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Russian State TV Photoshops an Awkward Smile on Kim Jong Un’s Face

Russia’s Channel One aired a segment yesterday about Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But one part of the news broadcast was pretty weird. Take a look at Kim’s face in the screenshot on the left. Kim has been photoshopped to look like he’s smiling. And…Read more… […]

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Russian Facebook Ads Targeted American Voters by Exploiting Racial Tensions on Both Sides

Last week, the US House Intelligence Committee released approximately 3,517 Facebook ads purchased by the Russians between 2015-17, meant to influence the 2016 election, all of which are available to download. USA Today conducted a study of the ads and concluded that more than half of them …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump is Obsessed with the Russian Pee-Pee Tape

Yesterday, the Associated Press published former FBI director James Comey’s memos from his meetings with President Trump. The memos reveal things we either know or have assumed about Trump: he’s petty, vindictive, obsessed with loyalty, and has an attention span that makes fleas look as …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Movie Russia Doesn’t Want You To See

Having satirized British politics (The Thick of It/In the Loop) and American politics (the multiple Emmy-award-winning Veep), Armando Iannucci has now brought his hammer – and sickle – down on Mother Russia in The Death of Stalin, a farce that not only lives up to his previous work, but goes even …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Trump’s State Department Has Officially Spent $0 Protecting America From Russian Interference

If Donald Trump did not collude with the Russian government to throw the 2016 election in his favor, he would no doubt be extremely alarmed about the definitive intelligence reports stating that the Kremlin is planning on disrupting the midterm elections this year. And yet Trump’s State Department …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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New California Movement Proposes to Split Golden State

Yesterday, Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed launched “New California,” a movement that would make the rural, inland part of California into the nation’s fifty-first state while leaving the coastal cities to their own devices (but keeping San Diego for themselves.) This is the third movement in two …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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If Roy Moore Wins It Will be Because of Russian Interference and Racist Voter Suppression

The Senate race in Alabama to fill the seat once occupied by Jeff Sessions is a microcosm of last year’s presidential race. On one side we have Doug Jones, a sane, good-natured liberal; on the other we have Roy Moore, a rightier-than-right-wing Republican who believes, among other things, that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Guess Where Roy Moore Got His 20,000 Twitter Followers From?

Over the weekend, Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore received a Twitter bounty many can only dream of – he nearly doubled his number of followers. 20,000 more people than before hit the “follow” button to read the thoughts of a man who lost his first judgeship in 2003 when he refused to …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Republican Congressman Rohrabacher Brings Holocaust Denier to Senate Meeting

California Representative Dana Rohrabacher, who never took a position the Kremlin didn’t like, showed his true colors again when he brought Holocaust denier Charles C. Johnson to a meeting with Senator Rand Paul this week. Rohrabacher, who previously called the Charlottesville protests a …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Julian Assange and Russia are Offering Support to Fringe California Secession Movement

Where there’s liberal democracy, Julian Assange will be there to undermine it. Last year he supported Brexit, and he has taken meetings with one of its strongest advocates, Nigel Farage. Then he took stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and weaponized them against Hillary …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Russia, Wikileaks and Ed Snowden Are Lying About Upcoming Catalan Independence Vote

As we piece together what Russian media did to manipulate our presidential election, utilizing social media to spread fake news and hacking state voter rolls, it is of the gravest importance that we not let them get away with this again. This past week, Russian media and Kremlin-friendly dissidents …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Putin’s Favorite Congressman, Julian Assange, and a Conspiracy of Fools

The Banter Long Read: A few months ago, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on tape joking, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” Although McCarthy apologized for the remarks later on, he wasn’t entirely wrong…. (Word Count: 1592)To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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