

By April 28, 2014

The Telegraph reports that comments issued on Sunday by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK), the North’s state-run KCNA news agency, labelled South Korean leader Park Geun-hye a “crafty prostitute” under the control of “a powerful pimp,” our own Barack Obama. The statement added that Pyongyang is prepared for “an all-out nuclear battle”.

An Outsider’s Guide to Internet Love Hormones

By April 28, 2014

If you’re a regular Banter reader, you might have noticed our story, “That Which Will Not Go Away,” aka “10 OkCupid Profile ‘Don’ts’ to Heed If You Actually Want to Get Laid,” in our trending stories sidebar for lo several months now. But you’re probably unaware that the comments section of the story has been blitzkrieged by spambots probing for valid email addresses with promises of romantic reconciliation with lovers who have cast you aside. I.e., love potions.

Drake’s Lasting Legacy

By April 23, 2014
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Never trust a man that brings a lint roller to a basketball game…

Seth Rogen Smacks Down Nancy Grace, Speaks for the Entire Nation

By April 17, 2014
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Nancy Grace went off on one of her usual unhinged rants on Twitter, but Seth Rogen wasn’t having any of it.

Blood Moon Lunacy: How Televangelist John Hagee is Trying to Bring on Armageddon

By April 15, 2014

Not only does Hagee preach that the end of the world is nigh, he is actively working to make it so.

Kansas Shooting Suspect Praised Ron Paul, Said ‘Elect Obama’ in 2010 Radio Interview

By April 14, 2014
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In what surely won’t be the last revelation in the internet vapor trail of Kansas shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., radio host David Pakman has unearthed a lengthy 2010 interview with the man who would go on to be arrested for deadly shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. A lost-cause U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri at the time, Miller spent most of the interview ranting about the Jews, but also praised Ron Paul, and declared President Obama the winner in a game of “Elect, Deport, Waterboard.”

Will Conservatives Champion ‘Piss Christ’ to Defend Bigoted Wedding Photographer?

By April 09, 2014
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The Supreme Court disappointed conservatives this week by refusing to hear the case of a New Mexico wedding photographer who refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony in 2006. The wrinkle in this case is that the defendants attempted to carve out a distinction for people who “create expression for a living.”

Quote of the Day: The Supreme Court Just Screwed Us All

By April 02, 2014
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If America wasn’t officially a plutocracy before, it damn sure is now.

Yes, Mr. Kenobi, ‘Sand People’ Is Racist

By March 31, 2014

In between overly-elaborate Star Wars references, Tommy Christopher will be bringing insightful Washington, DC reporting, engaging policy analysis, and provocative commentary for The Daily Banter. Here is Tommy’s first post on his new home.

WATCH: Mika Brzezinski Berates Joe Scarborough About Flight 370; Is Awesome

By March 26, 2014

MSNBC’s Morning Joe, like every other ‘news’ program, is squeezing out all it can from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

But Mika Brzezinski seems to have had it.

L’Wren Scott Did Not Commit Suicide, She Was Killed by Affluenza

By March 25, 2014
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While it is obvious L’Wren Scott was responsible for taking her own life, there is another culprit at large that isn’t so easy to define, but is ultimately responsible for killing her long before her time.

A Question for Mr. Charles Pierce

By March 20, 2014

Esquire writer Charles Pierce believes voter apathy will mean crazy Republicans will get into office. So why does he unequivocally support Glenn Greenwald’s attempts to destroy the Democrats?

The GOP Tries and Fails to Pander to Hipster Millennials

By March 20, 2014

With Pajamas Boy memes still circulating in the GOP zeitgeist, the Republican Party just stepped into the same pitch, pandering to Millennials with a “we’re sooo with the kids” viral video of a doughy, unshaven Millennial wearing hipster glasses and, yes, a leather biker jacket. Evidently, this is a real guy named “Scott Greenberg.”

Millennial Alert: Former Obama Fan Girl Turns Ron Paul Devotee

By March 19, 2014
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Carey Wedler, a 20 – something resident of Los Angeles was once Obama’s biggest fan. But because Obama didn’t resolve the issues she cares passionately about, Wedler has moved on and wants the world to know it.

The Slow-Motion Suicide of Broadcast Radio

By March 19, 2014

While radio offers nothing particularly exclusive to its format, the internet has a virtual lock on everything worth listening to: every variety of music under the Sun and a nearly limitless menu of podcasts hosted by the funniest and most interesting talkers in the history of recorded entertainment.

This Is What It’s Like To Fly Like Superman

By March 18, 2014
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Up, up, and away.

Moronic Racists’ Appalling Reaction to Black Actress Starring in “Annie” Remake

By March 14, 2014
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Black Annie critics compare this travesty to a white actor playing Martin Luther King Jr. or Anne Frank in a biopic and one likened it to seeing Roots with an all-white cast.


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