Chez Pazienza

Chez Pazienza is the Media Editor at The Daily Banter. Chez produced and managed daily content for WSVN and WTVJ in Miami, KCBS, KNBC and KCAL in Los Angeles, and MSNBC and CNN in New York. He has two L.A.-area Emmys to his name as well as a Golden Mic. He's been featured in and interviewed by The New York Times, The New York Observer, New York Magazine Online, U.S. News and World Report, The Village Voice, The American Journalism Review, NPR, the IFC Media Project, and Radar and Wired Online. In addition, he's been a regular contributor to Sirius XM's POTUS and Indie Talk channels and is the co-host of "The Bob & Chez Show" podcast with Bob Cesca.

Top Articles by Chez Pazienza


This Is the Real Ferguson

There are very serious problems here, injustices that must be confronted and should never be downplayed or dismissed. But there’s so much more here as well.

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Live from Ferguson: The Police Presence Is Still Making a Bad Situation Worse

Could the cops just this once, as a show of good faith, bug out? Not all of them, of course. Just make a show of sending the SWAT teams home or removing the overwhelming police presence from the center of West Florissant Avenue?

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Live from Ferguson: All Quiet on the West Florissant Front

All in all a calm, quiet night of protests in Ferguson.


Live from Ferguson: SWAT and a Storm Arrive

More media here than protesters. It was always going to come to this.

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Live from Ferguson: Peace and Pepper Spray

It all went from calm to chaos in a matter of a few seconds.

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Live From Ferguson: The Calm Before the Storm

For most of the morning it’s been a handful of protesters marching up and down the street chanting, among other things, “What do we want? A murder charge! When do we want it? Now!” It’s that particular sentiment that hangs like ominous approaching clouds over this whole place.

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On the Ground in Ferguson, Missouri

What we’re seeing here now in Ferguson, Missouri isn’t like those past insurgencies. This isn’t a full-on riot, although it has the potential to be. What’s happening here is like nothing we’ve seen before in that it’s felt like such a blatant abuse of authority on the part of the police responding to it.

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Like Him or Not, David Gregory Got Righteously F*cked by NBC

NBC once again demonstrates its special talent for turning the demotion of a star player into a humiliating media clusterfuck.

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Remember That Mike Brown Shooter Anonymous Swore To Identify? Yeah, About That…

Right on time “Anonymous” prove why they can be very dangerous. And not for the reasons they think.

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Al Sharpton Has Done Some Good In Ferguson, Now He Should Sit the Rest of This One Out

Sharpton is simply not necessary to make a point that’s already being made perfectly clear.

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Ferguson, Missouri Is Our American Nightmare

In some ways Ferguson, Missouri has become a nightmarish snapshot of America, circa 2014 — with hucksters and hackers and guns, oh my. It’s a gruesome social satire that would be funny if the whole thing wasn’t so damn tragic, with all of it stemming from a dead black teenager laying in the middle of a street after becoming the latest victim of blue-on-black violence.

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A**hole Todd Starnes Wants Obama To Offer Condolences To Cop Who Killed Michael Brown

Fox News contributor and professional asshole Todd Starnes is at it again.

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Oh Come On, You Can’t Really Be Surprised NBC Is Screwing David Gregory

This has to be some mistake. They’d never do something like this to David Gregory — not the NBC suits we know.

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Norm MacDonald May Have Just Written the Best Tribute To Robin Williams Yet

In just a few tweets, Norm MacDonald manages to perfectly sum up everything that made Robin Williams so great.

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If You Live With Depression, You Understand Why Robin Williams Took His Own Life

Imagine what it takes to convince a man of Robin Williams’ passion and character that life is an exercise in punishing misery and death is the sensible answer to it. If you can do that, you can begin to grasp how deeply depression runs and how tragic its impact is.

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Attention Gawker: Can We Please Cut the Gay Innuendo Bullshit?

Gawker Senior Gay Affairs Correspondent J.K. Trotter — the man who actually stalked Shepard Smith in an effort to get him to admit he’s gay — is at it again.