The Conservative Bullsh*t Artist's Guide To Denying Climate Change
A deeply disturbing report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change released this week has sent shockwaves around the world. The report warns of chronic food shortages, uncontrollable wildfires, and the mass extinction of coral reefs within the next two ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: How The Myth of the 'Liberal Media' Destroyed American Democracy
The Banter Long Read: I knew going into the 2016 election that the press was going to give Hillary a hard time. If I'd read 2003's What Liberal Bias? before the election, I would have know Hillary was going to lose before she even officially announced.... To continue reading ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Millennials Want a Third Party. Here's What That Says About Our Education System.
The Millennials cannot practice what they are not taught, and over the last twenty years, middle school and high school civics classes have fallen at disturbing rates... To continue reading this article, please go here. You'll get unrestricted access to all our member's content, ...read more
Republicans Already Promising To Investigate President Clinton, Proving They're Dangerously Stupid
Most of us know the well-worn, not-quite-a-cliche saying about the definition of insanity. But Republicans either haven't heard or don't care because they're ready to investigate President Clinton for the next 8 years: SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Jason Chaffetz, the Utah congressman ...read more
Paul Krugman: Gore vs Bush is "Happening Again"
Paul Krugman decries the "increasingly bizarre" media coverage of Hillary Clinton's supposed scandals, and urges journalists "to ask whether they are reporting facts or simply engaging in innuendo, and urge the public to read with a critical eye." The major problem with the ...read more
Is Al Jazeera America Just Going To Be More of the Same?
Like most people who appreciate the necessity of independent media outlets, it was personally frustrating to watch Current TV go under back at the beginning of the year. You don't have to agree with every point-of-view presented by a news organization to value its freedom to ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag! The Fiscal Cliff Deal! Current TV! Biden and the NRA!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the Fiscal Cliff Deal, Current TV sold to Al Jazeera, and the NRA is really pissed off. The questions: 1) Neither political party is happy with the deal that was cut regarding the ...read more
Risking a Repeat of Election 2000
By Robert Parry: When I look at Election 2012, I am reminded of eerie parallels to Election 2000. In both cases, imperfect Democratic presidents had made progress righting the American ship of state, improving the economy, reducing levels of violence abroad and demonstrating ...read more
Models Show Marco Rubio Would be Romney's Best VP Pick by Far
From the Guardian: Florida senator Marco Rubio is the clear favourite to become Mitt Romney's vice-presidential running-mate, according to associate professor Jody Baumgartner who runs a model to help predict vice-presidential picks. Baumgartner's forecast comes as ABC ...read more
A Reality Check in the Progressive Civil War
By Bob Cesca: There's a "cold" civil war among progressives that's always existed, but it's been rapidly heating up since the earliest days of the 2008 campaign. The most visible front of this feud is taking place between prominent bloggers, on Twitter and, well, right here on ...read more
GOP Five’s Code: ‘Power Is Power’
By Robert Parry: As the Republican-controlled Supreme Court gets to work writing its opinion on the Affordable Care Act – with many observers expecting that the five GOP justices will strike the law down – it’s worth recalling how a similar batch of Republican justices twisted ...read more
Keith Olbermann to Sue Current TV for $70 Million
Keith Olbermann has just sued Current TV ... claiming the network violated his contract, torpedoed his show ... and still owes him up to $70 million in unpaid compensation. In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ, Keith says, "After being enticed to leave MSNBC and ...read more
Exclusive Keith Olbermann Interview
Image by afagen via Flickr On Friday, I got the chance to speak with Keith Olbermann about his new TV show 'Count Down with Keith Olbermann' that will be aired at 8pm ET on Current TV. Olbermann spoke to a select few bloggers about the show and discussed what he hoped to achieve ...read more
How Dumb Is Newsbusters?
Nancy Pelosi gives (deserved) credit to Al Gore for how the modern Internet developed at Netroots Nation, and Newsbusters explodes with the dumb. See, Al Gore didn't invent the Internet and he is NOT responsible for any of the technology that is connected with it. Not a single ...read more
On CNN, Donna Brazille just joked that when Al Gore came to her about vice presidential running mates her first thought was Tina Turner. Seriously though, this would have been a much better choice than Joe Lieberman. Turner is world famous personality with cross-generational ...read more
How Conservatives Lie: Glenn Beck Edition
Glenn Beck has been trying to make a name for himself via books and his CNN show in bringing some kind of counter to Al Gore's global warming advocacy. The problem is Gore is working with science and facts and Beck is using the tools conservatives always use: horse manure. From ...read more
Al Gore has an op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Our home — Earth — is in danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings. Without realizing the consequences of our actions, we have begun to ...read more
Gore-El In The Hall Of Justice
In my head I see secret handshakes, cool (biodegradable) costumes, and a giant computer screen monitoring the entire globe. But that's just me. Friends of Al Gore have secretly started assembling a campaign team in preparation for the former American vice-president to make a ...read more
The Key Issue In Al Gore's Global Warming Testimony
I was quite proud of Al Gore today for refusing to bend to the global warming deniers by giving their unscientific arguments any quarter. ”The planet has a fever,” Gore said. ”If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you ...read more
Al Gore @ The Oscars
First off, the Dicaprio-Gore bit was hilarious (see cons, you go for the funny first, not the preaching or else it wouldn't work). And kudos to Al Gore for taking awareness of the global climate crisis to a new level, no matter what the deniers mumble about. ...read more