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

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Religious Nutjob Ken Ham Says We Should Scrap NASA Because Aliens are Going To Hell Anyway

The search for intelligent life in the approximate vicinity of Ken Ham’s house continues.

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Surprise, Surprise: Greenwald Was Wrong About Why NBC Pulled an Egyptian-American Reporter Out of Gaza

So, between Greenwald’s theory and the one that takes into account the way television news actually works and sometimes doesn’t work, which do you think wound up being correct?

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UPDATE: NBC News Puts Egyptian-American Correspondent Back In Gaza

Just days after abruptly pulling him out, NBC has announced that it’s sending correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin back to Gaza.

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RT Reporter Quits Over Pro-Russia Spin on MH17 Disaster, Says She’s Tired of Lying

Another RT personality has quit — in part because of yesterday’s Malaysian Airlines tragedy and the Russian reaction to it. Earlier today, Sara Firth handed in her resignation at RT and announced that she was leaving, saying on Twitter, “I’m for the truth.”

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The Shooting Down of a Malaysia Airlines Flight Is a Disaster That Will Be Felt Far and Wide

It’s difficult to overstate just what the shooting down of a passenger plane full of innocent people means for the conflict in Ukraine — and really the world.

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Microsoft’s “You’re Fired” Memo Is Like Something Out of “Office Space”

You know that infuriating call to Comcast customer service that’s making the internet rounds right now, the one where the guy attempts to cancel his cable and is met with nothing but nine-minutes-worth of painful, frustrating obstinance? Well this is like that if it ended with the guy getting fired.

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Quote of the Day: Dick Cheney Doesn’t Care About Your Puny Facts

Cheney was once again talking out of his ass, making a statement he insists is fact without any, you know, real facts to back it up.

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This Insanity Is Why No One Takes Social Justice Warriors Seriously

Check your privilege and get ready for a whole lot of problematic, kids. Some of this stuff makes Salon look like Total Frat Move.

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Are You Really Surprised Undocumented Activist Jose Antonio Vargas was Busted at the Border?

As of this moment, Jose Antonio Vargas is in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas. If you’re familiar at all with Vargas and his status as the country’s most famous undocumented immigrant, there’s a chance you wonder why it took this long for him to finally be detained by the government.


Opie Returns To the Air To Talk About Life After Anthony (as SiriusXM Makes a Very Questionable New Hire)

This morning, Opie and Jimmy Norton returned to the air, hosting a show that now feels like scorched earth and uncomfortably addressing the elephant not in the room: Anthony Cumia, who was fired for going on a racist Twitter tirade two weeks ago.

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Bob Beckel Says “Chinamen” on Live TV, Continues Proud Tradition of Buffoonish Liberals on Fox News

“Liberal” Bob Beckel again opened his big, dumb mouth and said something offensive — which is exactly how Fox News likes it.

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Brazil vs. Germany Was a Case of Religion Vs. Science (and Religion Lost)

In Brazil, soccer is a religion. In Germany, it’s a science. Guess which prevailed this week.

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Todd Akin Is Still an A**hole, Says He’s Sorry He Apologized for His “Legitimate Rape” Comment

When the world was coming down on top of his head, Todd Akin apologized for saying that in the case of a “legitimate rape” a woman’s body can shut down its reproductive system and prevent pregnancy. Now with nothing to lose, Akin returns to say he was never sorry.

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Today’s Lesson: You Do Not F*ck with George Clooney

George Clooney indignantly tears into the Daily Mail for running a story claiming his fiancee’s mother doesn’t approve of the couple’s upcoming marriage for religious reasons. The Mail quickly backs down.

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Dan Bidondi’s Campaign Website Is Everything You Hoped It Would Be

Alex Jones minion Dan Bidondi is running for the state senate in Rhode Island. Or, possibly, for mayor of Geocities.