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Remember When Rush Limbaugh Declared The Polar Vortex A Liberal “Hoax?”

The right has made a denying climate change a centerpiece of what passes for their ideology for years. But few of them have made themselves look quite as stupid as Rush Limbaugh. The Midwest is about to be slammed with some of the coldest weather on record and people are going to die. With …Continue […]

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The Covington “Controversy” Is Pure White Privilege In Action

Over the last few days, we’ve been subjected to a grand “mea culpa” from the media who have suddenly discovered a world of nuance concerning the Covington students disrespectfully mocking a Native American on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. After all, if one watches the full tape, one can …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Here Are the Media Chuds Joining Fake Gawker

Gawker, a good website which was bankrupted in 2016 and then sold last year to Bryan Goldberg, a man committed to face-tuned photos of himself, creating shitty media companies powered by exploited labor, and spouting Richard Spencer-like bullshit about immigrant birth rates on Facebook, will be relaunched early this…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lou Dobbs Goes Full Fascist: Trump Should “Sweep Aside” Democracy

For the past week, it’s become increasingly clear that Trump is going to declare a fake “national emergency” to get around Congress because that’s the only way out of the corner he’s painted himself into. But just as increasingly clear is how excited the right is over the prospect of the President …Continue reading Continue […]

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AP Tweet Blames Democrats For The #TrumpShutdown

After last night’s ten minute waste of time masquerading as an Oval Office address, news sites put out fact check after fact check. Considering that Trump delivered his usual stump speech filled with the usual lies, this wasn’t that hard to do. And yet, the Associated Press managed to blow it in …Continue reading Continue […]

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Cowardly Republican Mark Harris Trips Fire Alarm Fleeing From Reporters

Last month, the North Carolina Board of Elections unanimously refused to certify the election of Republican Congressman-elect Mark Harris, who beat his Democratic opponent, Dan McCready, by about 900 votes. Harris, the only representative not to be seated when the new Congress convened …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Major Networks Shamefully Agree To Give Trump Free PR On Shutdown Address

The government shutdown over president Trump’s border wall is a crisis manufactured by one person: Donald Trump. Outside of his rabid base, literally no one wants the giant concrete wall he has been promising, including most of the GOP.  Unfortunately for the rest of the nation, Trump has …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Donald Trump Was Never Vetted Because Hillary Was “Supposed” To Win

Jonathan Chait correctly informs us that “Donald Trump Was Never Vetted” yet manages to completely miss the most fundamental reason why this happened: Everyone assumed Hillary was going to win so no one bothered. To be fair to Chait, this was not the only reason and he does an excellent job running …Continue reading Continue […]

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The Media Is Finally Realizing the Religious Right Are Theocratic Monsters

On the last day of 2018, there was a fascinating op-ed in the New York Times by Katherine Stewart that sparked an interesting discussion on social media about the religious right. In it, Stewart explains that the religious right does not, in fact, give a crap about democracy or the rule of law: …Continue reading […]

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Trump Exploded the Debt by 10%. Don’t Blame the GOP, Blame the Press That Enabled Them

If you popped onto Twitter this morning, you almost certainly saw the news that the national debt under Trump has exploded by an additional $2 Trillion in two years. That’s an astonishing 10% increase, a rate that should be unthinkable considering we are not in a world war or in a major economic …Continue reading […]

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Tucker Carlson Cites ‘Studies’ Proving Men Turn To Alcohol When Women Earn Than They Do

According to Tucker Carlson, “study after study” proves that women earning more than their male counterparts causes alcoholism, drug abuse, out-of-wedlock births, and prison. On his show last night, Carlson made the stunning assertion, rejecting the notion that rising women’s wages is a “victory …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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David Sirota And The Bernie Left Are Now Smearing Joe Biden Over Social Security Cuts

As someone who supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 election and thought he would be a better candidate for president than Hillary Clinton, I had to face reality when he was resoundingly thumped in the Democratic primary. Sanders lost to Clinton fair and square, and I immediately jumped onboard the …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Facebook Is Not Just Destroying Journalism, It Is Wrecking The Fabric Of Society

The number of digital media outlets completely destroyed in the wake of Facebook’s newsfeed purge earlier this year is unknown. We’ve experienced the devastating effects of their war on journalism at the Banter, and have been brought to our knees after they took roughly 70% of our traffic and ad …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Andrew Sullivan Wishes White Christian Men Were In Charge Again

Andrew Sullivan is a Never Trumper. He despises Trump and before that, he had begun criticizing the downward spiral he saw the conservative movement entering that led to Trump. But despite this, Andrew Sullivan is, first and foremost, a white conservative male and so he often finds himself unable …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tucker Carlson Is Spreading Grotesque Lies To Cover Up Trump’s Crimes

Perhaps feeling the backlash from his little outburst against president Trump, Tucker Carlson is back to doing what he does best: shilling for the president and protecting him from the liberal “Deep State”.   In a truly ludicrous segment on his show last night, Carlson claimed that … Continue reading

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Twitter Smashes Trump: ‘My Covfefe Was Smocking Hot Today’

In the latest installment of what unbelievably idiotic/untruthful/criminally liable thing did Donald Trump tweet today, the president produced this incredible gem:  Yes, you read that right, the president of the United States misspelled the word “smoking” not once, but twice. That means unless …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tucker Carlson Eviscerates Trump, Calls Him ‘Incapable’

In a shocking turn of events, Fox News’s preeminent white nationalist Tucker Carlson has trashed president Trump calling him ‘incapable’ and labeled his presidency a failure.  In an interview with “Die Weltwoche”, Switzerland’s most popular German-language opinion weekly, Carlson, who has …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Neo-Con Weekly Standard Is Being Murdered for Being #NeverTrump

To listen to the right on any given day, you’d think that conservatives are being censored on a daily basis and the First Amendment is dead. Just last week, far-right bigot Laura Loomer got herself booted from Twitter and handcuffed herself to the door of Twitter’s headquarters while wearing a …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Republicans Running on Racism Isn’t New, Stop Acting Like It Is

The racism isn’t new. This is who they are. This is who they’ve been since the Civil War and before. The party they infest changes every now and then (once upon a time they were, in fact, Democrats) but the racism is always there. They can’t give it up because it defines them, now more […]

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