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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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Honey Boo Boo & the Palins: Different Families, Same Redneck Reality Show Drama

Honey Boo Boo’s mom defends herself as her reality show is canceled. Sarah Palin defends her clan in the wake of a drunken brawl. Same shit, different families.

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Ebola Fulfills Its Viral Destiny and Arrives in New York City

A New York City doctor who recently returned from Guinea where he was treating Ebola patients has just been diagnosed with the disease, becoming the city’s first official case of it.

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The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer Is Here and It Is Awesome

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Prepare Yourself: Officer Darren Wilson Probably Won’t Be Charged for Shooting Mike Brown

Yesterday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the results of the official autopsy performed on Mike Brown in the immediate aftermath of his shooting on August 7th of this year. Among the findings: there was a “significant altercation” at Officer Darren Wilson’s car and Brown appeared to have tried to grab the gun from out of his hand.

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There Will Never Be Another Ben Bradlee

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee was a titan of real journalism and a constant reminder of the good it can do.

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Bristol Palin Says She Was Called a C*nt, Had Her $300 Sunglasses Stolen in New Police Audio of Fight

Listen to this and laugh and laugh. Then stop laughing and weep openly when you remind yourself that this woman was once poised to be a heartbeat away from living in the White House.

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What the Hell Have We Done To Renée Zellweger?

When you’re someone with a recognizable and even bankable appearance, altering it can mean an inexorable slide into career oblivion. What’s unfortunate is that Renée Zellweger was probably caught between that fact of Hollywood and the other one — the one that demands that young, fresh-faced actresses stay young and fresh-faced forever.

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37 Dicks x 20: Celebrating the Anniversary of “Clerks”

20 years ago today, Kevin Smith’s Clerks was released in theaters.

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F*ck You, America: Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Is One of the Most Profitable in New York City

While critics both professional and amateur have savaged the restaurant equivalent of that cavernous “Sportatorium”-type venue on the edge of town that still books Sammy Hagar — the monstrous monument to all things Guy in the middle of Manhattan — it turns out that Fieri is of course having the last laugh. Because this is America. And we fucking suck.

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Here Are Some People (and Things) That Look Like Rick Scott

Can you find the real Rick Scott among these pictures?

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NSFW: Chelsea Handler Explains Being Peed on by Jason Biggs, Because Celebrities Are Just Like Us

There’s something about this entire scene that just — makes sense.

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Shepard Smith’s Calm, Powerful Statement About Ebola Is Something Everyone Needs To Hear

This afternoon, Shepard Smith stepped up to the plate and simply by virtue of his calm and authoritative demeanor, took a punishing swing at the often panic-stricken response by the media to Ebola.

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Who Gives a F*ck Whether Bill O’Reilly Thinks the Head of the CDC Should Resign?

Megyn Kelly confronts Dr. Tom Frieden with the indignant ravings of her coworker, Bill O’Reilly — as if his opinion matters one damn bit.

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Should Abortion Be a “Difficult” Decision?

A new book proclaims that the left should stop giving in to the temptation to “awfulize” abortion and declare it an unequivocal social good. It argues the issue is nowhere near as complex or thorny as it’s often portrayed. Is the moral and logical debate that cut-and-dry, though?

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Don’t We Have Anything Better To Do Than Bitch About Columbus Day?

It’s Columbus Day, which used to be known primarily as a free day off named for a guy who got lost on his way to America, but which is now known for being yet another excuse to demand the immediate correction of the insidious lies of our imperialist history.