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News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at Amazon.com.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 9, 2014
Israel Gives All Jews A Bad Name "Whatever Israel is "winning," the Jewish People are loosing." writes News Dissector Danny Schechter
(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 15, 2011
Is There A Threat of Fascism in the USA? Is Fascism Lurking Around the Corner. News Dissector Danny Schechter considers the evidence.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 3, 2011
Free Marketers Going After Occupy Wall Street --Danny Schechter News Dissector takes on the latest pro-free market attack on Occupy Wall Street
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 30, 2010
WHO OWNS OUR MEDIA AND WHY IT MATTERS Why has the media done such a bad job exposing the crimes of Wall Street. Is it because many media companies are owned by Wall Street? Danny Schechter investigates
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 5, 2009
COG OR COA: WHY IS OBAMA MORPHING INTO BUSH 2? There seems to be evidence of continuity between some Bush Policies and Some of Obamas. Why? News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses the the reasons the new initiatives are often blunted
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 24, 2011
WERE THE BANKS TOO BIG TO FAIL OR THE BANKERS TOO BIG TO JAIL? HBO's Too Big To Fail Should Have Been About Banksters Too Big To Jail writes Danny Schechter, director of Plunder The Crime Of Our Time
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 23, 2010
HARD TIMES ARE GETTING HARDER. ARE THEY EVER! Hard times are getting harder but progressives for the most part are not leading a fight back. Why?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2010
Merry Christmas: It's Bonus Time On Wall Street Its not just Tax Cuts, kids. It's Bonus Time On Wall Street. Danny Schechter reports on the sickeninh transfer of wealth upward.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
TheTen Reasons The Banksters Get Away With Fraud How does Wall Steet evade and avoid prosecution for its role in the financial cirisis; News Dissector Danny Schechter cites ten reasons in this special report. Please add yours and share ideas on what we can do aboit the moral and political failure to prosecute.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 15, 2009
WILL PROTECTIONISM PROTECT AMERICAN JOBS? The Steelworkers are protesting against Chinese tire imports to try to save American jobs. A US Trade body agrees and is recommending tariffs be imposed. Is this smart--will it save jobs or cost them. Danny Schechter, author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity writes about tires and political fires asking "Can Doing What Seems To Be The Right Things Turn Out To Be Wrong?
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 13, 2010
HOW TO STOP THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC WAR THAT IS COMING? There is a global economic War underway. How do we stop it? Danny Schechter asks and offers answer.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 17, 2011
Is the Iraq War actually over? The county has a long way to go to recover from a war that is not over. The war that began with the bang of shock and awe ended with the whimper of withdrawal with few of the issues solved. Many Americans are saying "good," while most Iraqis are saying good riddance.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 9, 2011
Skating to the Financial Abyss Even as another potential Great Depression looms, the U.S. political/media system seems incapable of addressing the crisis and devising coherent answers. Instead, the old partisan and lobbying games dominate the political world and obsession with trivia commands the news media's focus.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Is There A Scam Behind The Rise In Oil and Food Prices? The Price of Oil and Food is up. Why. News DIssector Danny Schechter asks: Is speculation behind these devastating increases?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 31, 2011
Egypt: Mubarek Is Not Your Only Enemy There is a Made In The USA economic crisis driving the political upheaval in Egypt that the wold media is not talking about argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Can Financial Markets Avoid Collapse? The world's financial system continues to teeter near a very nasty brink, with the United States and Europe disagreeing about how to pull back from the edge.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 3, 2010
The Year's Best Books On The FInancial Crisis: My Picks News Dissector Danny Schechter offers up his picks of the year's best books on the fianancial crisis
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 11, 2010
Foreclosures on the Rise: Bankquakes, Not Earthquakes A Second Wave of Foreclosures is Coming: The problem as seen on the macro level and the micro By Danny Schechter
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 1, 2014
Don't Mess With Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald is under attack again and sparring with a calculated hit job. News Dissector Danny Schechter reports.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 17, 2009
AS THE BIG BANKS POST RECORD PROFITS AND PAY OUT OBSCENE BONUSES, WHAT SHOULD WE THE PEOPLE DO: STAND UP OR ROLL OVER? Perhaps it is time to revisit the strategies of 1960's civil rights activists to deal with the Banksters. "Nothing will change without making them uncomfortable. Anger, if not ‘deployed” like an unguided missle, has its uses. The Banksters are terrified of what they call “economic populism.” I prefer to call it economic democracy. Even Obama understood that years ago when he worked as a community organizer."
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A new banking crisis: You can bank on it Without falling down the rabbit hole of endless well-footnoted debates, the truth is that millions of savers have seen their savings shrink and most bankers, thanks to bailouts and cheap money, watched their holdings rise. Blaming the victim for the crime has a long and dishonorable history.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2009
The Battle with the Banks Is ON: Time To Speak Out There are new signs of more banks failing and a new wave of bank bailouts. It's time for the public to get engaged with a new force for change.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 28, 2011
Why The Media Misses and Distorts The Occupy Story News Dissector Danny Schechter on why mass media covers and miscovers Occupy Wall Street
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 26, 2011
WHY WALL STREET IS WINNING How Wall Street is raking in the big bucks while the Administration remains complicit and teh left silent. Danny Schechter dissects.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 30, 2011
When "Getting it Done" Becomes Impossible Much of what Obama has "gotten done" is not what most activists really want: a prison-industrial system. More military adventures. Authorized assassinations. Few new regulations on Wall Street. No tax on financial transactions. Only a trickle of prosecutions of financial criminals.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 7, 2010
Investigate This: Did The Market Drop Or Was It Pushed? Was there gaming of the market when it all but crashed? Why is the government investigating--do they suspect fraud and manipulation? News Dissector Danny Schechter ponders the issues.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 25, 2011
The World As A Theater of the Absurd: Interests or Idiocy? Can You make sense what's going on in the world. News Dissector Danny Schechter Says It Reminds Him of the Theater of the Absurd.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Financial Crisis as Crime Story The public seems to be delighted if not outraged by the SEC's charges against Goldman Sachs, the opulent investment bank that many Americans see as the poster child of those causing the financial crisis. Even in the world of business where dislike of government crackdowns is dominant, a new poll shows that a majority believe Goldman is getting what it deserves.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 5, 2010
Whither Financial Reform: Why They Don't Get It? Experts are jumping up and down demanding major financial reforms but nothing happens. Why? News Dissector Danny Schechter reports on the stalemate and lack of Congressional "appetite" for action
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Bamming Bam--Oh, The Pain of The Believer: Barack's Betrayals And Our Naivte Another One Time Obama Supporter Has Seen The Light by Danny Schechter
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 23, 2010
A Question For Those Who Fought Against Apartheid many of us Supported the fight Against Apartheid. Apartheid Fell. Os South Africa turning its back on the values of the struggle for freedom and should those that supported that struggle speak out. Danny Schechter offers an open letter: Should Friends Criticize Friends?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2010
Is the Haiti Rescue Effort Failing? The disaster planners have an agenda that goes beyond just saving lives. They want to use the crisis to rebuild Haiti along lines they support. (ie. Support of property rights etc) So far they have not spoken about how policies backed by the United States through the Caribbean Basin Initiative were responsible for uprooting peasants from the countryside to move them to the city to be a cheap labor reserve.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 1, 2011
DISPATCH FROM #OCCUPY WALL ST AS PROTESTS ENTER THIRD WEEK News Dissector Reports from #OccupyWallStreet as protests enter third week
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 9, 2012
War Gaming The Iran War: How The US Plans For Aggression Is The Obama Administration Planning an attack on Iran for political purpose? News Dissector Danny Schechter assesses the war gaming process and the stages of intervention.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 19, 2013
President Obama's biggest failure Obama has betrayed most of his promises to homeowners, and has sided with the banks with subsidies and incentives. He also supports the need for government financing since the private sector only funds 13 percent of mortgages through lenders like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that Obama now wants to phase out.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 21, 2009
Is It Time For A Jailout On Wall Street? AS many progressives mobilize to prosecute Bush and Cheney, few are going after Corporate Criminals and Wall Street Fraudsters. It is time for a Jailout not just a bailout. Aren't economic crimes as iimportant as political ones?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 7, 2012
Political Iceberg Ahead: Will It Sink Our Democracy? There is a political Iceberg ahead that could sink our democracy, warns News Dissector Danny Schechter
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2009
GET HIP: DISCOVER THE DANGERS OF A DOUBLE DIP WHY WE SHOUD FEAR A "DOUB:E DIP" IN THE REDCESSION. NEWS DISSECTOR DANNY SCHECHTER PICKS UP WHERE THE PRESIDENT LEFT OFF
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 9, 2010
As The Economic Team Bails, The System Fails To Create Jobs (Again) Obama's economic team is unraveling along with the economy reports News Dissector Danny Schechter. Structural problems are ignored.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2009
Politicians Are In Office But Banks Are In Power:Time To Fight Back? Its been a week when the Banks began to push back and use naked power to promote their agendas. Senator Dick Durbin says Banks run the Place." This essay projects a growing confrontation between the public and the "banksters"
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Counter Narratives Challenge The Official 911 Story The mainstream media treated the anniversary of 911 as an occasion for memoralization, not asking deeper questions. There were other events in New York challenging that narrative. News Dissector Danny Schechter reports.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 23, 2011
US Economics: One Big Ponzi Scheme Progressives should hang their heads in shame at the minimal amount of activism taking place against the banks and the escalating numbers of foreclosures. Homes and hope are being stolen from people for whom the term "depression" now has a personal, as well as economic, meaning.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Disaster in the Disaster: The Aid Mishap Goes On As Haitians Die in Droves Now we are saving handful of orphans while thousands perish because promised relief is not getting through. Why? It is Time to Investigate an aid fiasco that may be worse than Katrina.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 16, 2010
Will The Unrest in Europe Inspire Protests in America? Will Americans Emulate The Protests Underway in Europe asks News Dissector Danny Schechter.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
Confessions of a Twitter Newbie: Old Guys And New Technology Twiteris the latest in-technology with millions of users worldwide. I was skeptical, cynical and dismissive at first and then it kind of grows on you.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 1, 2010
AS HAITI AID MISSION FAILS, WHAT NEXT TO SPEED RECOVERY? The UN has taken over the Haiti aid program after it became clear the US military bungled the job. What happens now as "recovery" replaces emergency relief. News Dissector Danny Schechter searches for an answer
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 9, 2010
Was the Market Pushed? Despite all the rules that govern the markets or regulations designed to assure transparency and accountability, crooks, swindlers, and even gangsters are commonplace. Corrupt practices are pervasive; regulation is behind the curve; lightening fast computers now do the heavy lifting. When professionals in the field were asked how they define criminal conduct, the majority surveyed said crimes only occur when you are caught.
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 28, 2011
Hark The Angel Speaks: Obama Explains War To Nation Tonight Obama Speaks Tonight. Oh, What Will he say? Danny Schechter dissects.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2012
Will Obama go after Wall Street criminals? A word to the wise, watch what the administration does, not just what it says. Remember, as Obama hits the political hustings reborn as a "populist," in a political environment energised by Occupy Wall Street, his "bundlers" are still pressing the flesh on Wall Street, seeking a new round of political donations.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 26, 2012
Politics of Collapse: When Things Fall Apart When the poet Yeats wrote that the Center Will Not Hold, he didn't realize he would be describing our condition in 2012, writes News Dissector Danny Schechter
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 25, 2011
Inside Occupy Wall Street The police went on the offensive Saturday with mass arrests of activists. There are reports of police kettling protesters with a big orange net, at least five maced, and police using tasers. There were also reports of the use of mace, tear gas and pepper spray which hit two old women.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2012
US Says Iran Violates "International Obligations." What Are They? President Obama signed an executive or impose even more stringent sanctions on Iran, charging Tehran has violated its "international obligations." What are "international obligations?" Danny Schechter dissects.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 9, 2014
Tanked: The Financial Crisis is Still With Us With No End In Sight The financial Crisis has not gone away even as military spending becomes our economic stimulus program, argue s Danny Schechter
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2011
Mic Check: You Say You Wanna Revolution? News Dissector Danny Schechter talks about the challenges of organizing a real revolution, not just a protest
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2011
When the irrational is considered rational As we saw in the great manufactured budget stalemate in Washington, members of Congress were and still are prepared to trigger a collapse in the name of a naive but rigid ideology. Some of us argue with them, thinking our facts can refute theirs -- but at bottom, fanaticism is not neutralized by rational argument. You need countervailing power and a willingness to fight for another vision.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 5, 2011
March Madness and Class War Millions of Americans are wrapped up in the March Madness basketball finals but the the madness is spreading from sports to politics argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2009
ARE OBAMA'S FINANCIAL PROPOSALS A ROAD TO REAL REFORM? President Obama announced his new "rules of the road " for the financial sector. Do his reforms go far enough? News Dissector Danny Schechter, author or Plunder raises some questions missing in most media accounts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 7, 2011
Mummies and Dummies: The Crisis In Egypt Is Not Over Yet The Political battle in Egypt Overshadows an emerging economic crisis that few want to discuss. News Dissector Danny Schechter says these problems are unlikely to improve any time soon.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Re: The Obama-Netanyahu "Rift:" October Surprise Anyone? As tensions build in the MiddleEast, is there an "October Surprise" coming? News Dissector Danny Schechter examines the "rift" between Israel and the United States.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2011
It's Time for a Wall Street Perp Walk The current system of government agencies agreeing to Wall Street settlements without anyone admitting responsibility has to stop. The cover-ups by politicians and the complicit of media have to stop. We have had bailouts. Now, its time for a "jailout!"
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Shutdown That Wasn't And The Real War Thats On The Way The budget battle is over but the money war is just beginning argues News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2009
Needed: Blue Ribbon Panel To Investigate Financial Crimes During the Depression, there was a PECORA Commission to investigate the crash of 1929. We need another commission today to probe the pervasive financial crimes behind the financial crisis
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2010
As Economy Declines, Time To Rein In The Banksters While the media focused on the terror threat over Detroit, the terrifying reality in Detroit is ignored. AP reports, "DETROIT - One measure of how tough times are in the Motor City: Some of the offenders in jail don't want to be released; some who do get out promptly re-offend to head back where there's heat, health care and three meals a day.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2009
How To Prod Obama: Use The Organizing Techniques He Used Most progressives tend to believe that the best argument wins. Actually, it is the best organization. This is an article about a film I made investigating HOW Obama won --his use of grassroots organizing and the Internet. Its my hope that it will encourage the wider use of these techniques not just in elections, but to promote change.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 12, 2010
FORECLOSE THIS: OBAMA ADMIN SHILLING FOR WALL STREET Danny Schechter, director of Plunder, dissects the foreclosue crisis arguing the roots go much deeper in a swamp of criminality.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Wall Street Sex Complex and the case of Strauss Kahn News DIssector Danny Schechter examines The Secret Culture Of Sexuality Behind the Strauss-Kahn affair.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Why Are So Many In The Media Threatened By Occupy Wall Street? Many in the Media don't "get" the Occupy Movement. Why? News Dissector Danny Schechter investigates.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 7, 2012
What Next With Iran: The News Dissector Report from Iran News Dissector Danny Schechter, just back from Iran reports on growing tensions and the danger of another war.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 20, 2010
Elizabeth Warren And The Prospects For Real Reform Elizabeth Warren is joining the White House. But what will she be able to do? Meanwhile, new financial regulations are far softer than they should be. Danny Schechter has more.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Will Christmas Save US? Can "Black Friday Rescue The Economy? Will Christmas Shopping and Black Friday Bail Out the ailing American Economy asks News Dissector Danny Schechter
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2011
As The Economy Crumbles, Media Focuses On Politicians As the economy gets worst, the media pays more attention to political game playing argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 31, 2011
Does Occupy Wall Street Have An Agenda Or Need One? Does Occupy Wall Street Have or Need An Agenda? News Dissector Danny Schechter investigate.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 5, 2013
Israel's Bombing of Damascus: When Aggression is Framed As Defense Syria is Bombed--How the Press Reacts Danny Schechter, editor of Mediachannel.org, dissects
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 25, 2010
The Wikileaks War With the Pentagon And In The Media News Dissector Danny Schechter goes behind the scenes of Wikileak's war With The Pentagon (and some media outlets in a commentary first published on AlJazeera English.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Big Short Is A Bit Short: Crime, not "Delusion" Drove The Crisis What caused the financial crisis. Michael Lewis is getting lots of media hype for arguing that Wall Street Was Deluded. Danny Schechter disagrees, arguing crime not mistakes caused the collapse.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 18, 2010
Mortgage Time Bomb: Reporting From The Epicenter Of Fraudclosures News Dissector Danny Schechter reports from Florida, the epicenter of the fraudclosure crisis.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 7, 2009
American Expressions; A Time for Credit Card Reform As the Senate prepares to vote on credit card reform, a look at how integral these cards are to our economy of speculation and debt. A look at the issues and the urgency of credit card reform.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Calls Begin For Prosecuting Wall Street Criminals: Was The Crisis Caused By Crime? Was The Financial Crisis a Mistake Or A Crime. Danny Schechter examines the issues as new calls for proscutions emerge.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2009
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FINANCIAL CRISIS: Not Over Yet! In an article for Al Jazeera, News Dissector Danny Schechter marks the anniversary of the global financial crisis. The conclusion: It Ain't Over YET!
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 14, 2012
Will a "Fight To The Finish" Tear Occupy Apart or Save Its "Soul?" A new Adbuster polemic calls for a "Fight To The Finish " nside Occupy. Danny Schechter worries that this call will promote a schism and division.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 14, 2014
When The Government Compounds Crimes Rather Than Fights Them: The Case of Mortgage Fraud An Administration That Once Vowed To Fight Mortgage Fraud Has Made It Its Lowest Priority, reports the Danny Schechter, News Dissector.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 20, 2010
Wikileaks And The Secrets That Deceive Us View The Wiikeaks battle as a fight to hold government accountable says News Dissector Danny Schechter
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 21, 2009
PBS Screws Up Report on Financial Crisis Unfortunately, at a time when we need hard-hitting investigations into our financial catastrophe, we are getting warmed-over reprises that seem consistent with the larger media failure that has accompanied the financial failure.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 15, 2013
CBS Still Under Attack, Not for Errors But FRAUD CBS has Now Admitted Errors in their Benghazi Report But that has not stilled the controversy. They are now being accused of fraud, writes News Dissector Danny Schechter
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 13, 2011
OWS: The Next Phase From Protest to Organization? What's Next for Occupy Wall Street? Can it Go from Protest To Organization. New Dissector Danny Schechter explores the next phase.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Media Hit Job Of The Year: The Demonization of Helen Thomas Helen Thomas was one of our most respected journalists--until she spoke out about Israel. News Dissector Danny Schechter spoke to Thomas about what happened to her.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 8, 2013
The Covergence: War And Economic Collapse As we wait for what seems like an inevitable US directed war to salve the President's ego and "credibility," we also mark the anniversary of the financial crisis. A convergence?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 24, 2010
UN Wants Probe of Wikileaks Torture Revelations: Iraq War Crimes and Media Response The Guardian is among the first news orgs to publish analysis of the Wikileaks released documents, and leads with the statement that the files show how the US turned a blind eye to torture in Iraq, and "expose serial abuse of detainees, 15,000 previously unknown deaths, and a full toll of Iraq's five years of carnage."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 14, 2014
Debating Poverty Eradication At The United Nations: Why Does The Media Hate The Poor? When We discuss eradicating poverty, we have to recognize how our media makes the Job Harder, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 23, 2012
Are You "Spring Trained" for Occupy's May Day Strike? May Day is coming--a day for a new wave of Occupy led protests without, hopes News Dissector Danny Schechter, more mayhem.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Too Big to Jail Most of the bigger banks have emerged from the financial crisis stronger than ever, with executives cashing in with higher salaries and bigger bonuses. That old saying about criminals who "laughed all the way to the bank" has to be revised because in this case they never left the bank.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 6, 2010
July 4 th Fireworks Our Own Shock and Awe As Depression Nears July 4th came two days after a Jobs report showing a further Loss of Jobs. What Are We Celebrating?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 18, 2011
"It's So Not Over," Say Occupy Protests Three months into the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters took their message uptown in a march that surprised the police and many Christmas shoppers, but helped explain what the economic crisis means to average people.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2013
We Steal Secrets, The New Movie About Wikileaks Infuriates Wikileaks AFIlmmaker Danny Schechter Looks At the New Film On Wikileaks-- Who does it serve?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Politics of OSCAR: Is The Mandela Movie Being Dissed? The fate of the movie, Mandela Long Walk To Freedom says a lot about the openness of Hollywood to movies about Liberation, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 5, 2011
Obama Readies Tepid Jobs Plan While The Right Settles in for Economic Apocalypse What no one is talking about is why the jobs are gone -- and a good part of the reason has to do with the attacks on unions that fought to protect American workers. With Obama is posturing for political reasons, and the Republicans are playing at trench warfare in the interest of big business, where can a breakthrough occur?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 14, 2010
LONDON CALLING: BRITISH ECONOMY AT RISK Danny Schechter reports from London on the economic crisis and conference on war and terrorism
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2011
U.S. Government Survives Shutdown Threat But Last Minute Deal Only Postpones More Series Economic Warfare So the game of attrition and denial continues. In the wings is a proposal from Republican budget maven, Congressman Paul Ryan to cut TRILLIONS in federal spending for various forms of health care. Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman calls it senseless and cruel.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2011
The Liquidation of Bin Laden: A Military or Media Operation? Was The Raid A Military Operation or Media Operation. News Dissector Danny Schechter examines the Raid and the Liquidation of Bin Laden
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The hidden roots of Egypt's despair The question is, why aren't Americans up in arms too as inflation at the pump and the grocery store drives prices higher here? Part of the reason is that they don't know that the US has worse economic inequality according to a scientific measure: The Gini Coefficient.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 30, 2012
Is Iran Telling Us Something We Don't Want To Hear? News Dissector Danny Schechter suggests that Iran may be trying to tell us something we don't want to hear.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2013
California's Real-Life Cop Drama California is obsessed with a real-life crime drama, the story of a disaffected former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people. Now the subject of a massive manhunt, the ex-cop has turned to Facebook to detail his grievances.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2010
THE OLBERMANN EXPULSION News Dissector Danny Schechter comments on The Olbermann Expulsion with a profile he wrote in 2007
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 30, 2010
The US Media Hit on Helen Thomas Helen Thomas was forced into retirement and thrown to the wolves in a media culture that relishes stories of personal destruction and missteps. It's the old "the Media builds you up before they tear you down" routine. How can we expect Israelis and Palestinians to reconcile if our media won't set an example by reconciling with Helen Thomas?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2010
Our Politics and Economy Have Become A Covert Affair How Covert Action Has Come Home To Influence Hearts and Minds.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 25, 2011
Can Shopping Save Us? The Holiday Shopping season is upon us. Will it turn the economy around. No way, says News Dissector Danny Schechter
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2009
AS OBAMA'S SUPPORT ERODES,THE RIGHT IS RESURGENT The fall of of public support for Obama's initiatiatives is being accomplished by a resurgent right and a complicit media argues Danny Schechter who has some thoughts on how to fight back
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Stumbling Toward a Bleak Horizon The "recovery," so breathlessly trumpeted by Obama and other politicians who want it to be true, is not generating the new jobs we need. The resumption of unemployment benefits will help those who were cut off but not all who need them. Foreclosures are rising, and government programs to stop them are not working.
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The Financial REFORM As A Game Of Three Card Monte How The Financial Crisis and fight for Reform is like a game of three Card Monte by News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Prisoner Of Mandela: Why Care About South Africa As Nelson Mandela marks his 94th birthday, News Dissector Danny Schechter reflects on his long involvement as a chronicler of South Africa's fight for freedom.
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Showdown On A Shutdown: Government Operations At Threat By Right There is a showdown over a shut down of the government. Danny Schechter dissects the confrontation.
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Turkey And Israel Friends No More: New Tensions Surface Among Former Allies News Dissector Danny Schechter files this report from Istanbul Turkey.
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Can The War Israel Wants With Iran Be Averted? Israel has had a war of words with Iran. Will it turn into a shooting war? News Dissector Danny Schechter asks can the conflict be averted.
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Is The Western Media Promoting War on Syria? Are All The Facts in? Does It Matter? There are two wars going on, the war in Syria .and media war alongside it. News Dissector looks at how big media guns are lining up behind President Obama.
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Cash and Carry: The Business of American Politics and the Politics of Business Politicians don't just hire others. They spent much of their own time "dialing for dollars" as one Congressman I know well told me, in small rooms in the basement of the Congress where phone banks exist to call prospective donors from vast lists.
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The Al Jazeera Forum Asks: Has The Future Arrived? Danny Schechter Reports From Doha in Qatar on The Sixth Annual Al Jazeera Forum.
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A TIME TO SPEAK OUT AND DEFEND HELEN THOMAS Helen Thomas is facing another insult as the Society for Professional Journalist discusses withdrawing a lifetime achievment award. Danny Schechter suggests it is a time to speak out by calling or writing them.
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Israel Interferes In US Politics: More Hostility To Obama On Iran In calling for "red lines" against Iran, Israel's right wing leaders have steeped over the line in muscling the United States, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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Sundering the Social Contract In political philosophy, the idea of a social contract is that the individual surrenders some rights for the benefits of living in a civilized society that has reasonable rules for all. However, in recent decades, the greedy rich have torn up that contract.
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AFTER FINANCIAL "REFORM," WHAT HAVE WE WON? FInancial "Reform" Is About to Pass. What will it accomplish? What remains to be Done?
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Bull Moose or Bull Sh*t? Is There a New Obama? President Obama made a strong speech indicting Wall Street abuses. What will he do? News Dissector Danny Schechter comments.
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It's Tax Time: A Time To Occupy The IRS? AS Millions of Americans prepare their annual tax forms, it's also a time to protest or Occupy The IRS, writes News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Who Is Winning The Political War On Wall Street? News Dissector Danny Schechter asks: Who Is Winning the Political War On Wall Street?
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Turkey-Israel Split Reshapes Mideast The accusation against Turkey is more guilt by association, intended to demonize the Turkish government, which has long been aligned with Israel, for now being furious that its citizens were gunned down on the high seas. You can expect parts of the US news media to join in with more one-sided trash talk. Once the Israeli Lobby goes on the ideological warpath, its fabricated issues will get lots of play from their media assets.
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'Theater of the Absurd' Comes to Life We stood by while Wall Street looted our country. Today, 20-percent of all homes in Florida stand empty. The debt grows, and all of us suffer. They can't seem to stop it. Republicans promise jobs, but then pass laws that hike unemployment. The theater of the absurd has gone from being a literary subculture to a mainstream political strategy.
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WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH: WHAT CAN THE G20 REALLY DO? The G20 is assembling in Pittsburgh this week. What should be expect to come out if it. Could it become another Seattle asks News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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Facts, and Understanding, are Often in Conflict Many people seem to have a desire NOT To know, and prefer myths to facts. Danny Schechter examines the need for more information that promotes understanding
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Andrew Breitbart and Olympia Snow:An Eerie Synchronicity Andrew Breitbart Helped create the political culture that Olympia Snowe rejected suggests News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Do We Live In A Predator Nation The DIrector of Inside Job has a new book. Predator Nation. News Dissector Danny Schechter asks if it goes far enough?
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Will Any Goldman Sach Execs Go To Jail? What Next on Wall Street? There have been Hearings, an SEC complaint and now ,the possibility of criminal charges against Goldman Sachs. What does it mean? News Dissector Danny Schechter, director of Plunder The Crime of Our Time offers a perspective.
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AFTER THE G20 SUMMIT: WHAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED? A look at the coverage and impact of the G20 Summit that ended this week in London
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The Capture of Ratko Mladic: Can We Hope For Justice? Ratko Mladic, war criminal in hiding for 16 years is in custody. Danny Schechter asks what lessons will we learn?
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The Political War Takes A Pause But Will Be Back As the economic crisis deepens, the disconnect between Washington and Wall Street deepens too. News Dissector Danny Schechter on what's next in the political war without end.
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The burden that haunts Obama More and more billionaires are funding the Republicans with no pretense to promoting equality or help for the middle class. The greed that drives these wealthy elite seems to know no bounds. One by one, his chosen policy wonks have deserted the White House like those proverbial rats leaving a sinking ship.
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Why US Media Is Soft on Wall Street Media is a business tied into other businesses and driven by interlocking directorates by a not-so-invisible umbilical chord. Media historian Robert McChesney wrote "A specter now haunts the world; a global commercial media system dominated by a small number of super powerful, mostly U.S. based transnational media corporations."
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A Dirty Game: Promoting Polarization To Insure Partisanship The Uses and Abuses Of Polarizing the Audience to promote partisanship by News Dissector Danny Schechter
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That "Iron Law" Of Oligarchy Is Back To Haunt Us Has the United States Just Become an Oligarchy or has there been an "iron law" of oligarchy that predates recent attention-getting studies. News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses how the rich rule.
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Open Letter To The Movie Academy Over Snub to "Mandela" Movie The Oscars Have Snubbed The Nelson Mandela Movie Just Six Weeks After He Died. News Dissector Danny Schechter explains why we should care.
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Calling Sully to the Rescue: How Bad Will It Get? The latest statistics show that the recession is getting worse, and that the Obamacrats may have miscalculated on what they need to do. How bad is it? What don't we know? And Why>
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"Clinton Alma Mater, Thy Name We Sing" It was hard to resist an invite to my high school reunion because it came from guys who worked with me on the student newspaper at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York; my gateway to a career in journalism. But few in today's dreadful High School will have my chance at success.
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CORRUPTION DIVIDES SOUTH AFRICA News Dissector Danny Schechter investigates the underside of South Africa's Rainbow Revolution exposing deeply embedded crime.
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Rambo Time: Obama Expands Secretive Special Ops Warriors Covert Action is Now Dominating The Pentagon's War Strategy. One Goal: Keep The American people in the dark reports News Dissector Danny Schechter
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A Daily Beast Ideologue Tries But Fails To Slay RT The Daily Beast has sent an operative of Empire to discredit the Russian financed TV station as another media war erupts over Ukraine coverage. Danny Schechter of Mediachannel.org reports.
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On Havel/Kim, Where's the Objectivity? The Western news media reacted to the deaths of two international figures, Czech Vaclav Havel and North Korean Kim Jong-il, by presenting comic-book cut-outs of the two men, following simplistic story lines that missed the more nuanced reality.
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Iran Critiques Hollywood Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sees a growing chance that Israel will attack Iran's nuclear sites this spring -- despite resistance from the Obama administration.
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After Healthcare, The Next Big Fight is Financial Reform The next big fight after healthcare is for fianncial reform. Danny Schechter argues that the focus should be on fraud and financial crime
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Behind the Drama and the Hype, The Bi-partisan Sell Out The Debate That Wasn't: Both Parties Colluded to Make Cuts That Will Curse Americans For Years To Come By News Dissector Danny Shechter
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The Year's Top Story is Not Getting Coverage Most of our media is mesmerized by the antics of individuals, not the impact of institutions, Most media outlets are parochial, unwilling to see the economy as globalized force, with the US playing a major role.
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A LAMENT FOR LABOR DAY: WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT HAPPENS TO YOU I have been reporting on unemployment and joblessness---and then it happened to me. A personal account and lament for Labor Day
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Stress Tested: What Are They Trying To Tell Us? The Federal Reserve just conducted "stress tests" on major banks. Why this exercise? Is It another financial fraud. asks News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Obama gets "personal" as rift with Russia over Snowden grows No wonder "no drama Obama" is stressing out because of his inability to control the issue and its media framing. He has been pushed into a corner where he seems to be sulking openly. To cite the old saying, "what a web we weave when first we practice to deceive..."
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RUSKIE SPIES GET INSTANT JUSTICE, WALL ST BIGS NONE Russian Spies get Instant Justice. Wall Street Bigs Get None. Author/filmmaker Danny Schechter reports on the Crime of Our Time.
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Is It Time For Dems To Start A WE Party to Challenge Dems/Dinos? The T Party is an attempt to push Repugs to the Right. Do we need something similar--a WE PARTY--to push Dems and Dinos in a More Progressive Direction, asks News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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The Snowden Saga: The NSA WILL Be Reformed! The pressures are building on the NSA --From the Courts, the Press, and Inside The Government. Its sails will be trimmed argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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WHITHER OBAMA'S ECONOMIC AGENDA: CAN IT SAVE US? President Obama Wants supporterst to focus on his economic agenda. What is it and Can it work asks Danny Schechter
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2010 WAS THE "YEAR OF THE CRUMBLE:" WHAT NOW? News DIssector Danny Schechter experienced 2010 as the "Year Of The Crumble." He asks what we should be doing now?
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Movement Moves On After Police Occupy the OWS Park What now after the Police Trash the OWS Camp? Danny Schechter dissects
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Say Goodbye To The Stock Exchange What we face here is not only the eclipse of stocks and equities but their replacement with even more risky and speculative programmed trading that moves so fast it can't likely be regulated effectively, although the wheeler dealers behind this "innovation" say that the Dodd Frank "reforms" will help them.
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A PRAISE POEM TO GOLDMAN SACHS' BILLION DOLLARBONUS BABIE$ News Dissector Danny Schechter pens a praise poem to Goldman Sachs On the Eve Of Its Billion Dollar Bonus Payouts.
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Mandela and Snowden: Heroes With More In Common Than We Know Is there any connection between Snowden and Mandela. News Dissector Danny Schechter thinks so.
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US Consumers Urged to Splurge Get in gear people, and get your wallets back to the mall: do your duty for Santa and Wall Street. It will be difficult for the economic recovery to make much headway without a pick-up in consumer spending as it accounts for two-thirds of the economy.
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"The "F" WORD INCREASINGLY DEFINES THE FINANCIAL CRISIS Fraud and crime are increasingly coming to define the financial crisis argues News Dissector Danny Schechter, author of THE CRIME OF OUR TIME
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Beyond Fukishima: A World In Denial About Nuclear Risks After Fukushima, News Dissector Danny Schechter asks why is the world in denial?
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OBAMA TALKS LEFT BUT WALKS RIGHT ON FINANCIAL REFORM How Obama Watered Down Financial Rform
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AS MANDELA TURNS 93, HE RELEASES A NEW BOOK OF QUOTATIONS As Nelson Mandela turns 93, he releases a new book of quotations. News Dissector Danny Schechter reports from Johannesburg.
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SEE NO EVIL: BANKS ARE ROBBED AND ROB THEMSELVES New films about Wall Street and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commissionare avoiding fraud and hence missing the story, argues Danny Schechter
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Appeal to the UN: Treat The Financial Crisis As A Human Rights Disaster Danny Schechter argues that the impact of the global financial crisis has been a human rights disaster, He is taking his concerns to UNs human rights committee in Geneva.
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MEDIA FAILURE COMPOUNDS THE FINANCIAL FAULURE Media coverage is compounding the financial crisis argues News Dissector Danny Schechter, author of a new book and film "THE CRIME OF OUR TIME) on the financial crisis as a crime story.
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Special Report From Iran: Visiting the Ghosts At the US Embassy Danny Schechter reports on a visit to the former US embassy in Tehran, the scene of the 1979-1980 hostage crisis.
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Memo To The Media: Focus On Grass Roots And Cultural Activists The Media look UP at politicians as changemakers when they should be looking down at grass roots activists and cultural inspiration, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Voices From The Ghosts of Vietnam Are Being Heard Again: Which Should We Listen To? New York, New York: It's been nearly 40 years since what the American media called "The Fall of Saigon" and the Vietnamese referred to as the Liberation. I saw it then as the Fall of Washington. The ghosts of Vietnam are back, thanks to two filmmakers with very different takes. The first is Rory Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy's youngest daughter. Her one-sided account has already been nominated for an Oscar. The second is Tiana...
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SUMMERS IS GOING BUT WHAT IS COMING? Danny Schechter Dissects the White House Bubble
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The Iron Dome Inside The Heads of Israel's Leaders Israel's Iron Dome Missile System Has become a metaphor for a brutal was that has nothing to do with defense, contends News Dissector Danny Schechter
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IT IS STILL THE ECONOMY, STUPID; WHAT WILL VOTERS GET? The Day After: What Will Happen To The Economy? A;Not Much. Danny Schechter assesses the challenges that are still with us?
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The First l00 Days: BARACK OBAMA'S STRESS TEST AND OURS As banks Cope with stress tests, the public is stressed by the collapse of the economy and now the threat of a flu epidemic. What about Obama as the media marks his first l00 days. How should We Assess it.
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Countdown To Collapse: The Recovery Is Not Recovering There seems to be more fury on the left with Robert Gibbs than the collapsing Economy. That's not a good thing writes Danny Schechter
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The Latest Crackdown Threat To Hit 'Occupy' Mayor Michael Bloomberg is talking tough again, darkly hinting that he may have to take action to shut down Occupy Wall Street. He now claims that the community in Lower Manhattan is upset by the occupation of Zuccotti Park and he must heed their wishes.
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Dateline Istanbul Pt 2. Symbolic Politics And Internet Freedom News Dissector Danny Schechter reports from Isytanbul on threats to Internet Freedom in Turkey
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Major Media “Rallies” In New York To Urge Press Freedom From Government Spies and Protection for Sources It is significant when major editors and writers converge for a forum to challenge threats by our national surveillance state. News Dissector Danny Schechter was there.
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‘Marching on Pistorious:’ Athlete and Democracy On Trial in South Africa The Oscar Pistortorious circus is South A. a frica's OJ Simpson Trial. a media delight. But the countries democracy is also on trial, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter but you wouldn't know it in our press.
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The Fire Bell in the Night and Our Real Terror While We Debate Reverend Wright, The Economy Goes To Hell
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ARE WE ON THE VERGE OF THE DELUGE New Questions as the Bailout Sparks A War
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Why The Financial Reform Is Not Much of a Reform How is that the financial reform passed over the outcry of the banks and then bank stocks went UP? Danny Schechter investigates.
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Is The Shutdown Another Name For A Coup? Is the shutdown really a coup, asks News Dissector Danny Schechter?
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Are We On A Road To Nowhere? The perils are many, the pleasures are few, is one way to sum up. News Dissector Danny Schechter's blogs at a new place: newsdissector.net
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TO FIGHT WALL STREET, WE NEED THE CRIME NARRATIVE If we are going to mobilize for financial reform, we need to a better job of explaining what went wrong. FIlmmaker Danny Schechter argues we need a crime narrative to explain how the people were ripped off. We need a jailout, not just more bailouts.
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Just What We Need: Another War It appears that president Obama is just itching to go to war against ISIS, and why not throw Assad in as well? News Dissector Danny Schechter looks at the forces pushing for the next war.
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HooHa: What The Banksters Have Wrought Revealed: Conspiracies Exist in the World Of High Finance. News Dissectpr Danny Schechter on what we learned from the Libor Scandal.
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When Regulators Use Financial Extortion for Political Reasons NEws Dissector Danny Schechter asks: Was Standard Chartered Bank Used For US Regulators To Show They are "Doing Something" while ignoring crimes by US Banks?
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THE MADOFF SCHEME: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW Bernie Maddoff Charges Bank Complicity, Says They Didn't "Want to Know." Danny Schechter asks what do we need to know?
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What The Media Misses: "The Barbarians Are At The Gates" Suddenly, after years of closed bureaus and a time to move on attitude, the networks are back in Iraq. News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses what they are missing.
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Mob Wars On Wall Street: GOP Viewed Skewed As Usual GOP Big Denounces Protesters As Mobs. Blames Obama
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KAMIKAZI WAR ON THE DEBT CEILING News Dissector Danny Schechter likens The Republican right to the Kamikjazi pilots of Word War 2.
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What More Is There To Learn From Nelson Mandela As The Nelson Mandela Movie Opens Worldwide, the question is, says News Dissector Danny Schechter, what is there for us to learn?
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Madoff In The Dock: THE CRIME OF OUR TIME Ponzi King Bernie Madaoff is to be sentenced next week. News Dissector Danny Schechter, author or Plunder assess his prospects and the prospects for the prosecution of other financial fraudsters.
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Beyond McCutcheon: Deeper Questions Demand Raising Progressives are up in arms, outraged, just outraged by the latest Supreme Court Decision. But, there's more to worry about argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Game On: Our Media Fostered Media Circus Moves North The Iowa Caucus: Another Political Circus With Little Political Significance by Danny Schechter
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Washington vs Daesh: Who Is Winning The War On The Islamic State (IS/ISIL?) It was a strange article on the front page of the New York Times: A top U.S. general, Michael K. Nagata, commander of American Special Operations forces in the Middle East, was admitting that the Pentagon is at war with an enemy that it doesn't understand, and has sought out expertise outside the military to help figure out what he is up against.
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What Is the KING-OBAMA lineage? Waiting for Barack, pt.3 Can the breach between Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama be healed
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The Owner of the Clippers Must Die For Our Sins Racism Has Finally Been Expunged in Sports as The owner of the LA Clippers is Crucified for what he said in private. Danny Schechter questions the spectacle.
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A Citizen's Apology To Afghanistan Afghanistan Wants To US to apologize. The government won't. says News Dissector Danny Schechter but the people can.
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The Bali Conference The Media Ignored: The One About The Environbment Danny Schechter was covering the conference on sustainable development that most of the media ignored to focus on what John Kerry was wearing.
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Wall Street's Scams, Lies and Frauds A quote:Our theoretical analysis shows that an economic underground can come to life if firms have an incentive to go broke for profit at society's expense (to loot) instead of to go for broke (to gamble on success). Bankruptcy for profit will occur if poor accounting, lax regulation or low penalties for abuse give owners an incentive to pay themselves more than their firms are worth and then default on their debt obligations
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Skiing Dowhill At The Olympics of Distraction The Olymics are A platform for Sports and Politics. Are you NBseeing it, asks News Dissector Danny Schechter?
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Will Americans Ever Get To See Al Jazeera? Time Warner executives are sensitive to a competitive business environment and polarized political culture. They are very aware that Al Jazeera is considered "controversial" even as competitors fear its reputation for news excellence. They don't necessarily want to show the superficiality of most international news coverage in the US and prefer to stop the channel from gaining a foothold here, as it has in many countries.
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The Next Argo? New Movie Stirs Hatred of North Koreans As The rhetoric escalates between the US and North Korea, a new Argo-like movie stirs hatred. As usual, most of the press doesn't have a clue about what is really going on.
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Wall Street's Collapse, 3 Years Later Few today want to go back to that summer, just three years ago, when the financial spill began with a gusher of anxiety that led to the bailouts that so many hate now but supported then. I guess many still believe that if we close our eyes, it will all go away. Dream on. I wonder if that phrase "the silence of the lambs" was prophetic?
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The Obama Defection: Why are so many former supporters turning on the President even as many consider him preferable to his Republican Challenger? Why is there a growing "Obama Rejection?" Danny Schechter offers his dissection.
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Major Media Does NOT All Rally Behind Pulitzers for Snowden Stories The newspaper world recognized the Snowden surveillance disclosures with Pulitzer Prizes, but all the media was not thrilled, argues Mediachannel.org editor Danny Schechter.
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Next Steps For Al Jazeera America Al Jazeera needs to understand why programs like The Daily Show resonate so deeply or even why competing networks like RT or shows like Democracy Now win admiring audiences. They need a new approach based on honesty, not to be seen as another pretentious pool of "talent" or an establishment-rationalizing apparatus. Newsrooms in the service of the 1 percent, as staffed by a showbiz" punditariat, are losing viewers.
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Oh, Ye Masters of War: Marking 9/11 Again With A New Dragon To Slay News Dissector Danny Schechter comments As 9/11 is once again being used a pretext for war.
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The Financial Crisis Slams Into Europe/Goes Global Danny Schechter reports from Europe on how The FInancial Crisis is beginning to wreak havoc. Some blame the US for exporting a form of "financial Aids."
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JOIN THE JAILOUT CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE FOR BANKSTERS We don't need more bailouts. We need a Jailout. News Dissector Danny Schechter outlines a campaign to press for justice for financial criminals.
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You Can't Evict an Idea Occupy Wall Street as a movement is hardly dependent on access to one park. This is an issue that the government is taking seriously, too, amid reports that young people are turning away from and against President Obama. There's nothing like police over-reaction to harden attitudes. The rousting of the park will lead to more conflict and polarization. You can count on it.
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OBAMA ELECTRIFIES WORLD: SHOULD WE BELIEVE THE HYPE? Barack Obama was cheered everywhere he went in France as the World continues to debate the ideas in his speech in Cairo. He has transcended politics and become a celebrity. Should we buy the hype? News Dissector Danny Schechter reflects on how he is regarded and how activists should respond/
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Nelson Mandela is 93: His Legacy Is Contested News Dissector Danny Schechter who made six films about Nelson Mandela assesses the debate over his legacy.
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So What Was It All About, Really? Who Won, Who Lost in the Shutdown Psychodrama? News Dissector Danny Schechter warns the war will go on.
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Israel Is Bad for The Jews, Part 2 In a second part of his essay, "Israel Is Bad For The Jews." News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses the hateful response he received to his original reflections.
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Dr.King's Legacy And The Global Economic Crisis We need The Martin Luther King Legacy to Confront the economic royalists of our time argues News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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Go Left: Time For An OWS Spring Offensive? Spring Is Here. News Dissector Danny Schechter Offers a few ideas for an Occupy Spring Offensive
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The Past Fires Back: Thatcher and Kissinger in the NEws Monday was a big news day marked by the death pf Margaret Thatcher and the dumping of Henry Kissingers documents by Wkileaks. How were they covered?
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Is The "War" on Wall Street Over? Who Won? Has the government decided o make nice with Wall Street now that the financial reform bill is about to become law. Danny Schechter suggests the 'war" is over and that Wall Street won.
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Our Financial 9/11: Can They Save the System? The Bush Adminsitartion's Rescue Plan Is Not Likely to Work
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Obama Wins But The People Can Still Lose President Obama Won Reelection but will he have the leverage to promote the changes that he embraced on the campaign trail. News Dissector Danny Schechter dissects.
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THE OBAMATHON HAS BEGUN: How Long Will The Honeymoon Last? Obama is now in office, but is he in power. How long will his honeymoon last?
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WHO CAN WE BANK ON AS THE CRISIS SHARPENS? The Administration is giving mixed signals about financial reform. They say they are for it but have not delayed initiatives while allowing banks to pay back government monies with few obligations. news DIssector Danny Schechter, author of PLUNDR assesses the contradictions.
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The Ignorance Of Intelligence: Spooks Delude Themselves Intelligence Agencies Of Release Extremely Unintelligent studies driven by ideology, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Back To Iraq, And Welcome To The Suicide State What's missing in the media picture of the new fighting in Iraq? News Dissector Danny Schecher who wrote book and made films on the subject is back as the media goes back to Iraq.
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LYING, SPYING AND AN ECONOMY THAT'S SINKING What do Russian Spies have to Do With Our Eonomic Crisis. Let me Know What you Think
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Inside the Secret War Between Wikileaks and the Pentagon It's not just the government that's been out to discredit Assange or perhaps try to prosecute/persecute him. On Sunday, the New York Times ran a front page "profile" of the leader of WikiLeaks that many readers in the comment session saw as a hit job because it insinuated a mass defection in his organization and painted him as arrogant and unstable.
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The TV Ad "Air War" Escalates Decimating Democracy Shock and Awe Comes Home As Campaign "Air War" torments TV Viewers, News Disssector Danny Schechter investigates.
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SETTLE THIS: Banks Pay Fines, Won't Admit Crimes Big Banks are paying mega fines to avoid criminal prosecution. What are these settlements settling asks News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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Is the Media Selling or Telling: How Perception Management Works in Israel's War on Gaza Perception Management is the strategy Israel is using it its latest war on Hamas. News Dissector Danny Schechter asks the questions our media avoids.
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Living In A Real World House of Lies House of Lies is a new TV Series that reveals the inner workings of management consultants. It is timely, says News DIssector Danny Schechter
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'Birtherism' and the US 'News' Media The media's programs program the audience by constantly and continually framing issues in a trivial manner. Manipulating emotion is their modality, doubt their currency and cynicism their methodology, except, of course, on issues like the economy, Israel or U.S. wars. The shame of it is that they know what they are doing, know what the impact of what passes for "coverage" will be, but do it anyway.
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Hillary and Hamid: Engineers of Empire Hillary Clinton has enunciated a "doctrine." Behold, reports Danny Schechter
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Are Financial Markets Being Illegally Manipulated? News DIssector Danny Schechter looks the question of whether financial markets are being manipulated in light of some eye-opening recent developments.
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NOBEL THIS: WILL PRIZE PROD OBAMA IN A PROGRESSIVE DIRECTION? What will the Nobel Prize Mean for Obama's Future? Should He have Taken it Or Not. News Dissector Danny Schechter weighs in.
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BUSINESS IN POLITICS AND POLITICS AS A BUSINESS The problem with the corruption of our politics is not limited to political campaigns taking money from business. Politics has become a business argues News Dissector Danny Schechter,
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The World Unites Behind Mandela: An Unreported United Message From The United Nations Why Was Mandela Hailed The World Over? News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses a global effort to keep his memory alive.
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When South Africa Called, We Answered: And Now? As South Africa Goes To The Polls, There is intense rancor dividing old comrades slog with a longing for the black and white days of the anti-apartheid movement. News Dissector Danny Schechter reports.
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Body Counts Rise As Chaos Deepens: Is There A Way Out? What is driving US War Policy: calculation or chaos? News Dissector Danny Schechter offers some perspectives.
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The Crimes of Wall Street: Investigate 'Control Frauds' What were the crimes Wall Street should be tried for? This article by Danny Schechter, author or PLUNDER argues that "control frauds" are citical but have been largely overlooked.
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WAS TONY KUSHNER MEANT TO BECOME THE NEXT HELEN THOMAS? The City University of New York voted to Reinstate A n Honorary Degree for Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Tony Kushner in a slap at a prominet conservative backer of Israel. Was Kushner intended to become the next Helen Thomas. News Dissector Danny Schechter examines the controversy.
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Over The Hill: Why We Need To Be In All Media News Dissector Danny Schechter on the imporance of books and reaching people you disagree with though the media they watch, read and listen to.
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Karibu (Welcome) To Tanzania, President Obama: While the Visit To Promote Big Power Closed The City Down, A Dynamic Film Festival Showcases The Country's Cultural Energy And Opens Minds
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When Wall Street Is The Problem, Is Bernanke The Answer? All the media focused on President Obma's Comments on the Cambridge Police, ignoring his charge that Wall Street KNOWINGLY made bad loans. There was no follow-up on that either. This comment discusses the deepening economic cris and Ben Bernanke' bid to play savior. Written by Danny Schechter, author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity
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Parody: "SECRET" Leak from The Egyptian Military Command Danny Schechter offers a "leak" that may be a parody of an Egyptian military memo to Mubarak. You decide.
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Marching on Washington Again And Again News Dissector Danny Schechter has marched and marched and marched again on Washington. This is his take on One Nation Working Together.
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Will All The Financial Reforms Lead to Change or Just Prop Up the Status Quo? Its been said that crises like the one we are experiencing leads to change. But is that happening today. Is there a chance that after the financial crisis is over, we will go back to the Status Quo. Danny Schechter, author of PLUNDER explores what is and is not changing as a result of the financial meltdown.
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Will Mandela's Burial Bury His Memory? Nelson Mandela will be buried Sunday. Will his burial also bury his memory, asks News Dissector Danny Schechter, author of Madiba AtoZ: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandlea.
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Bring Back Adolf: Needed, A New Furor About the Führer Hitler Baiting is back in Vogue.Did it every go away. It's now Putin's latest burden, writes News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Putting Palestine on the Agenda: The Russell Tribune in New York Founded by the late Lord Bertrand Russell. the Russell Tribunal focuses on human rights and war crimes with a pro-resistance approach. I covered the first tribunal on Vietnam and this on Palestine. There was a lot to learn--Danny Schechter
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Can We Stop America's Surveillance State? How can we stop the growing surveillance state. News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses the battle between secrecy and privacy.
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Preaching Unity While Promoting Division Its the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The nation was united--so why do we try to divide others, asks Danny Schechter
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Obama's Speech Raises Issue He Doesn't Really Address Barack Oama's Health Care Reform Speech started with claims about economic recovery? Were they Valid? What's being left out? Can we have a "jobless recovery?" News Dissector Danny Schechter, author of the forthcoming CRIME OF OUR TIME discusses.
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Anniversary: In An August Like This, The Economy Collapsed August marks the third anniversary of the financial collapse. Where is the recovery wonders Danny Schechter
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Monetizing Politics: Networks Are There To Sell, Not Tell Do you have any idea how much money will be used to finance the 2012 elections. News Dissector Danny Schechter has the shocking number.
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President Obama as "Warrior-in-chief" if you are looking for an explanation of why the wars go on, you can't get hung up in debating their pros and cons. They are an extension of an imperial policy about perceived national and economic self-interest, not values. Why is Obama using his ordered killing (rather than capture for trial) of bin Laden as a campaign issue? Is it because, unable to fix the economy, he is running as "warrior-in-chief"?
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ME AND CNN: Atlantans Mobilize To Stop Foreclosures A CNN STORY: Remembering the Old Days congfronting the new by former CNN producer Danny Schechter; Focusing on a massive effort by NACA to stop foreclosures.
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Tell Me Lies: Europe Silences Iranian TV Channels One Day, The EU Wins the Nobel Peace Prize. The Next It Censors Iranian Channels? A Step For Peace wonders News Dissector Danny Schechter?
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Hey, Hey NSA: How Many Leaders Have You Spied On Today? There is an arrogance and blindness at the very top of the NSA hierarchy where arrogant believers in "information dominance" play Star Trek Games, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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Lexicon for Liberation: An A-Z Of Occupation The Words That Powered The Occupy Movement: A first lexicon or A-Z By Danny Schechter
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The News That Isn't In An Age of Missing Information How accurate are all the Scandal Stories we are reading. New Dissector Danny Schechter asks: "What's Missing?"
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The Media Are Our "Carnival Barkers" As Facts Fight Truths Despite Obama Producing His Birth Certificate, Many Still Doubt Obama's Claim To Citizenship. Do Facts Matter any more asks News Dissector Danny Schechter
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RUSSIAN TV, AND MICHAEL MOORE--OH THE IRONIES Ironies and contradictions emerge as Russian TV wonders why Capitalist companies fund Michael Moore's film against Capitalism
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On the 5th Anniversary of The Panic And Second of Occupy This week is being marked as the 5th anniversary of the Financial Crisis and the second of Occupy. The bottom line: we are in deep doo foo, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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When Is A Terrorist No Longer a Terrorist? For years they were branded a terrorist group--until they decided to invest in price Washington Lobbyists. And Now, poof, They are terrorists No More. News Dissector Danny Schechter explains how they did it,
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Can Our Media Survive? My media work has had it cycles almost like a business cycle. I was in radio at WBCN for 8 years, at ABC News for eight years, and so far with Media Channel for nearly 8 again. Are the media gods sending me a message?Is it time to hang up my scalpel?All of these stints are no small accomplishment considering how volatile the media world can be as well and how hostile it has become to our values.
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Sayonara to Mike Wallace And the TV News Era He Led Sayonara to Mike Wallace And The TV News Era He Led by News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Dan Rather, R.I.P. Assasinated By The Media Company He Loved For months he had wandered in the wilderness of CBS News headquarters with nothing to do, telling friends he knew more about what was on the menu at the cafeteria than he did about what the news organization he had once commanded was doing.
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Can The Egyptian People Keep Up The Momentum For Real Change? Now That The People of Egypt Have Toppled Mubarak, Will the next fight be with the military?, asks News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Media Waits for Mandela To Die: Are They "Vultures?" A Media Army Has Staked out a hospital in South Africa, waiting for Nelson Mandela to die. His family compares them to vultures. News Dissector Danny Schechter comments.
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We Need To Remain Concerned About Haiti's Superbowl Of Disaster For four weeks, News Dissector Danny Schechter has been tracking the aid debacle in Haiti. He Says "there isn't much good news in The Bad News"
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Happy News Year: "The News Dissector" Looks Beyond The Top Stories of the Year to Examine the News System Happy New Year to All but will 2014 be a "happy news year?" News Dissector Danny Schechter doubts because or news culture is so flawed.
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Back In Iraq: We Only Want To Save You Once again, a war on Iraq is escalation with shifting pretexts, fist to protect Americans and then Iraquis. News Dissector Danny Schechter puts the story in context.
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All the Talk of a Depression Is, Um, Depressing Economy still sinking As Obama Announces New Team and Plan
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OUR ENDLESS ICONOMANIA: MICHAEL, WALTER AND NELSON Americans love icons from American Idol to the the fascination with the good and great. dead and alive. Now its Walter Cronkite and Nelson Mandela's turn in the festival of hype that started with Michael Jackson's endless memorial. News Dissector Danny Schechter explores our need for heroes.
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Can the Egyptian People Sustain Their Momentum to Continue to Push for Deeper Change? So far, we have seen a takeover, but not yet the makings of a transformation. When millions of people were in the streets, they had power. When they are not, power reverts to institutions and a bureaucracy considered the most stifling in the world.
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TIME TO RALLY FOR FINANCIAL REFORM BEFORE THE RIGHT DOES There is a fear that unless progressive embrace the fading cause of financial reform, the right will seize the issue warns News Dissector Danny Schechter and other.
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The Blue Eyes Of Terror Challenge The World The killings in Norway have offer a lesson and warning for all of us, writes News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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AS THE SENATE VOTES ON FINANCIAL REFORM: What's Missing The Senate is to vote Thursday on FInancial Reform. The Dems think they have the votes but 47% of the public believe the bill will benefit the banks. Danny Schechter discusses.
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IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO--MANDELA FREE AT LAST 20 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked free from prison and into the hearts of people everywhere. News Dissector Danny Schechter tells the story behind the story.
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ARETHE CHARGES AGAINST GOLDMAN FOR REAL OR A SHOW? Were the charges against Goldman Sachs a set up, as part of the effort to promote financial reforms. Danny Schechter, director of Plunder The Crime Of Our Time, wants to know.
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Only In California: Cop Turned Critic Sparks Manhunt What do we make of the case of former California cop Christopher Jordan Dorner, an accused cop-killer.Whats the story behind the manhunt? News Dissector Danny Schechter takes a stab at discussing the spectacle.
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"Rot Within The Ranks:" How Deep Does It GO When military officers were fired because of "rot," You have to ask how deeply it has spread says News Dissector Danny Schechter.
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"Dog Days' for US Economy The debt-ceiling crisis has revealed that Republicans have found a valuable hostage and Democrats have shown they will pay the ransom. So, the prospects that the federal government will address other problems, like joblessness and a staggering middle class, are even dimmer.
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Poetry Lives Even After The Trashing of The People's Library A People' Library Demolished, A poet laureate beaten. Two recent casualties of the campaign ti stamp out Occupy Wall Street. News Dissector Danny Schechter comments
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Nailing Osama: The Media's Delight The "new" Obama wants to be seen as a warrior, not a wuss, as long as he is not forced to go after Wall Street. Right now, his victory is viewed widely for what it is; vengeance. Or in the words of the street, "payback."
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Robots R'US: Drones Reported On 63 Bases In The USA The Drones We Have Seen In Use Abroad Are Coming home with reports of they are on 63 bases in the US. Danny Schechter reports
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Is It Time For Beheadings For Breakfast? Facebook Has Removed its objections to beheading videos in its news feeds. News Dissector Danny Schechter asks: Is this progress?
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It Was Supposed To Be Another Pecora Commission: What Went Wrong? The Investigation was supposed to be like The Pecora Commission> News DIssector Danny Schechter asks: What Happened?
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IT IS TIME TO TAKE GEITHNER AND SUMMERS OUT OF THE GAME It is Time For The President to fire Tim Geithner and Larry Summers because their policies are not working to promote more jobs and a recovery. He likens the need for a shakeup to a manager taking a fading pitcher out of a baseball game.
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Inaugurate This: Waiting for Barack Obama Barack Obama's grassroots campaign could become a major force in keeping him honest and pressing for the changes he has advocated. This piece includes information about a new film I am making on the Obama campaign
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Winning with Kamikaze Tactics The dangerous political and economic trends of the past three decades are coming to a head in Washington current debt battle. The Right is armed with its anti-government extremism and its vast propaganda machine, while the Democrats seek compromise and the Left remains disorganized.
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Nelson Mandela's Like Is Coming To A Theater Near You A mega movie about Nelson Mandela opens soon. Danny Schechter wonders if a liberation strangle can make it at the box office
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What The Hell, L.L? Musical Exclusion Is Not Cool Protests Are Planned Sunday At the Grammy Awards Against the Exclusion of 31 Categories of Music. Is It Racial? News Dissector Danny Schechter reports.
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Politicians As Media Critica Now even Presidents are becoming media critics, reports News Dissector Danny Schechter
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DEPENDENCE GROWS AS INDEPENDENCE DAY NEARS As America's Independence nears, our economic dependence grows in an interdependent world. Danny Schechter speaks about our growing debt load and our need to think about our relationship with the world in a new way.
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Is "WE ARE THE WORLD" What's Needed Now? The Challenges the STars Do Not Address There is nothing controversial or angry about the new We Are The World, and that may be one off its problems because syrupy high profile celebrity events are now co-opted corporate-embraced commodities in our commercial culture. They are almost an expected Made in the USA genre, slick and all too often self-congratulatory commercials for compassion.
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WHEN THE TALIBAN CALLS, SHOULD YOU ANSWER? What Should you do when the Taliban reaches out to "friend" you on Facebook? Should you be very, very afrad? Danny Schechter asks: Do We Live In a "Republic of Fear?"
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AS FINANCIAL REFORM GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE, CHANGE GOES DOWN AS FINANCIAL REFORM GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE< NEWS DISSECTOR DANNY SCHECHTER SURVEYS THE PROSPECTS FOR REAL CHANGE.
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Moratorium Needed: How To Stop Foreclosures Foreclosures are on the rise...How to stop them? News Dissector Danny Schechter argues we need debt relief and a moratorium.
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TV Networks "Monetize' Politics More than a year before the traditional start of the U.S. campaign season -- Labor Day 2012 -- the political horse race is already heating up with an early measure of the field determined by how much money each contender can raise. The TV networks end up as both handicappers and beneficiaries.
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CHARLIE RANGEL MUST DIE (Politically, That is) While we focus on Charlie Rangel's transgressions, institutional corruption is ignored.
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Canada's Media Exports of the Future--Vice and Real News--Compete for Our Attention News Dissector Danny Schechter writes: Two media companies born in Canada, VICE and Real News, are emerging in the US media market. One promises a progressive but locally-based news network; the other a global fusion of reality TV and news.
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Setting the Stage for More Wars U.S. news correspondents often compete to cover Americans wars with an eye to making a name or building a career. But -- when the wars drag on or when problems are just festering -- the news media quickly loses interest, ironically setting the stage for more wars.
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Banned In The USA: The Insecurity of Security Why Are Former South African Freedom Fighters Being Arrested at US Airports. Mandel's prisonmate busted at JFK. Why? He's On The List.
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THE ELEVEN PENS OF BARACK OBAMA In signing the Financial Reform Bill, Barack Obama Has signed up for a new struggle over its implementation.
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U.S. Government Survives Shutdown Threat But Last Minute Deal Only Postpones More Serious Economic Warfare In a last minute deal, milked by both sides for maximum drama and political advantage, the government will not shut down -- at least not now -- even as its budget has taken a major whack. Each side can posture to supporters as a victor. The President, who managed the process from the shadows, posed for photos in the White House after his great compromise of 2011 was announced.
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Nelson Mandela Fights for His Life--Again! As Nelson Mandela Fights for life, its important to remember how he contracted TB, and the problem with selective outrage.
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DWC: The Fight To Save Public Education News Dissector Danny Schechter connects his his history as a high school journalist to an ongoing battle to save DeWitt Clinton High School and publie education.
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IS FINANCIAL REFORM DOOMED? UPDATE AND ESSAY Essay on Link Between BP and Wall Street and Some Ways We Can Get Involved in this fight by educating the American people.
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RECONCILE THIS: THE "UP OR DOWN" VOTE IS HAPPENING! It looks like Obama has opted for the Reconcilliation Option on the Heath Care Vote but there Can be no reconciling the differences between the parties and perhaps within the parties. The age of stalemate is upon us.
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Why is Oliver Stone's "Money Never Sleeps" Asleep At The Switch I was hoping that Oliver Stone would do for the crimes of Wall Street what he did for so mamy other subjects like Salvador, Vietnam, Veterans etc but his film falls flat. Is this just the "new normal" for Hollywood or are other forces behind its lack of real punch? Is it a conspiracy or something worse? Smile. Danny Schechter contrasts his investigation with the auteurs.
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TREAT THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AS A CRIME STORY President Obama's call for financial reform has yet to use the "F WORD" to call attention to financial fraud. News Dissector Danny Schechter, director of the new film, PLUNDER THE CRIME OF OUR TIME, argues that the crisis is driven by fraud and crime.
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The Role of The Irrational In The Market Failures If you think markets are rational, think again. News Dissector Danny Schechter discusses how irrationality trumps rationality om economic affairs
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IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE: AS ONE STORM THREATENS,ANOTHER IS OUT OF MEDIA SIGHT, OUT OF OUR MINDS As we brace for what's been called the "mother of all storms," the platitude-pushing wonderland of TV has shifted the political debate overnight from the prospects of a man with a "funny name" to a gun toting former small town beauty queen turned Governor who hates polar bears and shoots moose. One catastrophe may be coming. The other may be already here, and a third, well, no one wants to talk about that.
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The New South Africa Bans A Major Film Festival Entry Under apartheid. films were frequently banned in South Africa. Now the new government has banned a film. News Dissector Danny Schechter was there and reports.
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Tony Soprano To The Rescue: Recruited to Help Admin Fight Mob The FBI is warning that organized crime is moving in on the stimulus and recovery money. Whats the best repsonse? News Dissector Danny Schechter suggests using criminals to catch criminals by recruiting Tony Soprano. This "Secret Surveillance" tape suggests such a maneuver may be underway.
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China's President Is Here: It's Summit Time China's President is in the US for a State Visit. What is likely to happen. Danny Schechter reports.
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The Media Shift from Them to Us Mapping out the contours of the emerging media system is now on the agenda of consumers and creators in consciousness industries all over the world. Suddenly, many major media combines—perhaps still more outside America than in—have put aside their institutional arrogance and realized that their traditional approach is no longer selling.
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The Quick Slide From Hope to Despair As War Returns--If It Ever Went Away The bombing has begun changing the conversation away from climate change, argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Americans Need Debt Relief! Is Obama Brave Enough to Make It Happen? Sometimes demanding the impossible is precisely what makes the possible more possible. Remember the lesson Dr. Martin Luther King taught us: "We never get change without demanding it. We never have and we never will."
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The Farts of Compromise: Hacking The Stimulus An analysis of the Congressional Debate on the Stimulous and need for new politics. Discusses Obama's response and decision to leave town to rouse his base.
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Far Above Cayuga Waters: Cornell Reunion Reprises Race News Dissector Danny Schechter writes, a college Reunion confronts race as alums Remember the Civil Rights Movement
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A CALL TO ACTION: STRENGHTEN FINANCIAL REFORM The Conference Committee on FInancial Reform Begins Its Formal Process This week. Reforms Proposed as Urgent Are Being Watered Down. We need to Educate The Public On The Issues. Danny Schechter suggests Screening his New film PLUNDER: THE CRIME OF OUR TIME that looks at the financial crisis as a crime story. Write Dissector@mediachannel.org
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Calling George Orwell: We Need You Now News Dissector Danny Schechter offers a "review"that goes deeper into the cryptographic craziness that Glenn Greenwald unmasks in the obsessive world of the NSA
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Will Obama Follow Lincoln's Example? Abraham Lincoln was cautious at first but as events changed, as the Civil War wore on, he became bolder. Will Barack Obama follow his example
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Meet Jack Lew, The Insider's Outsider Lew is unlikely to stand up to the President. He has had successes working with Republicans and reportedly earning their trust. He may have started in politics opposing the Vietnam War, but he is now spoken of as a pragmatist who will rationalize Obama's more conservative predelictions, not challenge them.
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G8 Summit Moved to Camp David for "Security" (ie. No Protests) The G8 Summit Has been Moved to Camp David From Chicago? Why? Danny Schechter the reason has to do with the large demos being organized.
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Explaining the Plunder and the Crime Missing is a hardnosed look at the financial crisis as a crime story -- an approach that allows for morality as well as indignation, and resonates with public anger. It touches the nerve that most people feel.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2012
'Tis The Season To Be Jolly: Slaughter of the Innocents The shooting/massacre in Newtown Connecticut raises deeper questions about our culture argues News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Where IsThe American Spring: Sunshine On A Cloudy Day? News Dissector Danny Schechter asks, "Where is the rebellions we usually associate with Spring?"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 7, 2014
The Olympics Are Here To Stay—And To Pay In our media, the Olympics are about terrorism, protest and Putin--but not about their business agenda. That's what News Dissector Danny Schechter writes about.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 30, 2012
Looking Back At The News of 2012 Those of us who hoped the Obama re-election might usher in a little more justice and equality remain disappointed. Those of us who longed for a change we could believe in then took to the streets to try to create it, only to confront the power of the police state -- the NYPD, FBI et al. Only now, with the disclosure of new documents, do we have a hint of how we were spied upon and lied to.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Are Rising Oil and Food Prices a Scam? Contracts for oil outnumber their actual delivery, a sign of speculation and market manipulation, as oil companies win government authorizations for wells but then don't open them for exploration or exploitation. It's all a game of manipulating oil supply to keep prices up. And no one seems to be regulating it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Fog Of Robert McNamara In the minds of a generation, it was that genius that convinced the country and his bosses, JFK and LBJ, that he/we could win the Vietnam War.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2009
SEARCHING FOR OUR ECONOMIC DEPRESSION""AND FINDING IT! The Depression is Here but sometimes you have to look for it argues News Dissector Danny Schechter.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Final Four Or More? There are two final fours underway--one on the courts, the other in the campaigns writes News Dissector Danny Schechter
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2014
Suicidal Bombers Over Gaza In A World Coming Apart Is Israel on A Suicide Mission in Gaza driven by fanaticism and self-defeating logic? News Dissector Danny Schechter on the costs and consequences behind the bloodshed.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 23, 2011
Istanbut #3: Journalism Demands Know Who As Well As Know How News Dissector Danny Schechter finishes up a round or dispatches from Istanbul, Turnkey with the observation that journalism demands know who as well as know how.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 29, 2014
State of the Union Or State Of Obama? Was it A State of the Union Or The State of Obama. Was the "big speech" an useless exercise, asks News Dissector Danny Schechter.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 8, 2010
Obama's Mission Impossible We seem to be in the era of one step forward and two back where the idea of change serves as an election slogan - not a commitment to more fundamental repairs. The political system is as broken as the economic one, and there is no Superman on the horizon to fly in and fix it.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 3, 2014
The Call to "Restore" For This and Every July 4: Frederick Douglass' Exchoes Through The Ages As Americans celebrate July 4th, it's time to remember the July 4th oration by abolitionist, editor and activist Frederick Douglass, says News Dissector Danny Schechter.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 9, 2013
The Fight To Save Journalism News Dissector Danny Schechter salutes the tenth anniversary of Free Press while discussing the fight to save journalism.
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The World Cup Spilleth Over: As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin As The World Cup Games End, New Political Ones Resume as Brazil turns against a source of exploitation and shame. News Dissector Danny Schechter reports
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JUNE 4: STANDING UP TO TANKS AND FOR TRUTH While there has been lots of coverage of the anniversary if Tiananman Square, on going reporting on human rights in china has diminished. Media Critic Danny Schechter offers an assessment
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2012
Ignoring Warnings Can Be Fatal Why Do so many warnings go unheeded. Why is denial so common? News DIssector Danny Schechter discusses why ignorance is not bliss.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
OBAMA ONE YEAR ON: DEMS LOSING, HOW CAN WE WIN? News DIssector Danny Schechter looks back and ahead on the first anniversary of the Obama Inauguration.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 3, 2014
Pete Seeger Wanted To Be A Journalist Everyone knows Pete Seeger the singer. But did you know that he first wanted to be a journalist, reports News Dissector Danny Schechter
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2007
The Day After: The World Reacts To The Murder of Benazir Bhutto A day later, shock and fear still seem to rule in Pakistan in the aftermath of the killing of Benezir Bhutto. We do know, confirmed again today in the Washinhgton Post that the US government brokered her return. Were there any discussions of security arrangements? We don't know. Could this predictable killing have been prevented?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2012
From Blogothon: The Axis of Media Indifference The Axis of Media Indifference: An essay from Danny Schechter's new book Blogothon (Cosimo Books)
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"I HAVE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP:" Looking Down At The World Dr King Spoke of The "Mountain top" as a path to the promised land, but News Dissector Danny Schechter found todays mountain tops pinnacles of power.
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Beyond Citizens United: Politricks As A Business Beyond Citizens United: Politics Has Become A Business," reports News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Media Downplays Anti-War March Site
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Debating Global Media-in Kazakhstan News Dissector Danny Schechter goes halfway around the world to debate media and its future.
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Can We Trust The New Jobs Report That Has Led to Rosy Forecasts? There are questions about the credibility of the statistics on violence and conflicts coming out of Iraq, reported by Bush appointees. What's true of reporting from Iraq is also true about the job figures that the govt releases monthly gauging the health of the U.S. economy. Can they be trusted? And what about the reporting on them? This is a timely issue as Fox News gets ready to launch its heavily-hyped new Biz channel
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 13, 2007
The Staple of Cable as Poster Child; O'Reilly as Father Coughlin Fascist Copycat As Bill O'Reilly's pattern of hateful commentary goes unexamined within his own issue, few are asking why the cable industry which was launched with so much hope to offer more diversity has embodied so much of the worse on TV. In response to O'Reilly, CNN gave us not an alternative but a clone called Glenn Beck. And don't get me started on the many Neanderthals on MSNBC over the years.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 26, 2012
South Africa's Political Wars Resemble Our Own News Dissector Danny Schechter reports from South Africa on how their politics resembles ours.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Mandela Soap Opera: Can He Die in Dignity? The whole world is praying for Nelson Mandela's recovery despite his dire condition, In South Africa, there is a soap operat distracting attention what he stands for. News Dissector Danny Schechter is there and reports.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 24, 2013
Recruits Meet At The LSE: Reliving The South African Struggle In London London: Thomas Wolfe wrote "You Can't Go Home Again" year ago, and its core truth keeps popping up in my life even as I tend to retrace some of my life journeys, in an endless walk down memory lane. I am back in London, cold and wet as I remember it, to attend an event honoring those of us who went to South Africa on underground missions at my mid 1960's alma mater, the London School of Economics and Political Science..
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2007
Reading Between the Lines to Find The Bottom Line Thank you Harry Reid for acknowledging what the world press has been saying for more than a year, maybe longer: The war is lost.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 12, 2009
MEDIA TIME ON THE POTOMAC: WAITING FOR OBAMA Pt 2 As the inauguration grows close, how should Obama supporters think about what they will have to do make the changes they said they believe in
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2007
The Sub-Prime Crisis Is Really A "Sub-Crime" Crisis. It Is Time To Investigate and Prosecute This Scandal Suddenly, after years of denial and inattention, the press has discovered what they call "the credit crisis." Vague words like "woes" are still being used to mask a financial calamity that some analysts are already calling an apocalypse, as lenders go under and the Stock Market melts downs. A French bank froze BILLIONS Thursday as the stock market tanked...
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The Middle Class Has Been Saved, Or Has It? News Dissector Danny Schechter argues that the Middle Class Is Not Being "Saved" By Obama Administration policies but attacked further,
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 29, 2009
LOOK TO THE FUTURE NOT THE PAST AS YEAR ENDS The decade will not end with the end of 2009. We need to examine the lessons of the last year's political combat
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2007
The Real Media Mantra: "Let's Make A Deal" Deals, Deals, Deals. A culture of buying and selling dominates the world of information and even entertainment. Market logic long ago invaded and twisted media logic.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2007
Memo To Our Media: How To Cover The Debt Crisis
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Is It Time for a Third World War? Has mainstream media devolved so far that world war is now considered a legitimate subject to advocate?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 25, 2007
Don't Be Surprised That Congress Capitulated On The War Of course it is disappointing and disillusioning that the Congress passed the war financing bill giving the Decider in Chief another victory in his war with dissenting legislators who he knew, and we should have known, lack the votes and the guts to stop the war even with a protracted timeline"¦ Let me take that back, it is disillusioning only for those with illusions, for those who take poli-tricksters at their word...
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 1, 2007
For the New Year: MediaChannel Honors The "We" That Care Let us then honor those among us who do care, who are blogging writing op-eds, sending comments to editors and websites, digging out untold stories, making documentaries backing indymedia outlet and fighting back against the way show biz has infiltrated and nearly conquered news biz.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 18, 2006
Study Chess As A Guide to Watching Media The hard-core partisan operatives take this game one nasty step further linking some negative in the news to the person or issue they want to demonize. The idea of ethical debate has long disappeared as show biz techniques dominates news biz.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 1, 2006
An Idea for Media -- Cover the War Like a Math Class Who will join me in building a War Clock to show the vast amounts of money being pissed away every second in Iraq? Wouldn't this be a feature that every TV newscast could update daily, just as they report on the movements of the stock market? All it would require is a simple graphic.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Fox Business; Can The Foxes Save the Hen House? Fox's New Business News Channel Seeks To Rescue Corporate America
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 26, 2007
How Did We Miss the Signs of An Impending Crisis? Why did the Markets and the Media Downplay the Subprime menace?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
If You Are Against The War, Take This Quiz The Iraq War is Bad Because:
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Are the Words "Israel" and "Jews" Synonymous?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 22, 2007
In The Age of the Superbugs: What Is The Remedy killer germs, killer debt and economics-- not so different
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 2, 2006
Media Crimes Sanitize War Crimes in Iraq As events in Iraq continue to slip from bad to worse, the good news brigade is scrambling for new stories ("anything, give me anything") to shore up what's left of public support for a bloody war without end.
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Marching on Memphis: Revitalizing the Media Movement It is the media that sets the agenda and limits it. It's the media that frames our issues, narrows our choices, deifies our icons and institutions, and pumps out the distractions that focus our attention and keeps us uninformed. If we are to revitalize our democracy, we need to make the media an issue and a target. We need to fight for a different type of news and a different story.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 4, 2006
911 Redux: Where is that decoder ring when we need it? More than two towers collapsed on 911. Our democracy has fallen with them. In years past, in similar mysteries of history, it has taken more than 5 years for the truth to surface. In the weeks ahead, let us call for that part of the media that is least compromised to shed prior assumptions and safe conclusions and become open to investigating all the 9/11 narratives as some did finally about the phony claims of WMD's in Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 27, 2006
The 2006 Election: Another Nail in Democracy's Coffin? Why are the mainstream media failing to cover the problems with the voting system in the US?

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