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Bob Cesca
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Bob Cesca has been a featured contributor/columnist for the Huffington Post since August, 2005. His posts appear on the front page above-the-fold every Wednesday (sometimes Thursday). Bob's Huffington Post entries are among the most popular on the site, averaging between 50,000-250,000 views each. He's also contributed to Manhattan Magazine, OP/ED News, AOL's Walletpop and The Daily Banter.

Bob is the editor of and The Daily Banter.

Network and radio appearances: BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Current TV, SkyTV, The Rachel Maddow Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Ed Schultz Show, MSNBC Live with Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks, The John Phillips Show - KABC Los Angeles, The Shannyn Moore Show, The Nicole Sandler Show, The Stephanie Miller Show, The Jeff Farias Show.

In March 2012, Bob made news when he published an exclusive about Rush (the band) pulling their music from the Rush Limbaugh Show. The story was picked up by Reuters, Billboard, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, TMZ, MSNBC and Politico, among others.

Since 2009, Bob has been the co-host of The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show, a weekly political podcast. And in 2012, he launched the the subscription only podcast The After Party, also with Chez Pazienza.

Bob grew up in Northern Virginia, just outside the Beltway. He graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a concentration on the media and the American Presidency. Bob is a self-educated historian and expert on the American Civil War, with a focus on both the battles as well as the racial and political backdrop of the war itself.

Bob's first book, a collection of essays examining the politics of fear during the "dark ride" of the Bush years, titled One Nation Under Fear, was published by Sterling & Ross in 2009.

When he's not writing about politics, Bob is also a screenwriter, director and producer, and the founder of Snark Rocket, a digital media production studio (formerly Camp Chaos). Bob has written and produced hundreds of animated shorts as well as music videos for Iron Maiden, Meat Loaf, Everclear, Yes and Motley Crue. He's also the creator of the politically charged animated sketch show ILL-ustrated which aired for two seasons on VH1 and MTV2.

Shortly after 9/11, Bob directed the award-winning independent feature film, The War Effort, a satirical documentary about the nation's post-9/11 knee-jerk patriotism. The movie won Best Picture and the Audience Award at the Delta Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. It also won the Audience Award at the Nodance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and was an official selection at the Philadelphia Film Festival, where it ran as the closing night movie.

During Bob's career in media, he's also served as a talk radio host, radio news reporter and freelance print journalist.

He's also a pro cycling fan and a very serious rider.

Entries by Bob Cesca

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Sarah Palin Can't Answer Bill O'Reilly's Questions, Plus Fox News Punches More Homeless People

(103) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 1:49 PM

Today's topics include: Sarah Palin Gets Totally Confused with Bill O'Reilly; The Insufferable Jesse Watters Punches More Hobos; It's Possible to Care About Cecil the Lion and Other Issues at the Same Time; Bob's Latest Twitter Battle with Dan Bidondi; The Bionic Dan Bidondi Bionic Italian Airlines; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion, Plus Trump Is Winning and Sarah Palin Goes Full Confederate Flag

(2) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Today's topics include: Alex Jones Attacks Bob for his Planned Parenthood Article; Dan Bidondi Defends Trump's John McCain Remarks; Ben Carson Thinks Planned Parenthood is Eliminating Black People; Trump Might Run as a Third Party Candidate; Jeb Bush's Head Deflates, Says Medicare Should Be Phased Out; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Attacks Bob Regarding the Planned Parenthood Gotcha Video, Plus Trump and Jeb Bush

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 8:17 AM

Today's topics include: Alex Jones Attacks Bob for his Planned Parenthood Article; Dan Bidondi Defends Trump's John McCain Remarks; Ben Carson Thinks Planned Parenthood is Eliminating Black People; Trump Might Run as a Third Party Candidate; Jeb Bush's Head Deflates, Says Medicare Should Be Phased Out; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump Is Winning and Fox & Friends Has a Solution for Shark Attacks

(9) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 8:12 AM

Today's topics include: Black Lives Matter at Netroots Nation; We Recap Our Interview with InfoWars Conspiracy Theorist Dan Bidondi; Dan Talks About Us Again on His Podcast; Dis and Dat and All of Doze Dings; Trump Attacks Lindsey Graham; Trump is Winning; Fox & Friends Derps on the Australian Shark...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Our Exclusive Interview with InfoWars Conspiracy Theorist and Alex Jones Sidekick Dan Bidondi

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 8:09 AM

Today's topics include: InfoWars Conspiracy Theorist and Alex Jones sidekick Dan Bidondi joins us for the hour to talk about Common Core, dildos, the Boston Marathon bombing, journalism, Sandy Hook, 9/11 Truth, abortion, the Second Amendment, religion, terrorism and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The GOP Freaks Out About Iran Deal, Scott Walker Sweats Like Nixon and Trump Is Winning

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 8:41 AM

Today's topics include: We Preview Conspiracy Goon Dan Bidondi's Guest Appearance on Our Thursday Show; Republicans Lose Their Shpadoinkle Over Iran Deal; Sweaty Sexy Hero Scott Walker Announces Campaign; Trump is Winning; The Fake Planned Parenthood Hidden Video; Alex Jones Goes Nuts and Predicts Gay People are Leading Us to...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Fox & Friends' Gay Wedding Cake Suggestions, Ted Nugent on the Confederate Flag and Jesse Ventura vs. The GOP

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 8:21 AM

Today's topics include: Fox and Friends Tell Gay People to Get Their Cakes from a Nonexistent Cake Shop; Fox News A-hole Keith Ablow on Gender Equality; Ted Nugent Weighs in on the Confederate Flag; Subway Guy Questioned About Child Porn; Diff'rent Strokes Kiddie Porn Episode; Crazy Jesse Ventura Takes Down...

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Another Paula Deen Racism Scandal, Sarah Palin Quits Again and Trump Acts Like a Baby

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 8:20 AM

Today's topics include: Paula Deen's Latest Racism Controversy; Sarah Palin Apparently Quitting The Sarah Palin Channel; Dinesh D'Souza Posts Fake Hillary Photo; Trump is a Whiny Diaper Baby; Ben Carson Blames Obama for the War on Women; Disturbing Bernie Sanders News; and much more.

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The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: The Confederate Flag, Crazy New Sarah Palin Audio and Rand Paul Meets Cliven Bundy

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 9:04 PM

Today's topics include: Dukes of Hazzard Cast Member Defends Confederate Flag on Fox News; All New and Totally Crazy Sarah Palin Audio; Jim Webb is Running for President; Rand Paul Meets with Cliven Bundy; Steve King Wants to Impeach Supreme Court Justices; Rush Limbaugh's Butthurt Balm; Crazy Christian Facebook Lady...

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Farewell, Peter Pan: The Inside Story of a Hollywood Legend

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 2:49 PM

For a too brief time in my life, I got to spend time with Peter Pan. Not just any Peter Pan, either. Disney's Peter Pan, arguably the best known iteration of the classic fairy tale. We'll circle back to this presently.

Let's talk about modern movies. Stick with me here....

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GOP Candidate Ben Carson Seriously Thinks There's Something Called 'Judicial Law'

(363) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 8:48 PM

One of the lasting legacies of the George W. Bush presidency is that it severely lowered the bar on what we expect the president to know. Bush and mainly his primary handler, Karl Rove, made it generally acceptable for the chief executive to be no smarter than the great unwashed...

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The Five Nearly Impossible Challenges for Bernie Sanders and His Supporters

(105) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 10:58 AM

Based strictly upon his agenda, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would be a groundbreaking president, and in a general vote-your-conscience sense, he's definitely worthy of support from the activist left. Here are just a few of the reasons why: he supports single-payer health care; he supports higher tax rates on the...

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Ted Cruz: Gay Activists and Marriage Equality Supporters Are 'Liberal Fascists'

(188) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 6:50 PM

Arguably the most ludicrous book to emerge during the George W. Bush era was hilariously titled, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, by National Review Online editor-at-large Jonah Goldberg. Yes, somehow Goldberg awkwardly contorted the English language to shoehorn a...

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Continues to Dodge the Discrimination Question

(186) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 2:31 PM

If there's an upside to Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) signing the pro-discrimination SB101 "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" (RFRA) into law last week, it's this: the bigots, homophobes and neo-segregationists have been coaxed out of the woodwork, exposing themselves for what they really believe. My Twitter feed is festooned with...

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Ted Cruz Is Trying and Failing to Weasel Out of His Obamacare Duplicity

(770) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 8:08 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now apparently undecided how he'll buy insurance, backing away from his Obamacare announcement earlier in the week. Either way, Cruz is a master at what Al Franken used to call "weasel words" -- talking points that are carefully constructed to sound legitimate but...

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Your Handy Guide to Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 4:11 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has hopped aboard the GOP clown car, announcing his candidacy on Monday at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Let's talk about Cruz by way of a refresher on what he's all about.

Doh! Canada

Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970 to an American...

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This Year's CPAC Speakers: Three Generations of Stupid

(64) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 8:20 PM

Sadly, the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference is over. And while none of the speakers used Super Big Gulps as props this year, the level of stupid reached all new depths. One speaker after another proved that far-right conservatives are more interested in thoughtless applause and bumper-sticker slogans than serious...

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It's Okay If You Didn't Like 'Boyhood', And Here Are Many Reasons Why

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 7:22 PM

In case you haven't heard, Boyhood is an almost universally beloved movie by Richard Linklater, starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, about a boy named Mason, who does various things such as growing incrementally older over the course of 12 years. How did Linklater and his cast achieve...

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Mike Huckabee Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Cussing, Drinking and Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 3:15 PM

The rest of the 2016 Republican hopefuls have a lot of catching up to do in order to compete with Mike Huckabee's obvious head-start on race-baiting and gay-bashing. We've barely heard from the other clown-car passengers and already Huckabee has navigated his way through at least three major new cycles...

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Conservative Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Continues to Destroy Journalism, Target Rape Victims

(15) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 4:50 PM

By now, many of you are familiar with conservative blogger and hack-fraud Chuck C. Johnson (not to be confused with Little Green Footballs blogger, Charles Johnson), who's made a name for himself by exposing and smearing alleged rape victims, among other things, and being wrong practically all the...

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