Women's Convention To Feature Headline Speaker...Bernie Sanders?
Five years ago, The Onion posted this: I bring this up because yesterday it went viral after the organizers for this month's Women's Convention (the same group who organized last January's Women's March) announced that their headline speaker will be...Bernie Sanders. Yes, the ...read more
THE MORNING BANTER: Banker Jailbirds, Rob Ford Going To Rehab, Shepard Smith Horseshit, and The Onion Takes On Buzzfeed
Happy Thursday! It's all going to be okay! Here's what's happening on the interweb: 1. Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis The New York Times did a nice feature on Kareem Serageldin, the only top banker to go to jail for the financial crisis (I assume ...read more
"The Onion" Draws Outrage Again, Makes Its Point Flawlessly
You'll be shocked to hear this but The Onion is pissing people off again. On Monday, the satire site ran a piece called "Redskins' Kike Owner Refuses To Change Team's Offensive Name," which offered a blisteringly clever attack on Washington owner Dan Snyder by hammering him ...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
Down the Outrage Hole (Again)
After the Social Media and Politics panel that we participated in last night at East Tennessee State University, Bob Cesca, Feministing's Vanessa Valenti and I -- along with our gracious host, "Comedy Fred" Poag -- sat down at a comfortable table in the bar of our hotel for a ...read more
The Onion Joke Was Tasteless, The Outraged Response Was Ridiculous
I had planned on waking up this morning and writing about last night's Oscars: the good, the bad, the ugly, a thorough blasting of the decision to turn the damn things into the Tonys, an at least tepid defense of Seth MacFarlane as host, who I thought was actually too ...read more