Posted on Nov 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Beto Shouldn’t Run In 2020, But Not Because He Can’t Win

Posted in Members Only, Politics

This week, outgoing Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020. Beto (one of the few politicians written about on a first-name basis), who took Texas and the nation by storm with his campaign to replace Senator Ted Cruz, has become one of the major figures in American politics, and many have surmised that he may be the Democrats’ best shot at taking back...

Posted on Oct 09, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Interview With Scott Carter, Producer Of Real Time With Bill Maher, Part Two

Posted in Members Only, Politics

Below is the full text of our interview with Scott Carter, exclusive to to Banter Members: Jeremy Fassler: Whose idea was it to bring Steve Bannon on to the show? Bannon had appeared on Real Time when he produced a documentary on Sarah Palin called The Undefeated, before many people knew about him. Any time somebody has been on, we generally keep in touch with them. This is the 16year of the...

Posted on Jul 16, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: How A Viral Meme Conned Bret Easton Ellis Into Leaving The Democrats

Posted in Culture, Members Only

Let me confess a guilty secret: I subscribe and support American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis’s Podcast. His show, titled “The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast” is an extension of the persona he cultivated through his novels and his Twitter account, and usually involves him ranting about whatever he doesn’t like in the current politically correct culture. He lambasts “snowflakes” and “social justice warriors,” and rarely brings anything valuable to our...