The Daily Banter
Missing Chez, One Year Later
I remember feeling pissed off in February 2017, when Bill Maher invited Milo Yiannopoulos on Real Time. As someone who'd followed his show since high school, I'd always hated when Maher would bring on some idiot Republican to do nothing but stir the pot. But at least many of ...read more
HA Goodman, Donald Trump, And Why Mental Health Can't Predict Shooters
Having researched the cesspool of the far left for almost two years now, there's few among its ranks more repugnant than HA Goodman. Formerly a contributor at Salon and The Huffington Post, Goodman wrote hundreds of misleading pieces claiming that Hillary Clinton would be ...read more
Facebook's War on Publishers (Including Us)
You may have heard the news that Facebook is going to be completely reorganizing the way people see stories on their newsfeed. This is horrendous news for every responsible media outlet -- including us. After allowing clickbait sites and fake Russian websites to spam users for ...read more
The Daily Banter in 2018: Now We Fight to Win
2017 was not a lot of fun for most sentient beings on planet Earth. As war raged in Syria, the EU began its break up with Britain and America got to grips with the lunatic reality tv star a minority of the population voted in as president (with the help of Vladimir Putin), those ...read more
Bantercast Episode 20: Ari Rutenberg, Co-Founder of The Daily Banter
In today's hilarious episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael are joined by LA producer and co-founder of The Daily Banter, Ari Rutenberg. It's an extra long show packed with banter about the beginnings of the site, the #MeToo scandal, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Donald Trump and ...read more
When A Far Left Lunatic Tried to Sue The Daily Banter, The Whole Hilarious Story
Editor's note: Initially we didn't want to publish this on the main site due to the attention we'd be giving Ms. Johnstone and conspiracy theorists like her. But it seems that the far left has now become so deranged, so devoid of human empathy and so vindictive that we felt ...read more
We Need Your Help to Fight Trumpism
Right now, we are facing the gravest threat to American democracy and global peace in over 50 years. This is not hyperbole, but fact, and we need your help to fight it. The rapid ascension of Trump and the blitzkrieg of executive orders he and his administration have rammed ...read more
A Big Thanks to Our Readers For Supporting Us!
As we wrap up for the holidays, I wanted to send a message of thanks to our readers who have been hugely supportive of our efforts here at The Daily Banter. It has been an exhausting, emotionally taxing year for everyone on the team -- we have done our absolute best to cover the ...read more
No Donald, You Don't Get a "Reset Button" With The Media
Donald Trump met with 25 television executives and anchors on Monday and according to Politico, told them that he would like a “cordial” and “productive” relationship with them: According to one source in the room, but he still aired some grievances during the off-the-record ...read more
A Message to Our Readers: What We Plan to Do About President Trump
Update: This was written just days after Donald Trump was elected and remains one of the most important pieces ever published on the Banter. Several months in and the Trump administration is worse than almost anyone could have expected. The administration is attempting to wreck ...read more
The Eternal Struggle For Original Content and a Big Thanks to Our Readers
UPDATE: We often get emails and comments asking exactly what is we do here at The Daily Banter, and this purpose of this article is to try and explain that and why we need your help to stick around. Enjoy! Recently, Digiday published an alarming article on the 'Winter of ...read more
Big Changes Coming to The Daily Banter in 2016!
2015 has been an emotionally exhausting but ultimately rewarding year for the team here at The Daily Banter. For those of you who follow us closely, you will have noticed some significant ups and downs -- from the evolution of the Banter Members program, the launch of our ...read more
A Note to Our Readers: Big News at the Banter
Banter readers, A note on some big changes coming here at Banter HQ: We are eternally grateful for your patience as we roll out some big changes to the site and the members section in the coming days. Going forward, we're going to be launching a weekly digital magazine with a ...read more
A Huge Month For The Banter
It has been a while since we updated our readers on our progress here at the Banter, so we figured our stellar traffic numbers in January would be a good time to do it. The past month saw almost 4.5 million unique visitors come to the Banter - our second best traffic month to ...read more
Best of the Banter, 2014
We've had a hell of a year in America, and The Daily Banter has been hard at work keeping up every step of the way. Whether it's dispatching Chez Pazienza (photo below) to a hotbed of racial conflict and police violence with no insurance or slaving to the point of suffocation in ...read more
What is The Daily Banter? Part 1: Humble Beginnings
(Pic: The Daily Banter in Dec 2007) As part of an ongoing series, every writer at The Daily Banter will be penning an essay titled 'What is The Daily Banter?' Given this was my idea, it was only fair that I go first (well, everyone else on the team took the other dates so I ...read more
So What is The Daily Banter's Members Section? Your Questions Answered!
Yesterday, we launched a members section and a campaign to help 'Un-f*ck the Internet' on The Daily Banter. Lots of readers have written in with questions, and we haven't had time to get back to all of you, so we figured it would be best to do a FAQ post. This should helpfully ...read more
The Daily Banter’s Campaign to UnF*ck the Internet!
Today, The Daily Banter is very proud to announce our massively ambitious Campaign to UnF*ck the Internet. With the explosion of sites like Buzzfeed, Upworthy, and all the other viral content mills flooding the internet with side-boob photos, annoying clickbait headlines, and ...read more
My Twitter Fight With Jonah Peretti On The Perils of Listicle Journalism
Last Friday night, I got into a Twitter fight with Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti about his site and the general state of journalism in America. It kicked off because of an admittedly snarky piece I wrote about 'The Wolf of Buzzfeed' viral video making the rounds on the ...read more
Yes, Mr. Kenobi, 'Sand People' Is Racist
My name is Tommy Christopher, and since today is my first day writing for this site, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself, and explain some of the trepidation I've experienced surrounding this assignment. When Ben Cohen and I first discussed the job, I ...read more
Tommy Christopher Comes to The Daily Banter
A few weeks back, Bob Cesca emailed me with the news that Tommy Christopher had parted ways with Mediaite.com. In not so many words, he said, "If there's any way humanly possible, get Tommy over to the Banter." About 24 hours later, Chez Pazienza emailed me independently ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Wrap-up
In case you missed it here's what we covered at The Daily Banter this week. Ben Cohen urged an end to the ridiculous War on Christmas. He also detailed how to prove a libertarian wrong, he asked the president to do what voters asked him to do, and he covered the dangerous ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag! Mandatory voting! Jerky Romney voters! Dumb Americans!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss voting laws, self-righteous narcissistic Romney voters and the dumbing of America. The questions: 1) I live in Australia and voting is mandatory here. In fact, my wife and I just had to ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Wrap Up!
In case you missed it here's what we covered at The Daily Banter this week. The big story was the third presidential debate and Romney's close ties with Richard Mourdock. Ben Cohen liveblogged the debate and called for John Sununu to step down following his racist remarks ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!!! The Second Debate! What if Romney Wins? American Psycho!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the second presidential debate; liberal reaction to a potential Romney victory; and which Romney son likes Huey Lewis and the News? The questions: 1) Am I the only one among progressive ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up!
In case you missed it here's what we covered at The Daily Banter this week. The big story was obviously the vice presidential debate. Ben Cohen live-blogged the event and followed with this wrap-up of blogger reactions. Ben also covered another exclusive about Romney's hidden ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up!
In case you missed it here's what we covered at The Daily Banter this week. The big story was obviously the first presidential debate. Ben Cohen live-blogged the event and followed with this analysis of Romney's "biggest lie." I covered Romney's used car salesman mendacity, ...read more