MEMBERS ONLY: From Breast Feeding Hero to Far Left Lunacy
The Banter Long Read: You may remember the name Elizabeth Lee Beck from a New York Times story in 2015. She and her husband were questioning Donald Trump in a deposition and she left in the middle to use her breast pump to feed her child. (Word count: 1231) To continue reading ...read more
The Media Dropped the Ball on Felix Sater in 2016, and Now We're Paying the Price
With this week's bombshell reports from The Washington Post and The New York Times revealing Felix Sater's efforts in 2015 and 2016 to help Donald Trump build a Trump Tower in Moscow, a simple question needs answering: Where was the media when it came to covering Sater and his ...read more
"Fair and Balanced" Fox News Has Brand New Slogan to Troll Americans With
Fox News is many things, but “Fair and Balanced” has never been one of them. I used to find it bewildering that a cable news channel that so obviously plays the role of Republican mouthpiece had the gall to pretend to be unbiased - and that viewers bought it. Eventually I ...read more
In Major Show Of Weakness, Trump Will Only Answer Questions From Right Wing Outlets
Donald Trump held a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. During the event, the third he has held during visits from world leaders, he once again took very few questions. And the questions he did take came exclusively from right-wing ...read more
Trump Supporter Curt Schilling Thinks Lynchings Are 'Awesome'
Former baseball player and current nobody Curt Schilling took to Twitter on Monday to once again show America just how deplorable Donald Trump supporters can be. In a tweet that has since been deleted, Schilling shared a photo of a man wearing a t-shirt with a joke about ...read more
This Is the Moment That the Media Declares, "This Is the Moment That Mitt Romney Won the Election"
By Chez Pazienza: I love this tweet from polling savante Nate Silver. It really says it all. Last week I wrote a column for this site that took a look at the first presidential debate and contemplated its impact on the overall race for the White House. My main point was that ...read more
Chuck Todd Has No One To Blame but Himself
By Chez Pazienza: When it comes to the not-so-subtle art of spinning tantalizing link-bait out of thin air nobody's better -- and by better I mean more shameless -- than the Huffington Post. God bless them, they really know how to get you to point-and-click against all better ...read more
The Daily Banter Mail Bag!!! Fact-Checking Both Sides! The Election 2012 Movie! Punk Rock Frenchmen!
Welcome to this week's edition of The Daily Banter Mailbag! Today, Bob, Ben and Chez discuss the press and fake balance, the potential of an Election 2012 movie, and a bizarre marital situation. The questions: Why is the media trying so hard to find errors in the Dems' ...read more
Romney Refuses to Answer Akin, Abortion Questions
The Daily Banter Headline Grab (via TPM): Before Mitt Romney appeared via satellite on an Ohio TV station WHIO Thursday, his campaign told a reporter it would prefer Romney did not get questions about Todd Akin. Fortunately for the Romney campaign, Akin wasn’t on the WHIO ...read more
Mark Halperin Is Always Wrong
By Bob Cesca: When we do the list of names that occupy the rogues gallery of political villains, Mark Halperin's name doesn't often make the cut. It's chiefly because Halperin doesn't shout or speechify at length like many cable news talking heads. Make no mistake, however. He ...read more
Blaming Obama and Romney Equally
By Robert Parry: The hacks in the campaign press corps love nothing more than to frame their stories about bad behavior by politicians with a world-weary “both sides do it” sneer – even if both sides don’t do it or at least don’t do it in anything like equal proportions. Still, ...read more