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The Criterion Collection’s Ridiculously Comprehensive Olympic Box Set Has Never Been Cheaper

If the mixed doubles curling and the snowboard teen have infected you with Olympic Fever, the Criterion Collection’s massive Olympic documentary box set is down to $200 today, an all-time low price, and half what it cost when it came out last year.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Get Ready for the Movie With Comixology’s Massive Black Panther Sale

Just in time for the release of the film, Comixology just kicked off a massive Black Panther sale, with hundreds of single issues available for just $1 each, plus big discounts on collections from every era of the series, including the recent issues written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Washington Post Flat Out Lies About Republican “Fiscal Responsibility”

Someone must have slipped something into the water at the Washington Post to erase their collective memory. It’s the only possible explanation for this idiocy: Republican lawmakers in 2011 brought the U.S. government to the brink of default, refused to raise the debt ceiling, demanded huge spending …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Terrifying British Study Shows Trump Supporters Are Now Basically Unreachable

At the Banter, we strive to provide our readers with well sourced, fact checked writing. If we make mistakes, we correct them. Poorly constructed arguments don’t make it out of our editorial process (some of them mine), and we take great pride in upholding high standards. Why? Because in the long …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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No Tomi Lahren, Democrats Are Not “Salivating Over A Stock Market Downturn”

One of the tactics the right in America has perfected is art of smearing the left as being un patriotic wusses. When liberals question issues like guns, economic inequality, and immigration control, Republicans have learned to hurl as much abuse at them as possible for hating America. Don’t like …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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More Men Are Raped Every Year Than Women

By now, we all know the whole “one in four women will get raped” chestnut is a bunch of bullshit. That misconception stems from a 1985 Ms. Magazine survey conducted by Kent State professor Mary Koss—a hardline feminist who once declared “rape represents an extreme behavior but one that is on a continuum with normal […]

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Save $16 On the Official, 512-Page Breath of the Wild Guide

The upcoming expanded edition of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild official guide looks like the ultimate memento for the ultimate game. The hardcover guide is a whopping 512 pages long, and includes a 36 page atlas with the location of every shrine and Korok seed, walkthroughs for every divine beast and shrine,…Read […]

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Frank Luntz Wins Prize For Dumbest, Most Predictable Response To Trump’s State Of The Union Address

American corporate news culture is so boringly predictable that it never ceases to amaze me. To run the same repetitive schtick day in, day out, all year, is a testament to the industry’s limitless capacity for inanity. The financial pay off is obviously worth it though, and they do their jobs …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Conservatives Are Still Really Confused Over Why Trump Isn’t More Popular With Darkies

The Washington Post’s Marc A. Thiessen is deeply confused. After a full year of Trump making America great again, why is he so unpopular? No, seriously, he really said this. Despite a year of achievements — including historic tax and regulatory reform, confirmation of conservative judges, …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Reading Product Plugs From Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Industry’s Twisted Heart

In November, Uproxx editorial director of music Caitlin White published “Breaking Up In Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Own Twisted Heart,” originally under the third-person headline “A Writer Finds Loss And Rebirth In A Road Trip To Joshua Tree.” The post was a true original, alternating intense and writerly…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Far Left Conspiracy Theorist And Trump Voter Disgraces Herself on CNN

At one point, Elizabeth Lee Beck had a semblance of credibility. In July 2015, the New York Times reported that she and her husband Jared, two lawyers from Florida, had grilled Donald Trump in a foreclosure deposition. When they took a break so that she could pump breast milk for their …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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If Sanders Runs in 2020, He Must Answer Hard Questions Concerning His Finances

Yesterday, Politico reported that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has made his first overture to run for President in 2020, holding a meeting with his top political advisers last week. In attendance at the meeting were Our Revolution President Nina Turner, former campaign manager and longtime ally …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Fox News Is Having An Existential Meltdown After Confirming Trump Wanted to Fire Mueller

An amazing thing is happening over at Fox News in the wake of the report yesterday that Donald Trump attempted to fire Robert Mueller back in June of last year. Parroting the president’s assertion that it was a “typical New York Times fake story” hosts on the network immediately dismissed it is …Continue reading Continue […]

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Glenn Greenwald Goes Full Fox News: Rachel Maddow Is An “Intellectually Dishonest, Partisan Hack”

Glenn Greenwald thrives on being an asshole. Trolling the dreaded Establishment is how he’s convinced millions of progressives that he’s on their side even as he undermines everything they care about. For the latest example of this, look to NYMag.com’s profile of Greenwald in which he complains …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Erick Erickson Blames The Impending Death Of Conservatism On Trump

There are three types of conservatives today. The first is standing on the bow of the HMS Trumptanic screaming “I’m the king of the world!”, completely oblivious to the massive iceberg that’s about to end their world in November. The second sees the iceberg and is busy looting the ship because if …Continue reading Continue […]

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Bantercast Episode 25: Facebook Live Chat – Aziz Ansari and Bitcoin

In this special ‘Facebook Live’ episode of the Bantercast, Ben and Michael discuss the complexities and confusion surrounding the Aziz Ansari scandal and talk about the rise and fall (and rise again?) of Bitcoin. Is the Aziz Ansari episode a turning point in the #MeToo movement? Are all men a …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Strongman And The Conman

It’s telling that this comparison to Stalin was laughed off by commentators on both the far right and far left, once again proving the usefulness of Jean-Pierre Faye’s horseshoe theory that political extremists on both sides tend to resemble one another. After the comparison was revealed to the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Winner Of Trump’s “Fake News” Award Wasn’t Fake And Wasn’t News

When you combine the organizational skills of Donald Trump and the web expertise of the RNC, you get 2018’s “Fake News Awards,” — an event that crashed quite literally as soon as it was launched (via The Daily Beast):   The Republican National Committee on Wednesday night …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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