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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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People Saying “I Hate U2″ in Response To Free Album Isn’t as Much Fun as Kids Saying “Who Is U2?”

Even if you don’t much like Songs of Innocence, there’s at least one good thing that can come out of all this: the chance it gives us to laugh at largely illiterate kids who are just losing their fucking minds because they have no idea who U2 even is and certainly don’t want them anywhere near their iPhones.

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The Media Should’ve Known Better Than To Just Run with the Story Told by Danièle Watts and Brian Lucas

Even before holes started being shot clean through Watts and Lucas’s story, much of the press was simply going with it like it was part of an official press release. This happened even though there were always problems with it.

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Here’s the Entire “Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities” To Make Your Day

Telling you about the Satanic Temple’s latest “screw you” to conservative Christians who violate the separation of church and state isn’t as much fun as showing it to you.

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By Not Vaccinating, Wealthy SoCal Parents May Be Putting Kids in Danger (Including Mine)

An investigation done by The Hollywood Reporter shows that some of the wealthiest areas of Los Angeles have some of the lowest vaccination rates. So low that they rival South Sudan. It’s helping lead to an epidemic of new whooping cough cases — and now that my daughter lives in Southern California, it’s exactly the kind of thing I worry about.

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Satanism Is Coming To Florida Schools Because Christian Zealots are Dumb

With the door having been swung wide open by Christians intent on pushing their agenda within the neutral zone of public school, the professional provocateurs of the Satanic Temple in New York City have stepped in to take advantage of their comical short-sightedness.

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Sorry, but the Police Did Nothing Wrong by Detaining Danièle Watts

Not every incident deserves to be a flashpoint for our finely honed outrage. And this one absolutely doesn’t.

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A Republican Congressman Admits It: The GOP Plans To Slam Obama on ISIS No Matter What

It was always going to be easy to write something today about the hypocrisy of conservatives in their responses to President Obama’s ISIS address last night. Thankfully, the GOP is making it even easier.

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13 Years On: 9/11 in Two Parts

Never forget? It would be impossible to, no matter who you are.

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Dear Phil Robertson: Just Come Out of the Closet Already

The Duck Dynasty star can’t shut up about the gays. I wonder why.

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No One Can Speak for Janay Rice but Janay Rice

You or I may think Ray Rice is an irredeemable piece of shit, but neither of us gets to make the decision to stay with him or leave him. Nor should we in any way be judging Janay Rice for what she does or doesn’t do right now and going forward.

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Fox News’s “Apology” for Joking About the Ray Rice Video Was Exactly What You’d Expect

Oh, come on. You didn’t really think Fox News was going to say it was sorry, did you?

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The Best and Worst Responses To the Shocking Video of Ray Rice Knocking Out His Wife

There are some strong opinions out there. Some are smart and incisive; others are, predictably, just fucking painful.

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EVERYBODY PANIC: Possible Ebola Case in Miami

Of course the complete breakdown of American society and the death of every single one of us would begin in Miami.