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Chez Pazienza

Chez Pazienza is the CEO of DXM Media, an award-winning television news producer, editor of the notorious blog Deus Ex Malcontent and the author of Dead Star Twilight. 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

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THE MORNING BANTER: Credit Card Breach, Final Solitude, Female Penises, and a Boy Band Smackdown

It’s Friday and that means your weekend is finally staring you right in the face. Here are a couple of headlines and internet goodies to pass the time until you can make your escape:

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Quote of the Day: Harry Reid Calls the Armed Men at the Bundy Ranch Exactly What They Are

Get ready for the right to shriek that Reid’s the problem here.

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Lawsuit Accuses “X-Men” Director Bryan Singer of Drugging and Raping Teenage Boy (Updated)

As with all cases involving sexual abuse, particularly the sexual abuse of a minor, those of us commenting on it will have to choose our words carefully until the truth comes out. If it ever does.

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Seth Rogen Smacks Down Nancy Grace, Speaks for the Entire Nation

Nancy Grace went off on one of her usual unhinged rants on Twitter, but Seth Rogen wasn’t having any of it.

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Cenk Uygur Just Took $4-Million from a Conservative Source (but He’s Still a Better Liberal Than You)

A group headed by former Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer just inked a deal to provide $4-million in seed money to The Young Turks. Roemer is anti-choice, anti-gay marriage, anti-Obamacare and pro-torture, but hey, at least he wants to get money out of politics, which is enough for Cenk to think he’s a-okay.

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HERO: Train Engineer Kicks Selfie-Taking A**hole, Strikes Blow for All of Humanity

Fake or not, what you’re about to see is a 10-second revenge fantasy for anybody over the age of maybe 35.

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It Turns Out U.S. Airways Won’t Be Firing Anyone Over That Vagina Tweet

U.S. Airways is doing the right thing by doing nothing.

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The Jewish Center Shooter Failed at the One Thing He Set Out To Do

Here’s the tragic irony of Miller’s act of vengeance for the perceived sins committed against his people: He didn’t kill any Jews. Every person Frazier Glenn Miller shot down in cold blood was a Christian.

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Ron Paul Warns That the Feds May Bring “Waco” To the Bundy Ranch

As soon as Cliven Bundy squared off against the big, bad Bureau of Land Management — instantly becoming a folk hero to idiots who romanticize the notion of armed insurrection against the federal government, seeing it, ironically, as an act of patriotism — you knew it was only a matter of time before either Fox News or RT consulted the legislative Patient Zero of this whole movement. And so it is that Ron Paul’s recent appearance on Neil Cavuto has begun making the rounds, with Paul issuing dire warnings of another showdown between Bundy and the feds that’s surely on the horizon.

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So, U.S. Airways Is Hiring a New Twitterer, If Anyone Needs a Job

If you’ve been paying attention to Twitter at all over the past hour you’re aware that somebody at U.S. Airways is getting fired today.

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Quote of the Day: Fox News Doesn’t Even Care Whether an Anti-Government Conspiracy Theory Is True

Every time we start thinking we’ve seen or heard the worst thing possible from Fox News, something even worse comes along. It’s almost unimaginable that words like these would come out of the mouth of a correspondent for a national news organization.

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THE MORNING BANTER: We’re All Gonna Die, the Kansas Shooting Suspect, and All New Batman

Happy Monday. Let’s give you a few headlines and other assorted internet goodies to pass the time and make you forget that you’re back at work.

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Jenny McCarthy Can’t Get Away with Denying She’s “Anti-Vaccine”

In an op-ed in yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times, Jenny McCarthy comes right out and says, “I am not ‘anti-vaccine.’” She then attempts to clarify her position, one she claims has been falsely represented in various stories attacking her. Unfortunately, what she writes is complete bullshit.

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Suey Park’s Response To Colbert’s Promotion Is Every Bit the Angry Rant You’d Expect

You knew Suey Park’s response to the news about Stephen Colbert would be good. You didn’t know it would be this good.

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No, What Colbert Does Isn’t “Political Blackface”

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that Ben Shapiro is behind the most ludicrous — and ludicrously pseudo-intellectual — of the freaked-out responses from the right to Stephen Colbert’s ascendance to the stage of CBS’s Late Show.

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THE MORNING BANTER: Sebelius Resigns, Kaepernick Sex Assault Investigation, Jesus’s Wife, Greenwald’s Back, and the 30 Best Musical TV Moments

Friday’s finally here and it’s almost time to trample some of your coworkers on your way to the exit. Here’s a small dose of internet goodness to pass the time until you can make your escape.

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Stephen Colbert Is the New David Letterman

It’s official: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as CBS’ Late Show host.

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Back To the Future: The Stars of CNN’s New Shows Aren’t Very New

As part of CNN chief Jeff Zucker’s continuing mission to “broaden the definition of news” until it’s not actually news anymore, CNN has announced that three new — though not really very new — faces will be joining the network’s lineup.