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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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Russell Brand Is So Full of Sh*t

Last week, Bill Maher took on Russell Brand’s push to get young people not to vote. Now Brand is responding exactly how you’d expect.

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Quote of the Day: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Care If You Like His Opinion on Islam (Even Though You Probably Do)

If Affleck somehow believes that what he said during his now infamous row with Bill Maher and Sam Harris amounted to taking an unpopular stand — one that would “make people unhappy” in the circles in which he runs — he’s out of his mind.

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Matt Taylor #ShirtStorm Fiasco and the Myth of Diversity

“We need more people like Matt Taylor in this world, men and women of all races and cultures who make our planet’s boldest dreams a reality because they don’t think like the rest of us. You give people like Taylor space to be who they are. What you don’t do is cut them down and make them tearfully apologize on national television because their attempt at self-expression offended the Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved on Twitter”

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Seriously, What the Hell Is Going on at NBC?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but somebody just got fired from NBC News in a fashion spectacular enough to make news.

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Can We Please Stop Mining Cosby’s Old Material for Clues To Prove He’s a Rapist?

There are plenty of reasons to think that Bill Cosby might be a rapist. But the fact that media outlets are willing to offer up alleged clues found in old standup routines does nothing but cloud the issue.

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“Newsroom” Notes: The Only Way Out Is Through

This week’s episode of The Newsroom was all about this dynamic: youthful certitude in all its beauty and ignorance coming up against age and experience and the sometimes necessary, sometimes counterproductive prudence that comes with it.

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Quote of the Day: There… There’s Your Tearful Apology for That Stupid F*cking Shirt the Comet Scientist Wore

You may not recognize Matt Taylor’s name but you almost certainly know his accomplishment from earlier this week. Oh, and if you’re a petty little asshole, you’ve been dwelling on his bowling shirt and bitching about it on the internet.

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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the Defamation Lawsuit Being Brought Against Nancy Grace by an Innocent Man

The lawsuit filed by an innocent Denver man who was branded the Selfie Stalker by Nancy Grace is one-stop-shopping for anyone looking to understand how Grace has made a whole career out of being unethical and reprehensible. Want to see why she needs to be fired by CNN/HLN? Read on.

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Dear CNN: Enough Is Enough, NOW Will You Fire Nancy Grace?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Nancy Grace is once again being sued for defamation.

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Mark Zuckerberg Not Caring What He Wears Is Somehow Sexist Now

Somebody’s bucking for a job at Salon.

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The Court of Public Opinion v. Bill Cosby

There’s a reason the court of public opinion isn’t allowed to make rulings, decide cases and send people to prison. There’s a reason it’s considered so toxic to the pursuit of actual justice that jurors are often shielded from it and judges will move legal proceedings to avoid its influence.

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“Newsroom” Notes: Now, Sorkin Finally Starts To Get It Right

Aaron Sorkin’s much-maligned HBO drama returns for its final six episodes and with a renewed sense of purpose.

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What the F*ck Did Adult Swim Air Last Night?

This is what drugs feel like.

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Shoot To Kill: “Nightcrawler” Hits Local TV News Right Between the Eyes

Nightcrawler functions as a kind of Network for the new millennium, taking a razor-sharp satirical blade to the entire “if it bleeds it leads” ethos by amping it up to ludicrous heights. Here’s the reality behind it.