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HA Goodman Loses Debate To QAnon Guy

Over the past few years, the Banter has intermittently covered internet troll HA Goodman, a case study in what happens on the political fringes in America.  Goodman originally wrote hundreds of articles claiming Hillary Clinton would be indicted. Since then, he has evolved (or …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Far Cry 5 Players Hoped The Game Was Changing Seasons, But The Truth Is Different 

Far Cry 5 finally got a new game plus mode last week along with its third and final DLC, a set of brief new zombie missions. The new additions have inspired players, always looking for mysteries in the game’s fictional open world of Hope County, Montana, to desperately search for signs the game may be […]

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The Blood Ritual That Lives on YouTube

Phoebe Rosa Castillo did her first Blood Over Intent ritual in August 2017. Draped in white fabric, the altar in her North Hollywood, Los Angeles apartment featured crystals facing North, a crucible pointing East, a candle to the South, and an arrangement of seashells marking West. Castillo, 27, spent about a month…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: My Depressing Conversation With Matt Taibbi

I’ve long been an admirer of Matt Taibbi’s journalism and writing style — so much so that it helped inspired me to become a writer myself. Early on as a writer, I would read as much of his work as I could, quote him at length in pieces I struggled to find the right words for, […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Confessions Of Trump Health Truther

Rarely do I ever complain about my work. Frankly, I feel quite lucky that I get to do what I love every day. However, sometimes it’s a lonely job, observing American politics and reporting back to you about what I’m seeing. The specific downside is that I’ll occasionally sift through a series of …Continue reading […]

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A New Theory On The Russian Spy Poisoning Affair: The Neoliberals Did It

Ok, hear me out on this:  Great Britain was in fact behind the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury last month because the UK government is actively trying to foment war with Russia. Why? Because in her weakened state over the Brexit disaster, Theresa May is looking for an …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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The Daily Banter: “Despicable, Lying Scumbags, Suburban Gangstas, And Martin Shrkreli Wannabes”

I guess I’ll have to respond to some of the major points in internet conspiracy theorist Caitlin Johnstone’s latest assault on The Daily Banter, but not before doing a rundown of her hilarious insults in her response to Jeremy Fassler’s piece calling out leftist media outlets for citing her work …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Homeland Security Thinks DJI Is Using Its Drones to Spy on America

Various members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, are famous for buying into crazy conspiracy theories. Now, the Los Angeles office of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come up with a whopper of its own. These guys think China is spying on unsuspecting…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Sean Hannity Shows How Low the Bar is For Conservative Christian Morality

The entire basis for Fox News host Sean Hannity’s existence is the moral superiority he has assigned himself by virtue of his religion and political affiliation. Hannity has spent decades hammering liberals for their godless depravity, extolling the moral virtues of the Christian deity, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Watching The Eclipse On Twitch And Freaking Out

Some people are out there chasing today’s eclipse outside, sometimes in a different state or country. Plenty of people are choosing to stay inside and watch the eclipse online, though, with the company of thousands of other strangers screaming into a ridiculous chat room.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Watching The Eclipse On Twitch And Freaking Out

Some people are out there chasing today’s eclipse outside, sometimes in a different state or country. Plenty of people are choosing to stay inside and watch the eclipse online, though, with the company of thousands of other strangers screaming into a ridiculous chat room.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Alex Jones is a Problem, But America’s Ignorance is an Even Bigger One

After a tumultuous week that included calls for boycotts, advertisers dropping out, and a leaked recording of a pre-interview phone call, Megan Kelly’s 17-minute special on Alex Jones finally aired. Kelly was more than critical during her questioning of the radio host and InfoWars founder, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Caitlin Johnstone: Anatomy of an Alt-Left Conspiracy Nut

Over the past few days, myself and Banter writer Jeremy Fassler has been engaged in a war of words with far left, self described “rogue” journalist Caitlin Johnstone. Fassler mentioned Johnstone, a writer and one-time astrologer from Melbourne, Australia, as an example of the increasing insane …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Kim Dotcom Says FBI File About Seth Rich is Fake, But He Won’t Delete It From Twitter

Have you seen that FBI file, purporting to be about the death of DNC staffer Seth Rich? Kim Dotcom, who thrust himself into the story recently by telling Sean Hannity that he had evidence Rich had sent documents to Wikileaks, published the document on Twitter, helping to spread it online. Dotcom now acknowledges that…Read more… […]

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