Yiannopolous posted a lengthy defense of his comments on his facebook page, but with former friends and co-workers rapidly distancing themselves from him, it is hard to see how he charms his way out of this one. Could this be the end of the Alt Right's favorite troll?Read More
Yesterday, during that one-hour-and-fifteen-minute nervous breakdown he called a press conference, Donald Trump singled out Fox News specifically for a presidential plaudit. Specifically, he gave a shout-out -- almost literally, since that entire shitshow of a news conference felt like it was shouted -- to Fox & Friends, a show that's given him a regular morning time slot to talk about whatever he feels like for years now.Read More
It would be so easy to dismiss this piece as another snobby college-educated elite east-coast liberal rant against the "common man" but Trump supporters are anything but common. They're so far removed from basic reality and the understanding of how a functioning democracy works that giving them the vote is tantamount to giving a loaded gun to a toddler; they're just as likely to kill themselves as everyone else in the room.Read More
In this issue of Banter M:
Everything is Political Now - Chez Pazienza writes about the the infuriating experience of going to a concert and realizing that the performer was partially to blame for the election of Donald Trump. Is having a good time now a thing of the past in this astonishingly partisan era of Trump?
The Trump Resistance Isn't Reaching Voters Who Need to Hear It the Most - Bob Cesca writes about the frustrating inability of the rapidly growing anti Trump movement to get its message to Americans who simply don't hear the real facts.
Why I Support Betsy DeVos - Ben Cohen argues that putting Betsy Devos in charge of American public schools is a great thing, but not for the reasons you might suspect.Read More
"The narcissistic family is a vicious cycle. Unless you break away from it, you are destined to repeat it. But at what point do we stand up and say this is wrong? You’re a fraud, and a liar just like your father, who have you become? "Read More
Ten years ago, all it took were a few Lite-Brites with pictures of cartoon aliens on them to practically bring an entire city to its knees. In the new age of fear we're now entering, the past may be prologue.Read More
The Alt Right's self proclaimed "dangerous faggot" and Trump surrogate got a cold dose of reality when he went to UC Berkeley and was met with a violent protest. While once a fringe right wing internet troll, Yiannopolous is now the official face of Trumpism and is fast learning that his views are no longer amusing.Read More
At no other time has his ignorance been more on display than during his informal remarks about Black History Month on Wednesday. It was one of those moments when we couldn't help but to wonder why the entire nation, much less the world, doesn't stand up and scream in unison, "Holy mother of fuck! He's completely unfit to serve as president! Did you just hear that?!"Read More
NBC's shiny new toy, who just happens to be a conservative white woman, is reportedly going to replace two very popular black hosts. Because NBC never met a talent transition it couldn't screw up.Read More
"On Saturday, I ordered two badges with the word "JUDE" stitched into the middle of a yellow Star of David. When they arrive, I will be stitching them to my two winter coats. We've seen this movie before and I'm just skipping to the end."Read More
With her "alternate facts" Kellyanne Conway has proven yet again that she is a sophisticated and dangerous liar. Parsing her responses to the media in the coming months will be crucial if the left wants to hold her and the Trump administration to account.Read More
In this issue of Banter M:
No Mandate, No Respect - Ben Cohen sends a bold warning to Donald Trump: you get no respect, ever.
Welcome To the Idiocracy - Another of the more daunting aspects of the Trump era is the notion of its dropping the bar into a permanent new low, argues Chez Pazienza. And if this is true, what comes next?
The Fake News Era Takes an Even Darker Turn - Bob Cesca reveals some truly terrifying news about which media company might be given access to the president.Read More
"When a conservative finds out that I am a stay-at-home, they tell me to "get a job." Every. Single. Time. It's reflexive, they can't stop themselves. Part of it is an attempt to insult me as a man (as in, real men don't change diapers) but the philosophical underpinning is that raising children possesses no intrinsic value to society. You're only worth the money you earn."Read More
The immediate push to repeal his signature accomplishment shows that the Republicans don't want a transition, they want a repudiation. They see Obama as an interloper, his administration as a mistake, and his achievements as illegitimate. And so the only course of action is to strike him entirely from the record and drop his legacy down a memory hole.Read More
"As I watched the president's farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night, I thought about how lucky we'll be if we'll see a president of Obama's quality ever again, knowing that a colossal bag of gargoyles, complete with yellow hair and anus mouths, has been released into the world with little hope that we can herd them safely back into captivity."Read More