Danny Schechter

News Dissector Danny Schechter edits Mediachannel.org and blogs at news dissector.net. His latest book is Madiba A to Z: The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela (Madibabook.com) Comments to dissector@mediachannel.org

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Friday, January 2, 2009 - 9:19am
As The New Year Begins, The Old Year Refuses To Die
The New Year may be here but last year's problems and crimes have stuck to our shoes and we can't seem to scrape them off. This was the least festive New Years in memory, and for good reason. In Gaza, an Israeli invasion posing as an act of self-defense escalates with targeted assassinations and an expected ground invasion. American political leaders are for the most part silent, unwilling, perhaps even afraid to encourage the UN's call for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 11:15am
TARP This: Paulson's Bailout Plan Riddled With Deception
Talk about crazy making. How do we believe anything Hank Paulson says? First, he needed $700 Billion, and fast, to buy up troubled assets or the skies would fall and we would be pressed to impose martial law. He found an appropriate acronym, TARP, to manage the money with a skeletal staff of 28 headed up by one of his former protégés at Goldman Sachs. So Far, So Good,
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Friday, December 19, 2008 - 10:10am
License to Steal: $50 Billion Con Rocks Wall Street
Every era has its bad guy, its high profile criminal who flames into public view through media circuses and tabloid headlines. In the 1930's, there was Al Capone brought down by the taxman. In the 40's, Willie Sutton was a big bad guy who once said he robbed banks because "that's where the money is." In the 1950's the Mafia seized our attention while here in New York, we had George Metetsky, the mad bomber.
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Friday, September 26, 2008 - 11:57am
Are We On The Verge of The Deluge?
New York - The Hank and Ben Show was doing so well in the ratings. They crafted a plan -- ok, only 3 pages but still a prodigious effort in an era when so few can agree on the need for heat on a freezing day. But now the great unraveling has begun. Remember Karl Marx's lesson on the dialectic: thesis leads to anithesis resulting in synthesis. Maybe.
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