Chez Pazienza

Chez Pazienza is the Media Editor at The Daily Banter. Chez was a producer 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 as well as a Golden Mic. He is also the co-host of "The Bob & Chez Show" podcast with Bob Cesca.

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WATCH: Shepard Smith Has Had Enough of Fox News’s Baltimore Blame Game Bullsh*t

It took no time at all for Fox News to put a predictable narrative to the pictures it was showing out of Baltimore. Shep Smith, however, wasn’t having any of it.

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It’s Time for NBC To Officially Give Nightly News To Lester Holt

The Washington Post reports that an NBC News investigation has uncovered 11 more Brian Williams “embellishments.” It’s time to end this charade and just give Nightly News to the person who deserves it so both the show and the network can move on.

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President Obama Brings Out Keegan-Michael Key To Be His “Anger Translator” at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The most amazing thing about this clip is watching President Obama use the bit as cover to genuinely speak his mind on the dangerous stupidity of those Republican lawmakers who still deny the science behind global climate change.

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Why the F*ck Are We Still Talking About the Duggars?

Will their reign of terror never end?

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Let’s All Get Very Angry That a Fictional Character from The Avengers Was “Slut-Shamed”

So what’s “tearing the internet apart” today? An interview with two of the stars of the most anticipated surefire blockbuster of the season, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which they jokingly said something tasteless and insulting about one of the fictional characters of the film — namely, Black Widow.

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MEMBERS ONLY: You Are What’s Really Being Tested in the Outstanding Ex Machina

That’s the ultimate Turing Test then and it’s one Ex Machina¬†knowingly plays with: Could you fall in love with a robot? Could you love something that’s obviously not human? If you could, would it really prove that the robot’s A.I. had made it indistinguishable from a human being or would it merely be a reflection of your own attitudes and feelings?

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Here’s Your Very First (Leaked) Teaser Trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One

It’s like Christmas for Star Wars fans right now.

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Mocking Madonna’s Big Drake Make-Out Isn’t Misogynist or Ageist, It’s “Over Madonna”-ist

The reason for the laughter and the big eye-rolls wasn’t her age necessarily. It’s more her shtick that’s gotten old.

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Han Solo Returns in the Brand New Teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens


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The Saddest Song in the World

And that was it. That was what I needed. Just to feel cared for. All I needed was for someone, anyone, to be nice to me. It’s the simplest thing, really — it’s what you desire when you feel like every minute of your life is spent being attacked until you’re nothing more than a child curled up in a corner. I was so desperate and helpless that it was literally all I wanted anymore from the person closest to me — or really from anyone at that point. I wanted mercy. I wanted somebody to, please, be nice to me.

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In Just 60 Seconds the Political Press Proves How Embarrassingly Stupid It’s Going To Be Leading Up To 2016

There are reporters sprinting after something they’re calling the “Scooby van.” God help us for the next year-and-a-half.

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Jay Z’s New Music Streaming Service Is an Act of Staggering Hubris and It’s Doomed To Fail

The introduction of Tidal was an insane spectacle, a tone-deaf exercise in royal self-congratulation. And it took no time at all for musicians to turn against the service.

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Wait, You’re Body-Shaming Pink? Are You F*cking Crazy?

Pink smacks down people giving her crap for gaining a couple of pounds. Good for her.

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Oops, Wrong Brown Guy: Salon Still Trying To Hide Embarrassing Silicon Valley Screw-Up

Salon columnist Sonia Saraiya admitted on Twitter that she made a mistake. She quietly fixed the mistake in her column. One of the people who first called out the mistake says that’s good enough and doesn’t want to pile-on. But for the sake of posterity, and more than a little helpful irony, the mistake should’ve received an official correction in the piece rather than just being fixed on the sly without any acknowledgement that it ever existed in the first place.

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Chef Threatens To Cook Animal Rights Activist, Promptly Gets Fired

Professional chefs have a reputation for being desperate, tragic figures. Insanely overworked and consequently stripped raw down to only one remaining¬†nerve, your average chef is very likely someone who hasn’t seen a vacation or even daylight in years and whose only reward after yet another Boschian hellscape of a service is the ability to drink… Read More