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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.


Top Articles by Chez Pazienza

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Anti-Vaxxers Have No One To Blame But Themselves for California’s Strict New Vaccination Law

It’s staggering to think that so many people failed in their basic responsibility as parents and citizens and were willing to put others at risk in the name of groundless paranoia that the government had to step in and say, “enough.” But that’s how it is: the anti-vaccine movement, in its infinite ignorance and laughable self-righteousness, finally forced the hand of California’s legislature and governor and now the state has made the decision its rabid devotees were never going to.

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Franklin Graham Just Dropped His Bank Because It’s Too Gay, Moved To One That Sponsors a Pride Parade

Franklin should’ve done his homework before transferring all his money over to BB&T. Maybe that bank hasn’t yet included a gay couple in one of its ads, but as it turns out, behind the scenes BB&T is a huge supporter of LGBT causes.

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The Worst Responses To the “Worst Responses” To Caitlyn Jenner’s Coming Out

It’s relatively easy to determine those who legitimately have issues with transgender people and those who are simply experiencing mixed emotions as they process the transformation of this specific person, as this specific person happens to be someone embraced by the public in such a unique way. But, you know the internet — screw nuance and reason.

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F*ck Gentrification: Legendary L.A. Bar Defies Eviction, Refuses To Go Down Without a Fight

The owners of Bar 107, the last great dive in L.A., were supposed to close their doors forever over the weekend. They didn’t. Instead, they’ve decided to go down fighting in the name of calling out the problem of gentrification and greed.

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Indictment: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Tried To Cover Up Sexual Misconduct with a Student

Today comes a report that anonymous federal sources are confirming what many began to suspect: that Hastert was being indicted because he tried to pay out hush money to a man with whom he’d engaged in sexual misconduct — specifically, he’d had an improper sexual relationship with one of his students.

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Noted Smart Person Kylie Jenner Wants To Warn You About Chemtrails

Kylie Jenner has something very important she wants to talk about, you guys.

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The Duggars Deliberately Covered Up Child Molestation in Their Ranks

These are calculating opportunists who knew exactly what they had to lose all along, at every stage of this travesty, and chose to ensure that they didn’t.

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why You Should Still Be Listening To New Music After 33

From 33-years-old onward, you can kiss new music goodbye. This is what a new online study culled from the habits of Spotify users supposedly reveals. I can’t imagine having given up at that age.

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Elian Gonzalez at 21: Why Sending Him Back To Cuba Was Always the Right Thing To Do

The fact that Elian wants to return to the U.S. to, among other things, visit museums in Washington DC and get on Facebook shows that despite the hero’s life he’s lived in Cuba he still doesn’t have access to what he would have had he stayed here. The recent thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations — which it should be noted has enraged the hardliners still kicking around in Miami — may make it so that his dreams of coming to the U.S. for a visit come true, but it should never be said that the wrong thing was done in sending Elian back to Cuba with his father.

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That Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Horrifying, But That Was the Point

Its viciousness was precisely what made the scene work because no one could walk away from it saying that it was supposed to just be your average sexual encounter. It was rape, brutal and profound. It ate at you as you began to understand what was about to happen and it took the wind out of you as the audience surrogate, Theon, reacted in exactly the way you wanted to.

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Sorry, Anti-Vaxxers: California Is One Step Closer To Making Childhood Vaccines Mandatory

Thursday the California State Senate approved SB 277 by a vote of 25 to 10. The bill would eliminate personal belief and religious exemptions that allow parents to go around vaccination requirements and still get their children into schools.

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Special Snowflakes at Columbia University Say They’re Too Triggered by Classic Mythology

It’s time for another episode in the ongoing series Survivor: Millennial Snowflake Edition, in which a group of fragile children are dropped off at an exorbitantly expensive institution of higher learning and forced to fend for themselves against all the bad words and scary ideas.

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Dangerous Idiot Allen West Thinks He Was a Victim of Sharia Law at Wal-Mart

America’s real-life Gen. Jack D. Ripper returns.

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Thank You, Kelley Mitchell

South Florida news legend Kelley Mitchell died on Sunday night at the age of 58.

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