"I Find Her To Be Kind of a Repulsive Vulture": Jim Norton on Nancy Grace, the End of His Show with Opie, and Presidential Politics
Nancy Grace will never fully get the comeuppance she so richly deserves -- not for the years of reckless claims she's made, the morbid opportunism she's peddled, and the lives she's ruined in the name of keeping herself in the spotlight. Sure, she's lost her job at CNN, but the ...read more
Nancy Grace Finally Gets the Tough Interview She Deserves
Heroes live among us and rarely wear capes. Some, in fact, wear a Sabbath t-shirt and are willing to talk openly about their love of sex with transgender prostitutes. Enter, standup comic Jim Norton, who, along with his cohost Sam Roberts on their new SiriusXM morning show, ...read more
Members Only: The Witch Is Dead: Nancy Grace Is Finally Leaving CNN's HLN
If there were any justice at all in the universe, Nancy Grace wouldn't be able to simply leave CNN. She wouldn't have the chance to walk out with her head held high while nostalgically recalling her glory days at CNN Center like it was Tara and she was Scarlett O'Hara. To ...read more
EXCLUSIVE: Here's the Defamation Lawsuit Being Brought Against Nancy Grace by an Innocent Man
On Wednesday we told you about a new lawsuit being filed against Nancy Grace that potentially represents proof of the latest in a long list of ethical violations committed by her. The suit is being brought by a Denver man who claims Grace defamed him and did so under the ...read more
Dear CNN: Enough Is Enough, NOW Will You Fire Nancy Grace?
Let's try this one more time. It will again be a frustrating exercise in futility, but as someone who actually expects the media to be responsible and who cares, believe it or not, about the CNN brand, it's an uphill battle worth waging. CNN has to fire Nancy Grace. It has to ...read more
Why Cooper Harris Won't Get Justice From Nancy Grace and the Media
While the case of a little boy left to die in a hot car has gotten "curiouser and curiouser" over the last two weeks, a very serious question now needs to be asked about how the case is progressing and the red meat it's providing for some in the media. Last week it was revealed ...read more
Seth Rogen Smacks Down Nancy Grace, Speaks for the Entire Nation
It's always a good day when someone with some cultural clout decides to set his or her sights on Nancy Grace. Back in January it was comedian Jim Norton, who spent a good hour ripping Grace to shreds on Twitter, and last night it was Seth Rogen. If you've been watching Grace ...read more
Nancy Grace and the Death of Decency
by Patrick Perion *Trigger warning* Over the weekend, Utah authorities found the remains of seven infants, allegedly killed by their mother, Megan Huntsman. According to reports, she admitted to killing six of them by strangulation or suffocation. The seventh was allegedly ...read more
HLN's New "Millennial-Friendly" Shows are Everything You Figured They'd Be
Last week I posted a column here breaking down HLN's plan for revamping its schedule and rebranding itself as a millennial-friendly network with its finger on the pulse of social media. At the time, I speculated that given the fact that HLN is the network that's currently ...read more
The Social Network: Why HLN's New Millennial-Friendly Direction Is Likely Going To Suck
Photo: January 9, 2014 / Angela Weiss, Getty Images North America Once upon a time, there was this thing called synergy. The technology involved in producing and disseminating television improved at a rate rapid enough to keep up with the outside technology that affected it. TV ...read more
The Two Things I Can Always Count On...
It's occasionally difficult coming up with something to write about, a subject worth turning into a full column here. I generally publish four pieces a week at The Daily Banter along with several other smaller posts over at my own site, Deus Ex Malcontent, and I can't lie and ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!!! The Debate! Fear of a Romney Presidency! Fox News Versus Nancy Grace!!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the first presidential debate, the most feared aspects of a Romney presidency and the Fox News Suicide Channel. The questions: 1) I think we're all agreed on the left that Obama had a ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up!
Another big week here at The Daily Banter (our biggest traffic so far!). In case you missed it, here's what we covered. We looked at what Mitt Romney's fundraiser at Dick Cheney's house means for his campaign, and argued that Romney is now adopting the racist 'Southern ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!! Exiling Nancy Grace to North Korea, Romney's Dilemma and More!!
Welcome to this weeks edition of The Daily Banter mail bag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez answer readers questions on the Democrat's tactics against the Republicans in Congress, whether we think Nancy Grace should be exiled to North Korea and how Mitt Romney is basically, well, ...read more
The Despicable Nancy Grace
By Ben Cohen: In perhaps one of the most unsettling stories of the year, a 29 year old mother and her baby died within months of each other in circumstances that can only be described as tragic. Toni Medrano accidentally smothered her newborn son last November after drinking ...read more
John Stossel: Asshole
This will be quick and appropriately dirty. A couple of weeks back, Bob Cesca and I each put together a list of the people in cable news we disliked the most, then ran down our respective choices on our subscription-only podcast After Party. A couple of the names we both came ...read more
Nancy Grace, the MSM and the Casey Anthony Case
The incessant news coverage of the Casey Anthony case is another classic symptom of a deeply troubled news media system. I've only briefly skimmed the details of the case - it seems pretty horrific, and I don't pretend to know anywhere near enough to weigh in with an opinion - ...read more