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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Saturday, April 05, 2014
Beyond McCutcheon: Deeper Questions Demand Answers
Everyone’s taking about the Supreme Court’s perfectly predictable “Citizens United 2” McCutcheon decision. It’s what we are NOT talking about that worries me. Ironically, the far right that many on the left see as the only beneficiary of a decision that treats money and free speech as if they are...
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Stressed: What Are They Trying To Tell Us?
New York, New York: Ok, I have to admit it, I feel as my faith in economic justice is being tested with these stress tests. Truth is, I am becoming more stressed than ever.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Media “Rallies” In New York To Urge Press Freedom From Government Spies and Protection for Sources
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Saturday, March 15, 2014
When The Government Compounds Crimes Rather Than Fights Them: Mortgage Fraud
We were all victims of the financial crisis that began in 2007 (not 2008) but some of us suffered more than others. And, hundreds of millions of us are still living with the painful aftermath as its consequences began to be felt worldwide.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014
Does the Media Hate the Poor?
One is always proud to be invited to speak at the United Nations, one of the few global institutions that is still taken seriously and that can generate international resolutions and shape programs free of total domination by the big powers.
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Saturday, February 08, 2014
The Olympics Are Here To Stay—And To Pay
The Winter Olympics are off and running, and the media focus is about the threat of terrorism, Putin’s motives in holding it, and why a backward town in the old Soviet Union that has been a center of human rights abuse for years is somehow, surprise, surprise, not up to the luxury standards in Los Angeles or Park City Utah (especially for reporters who bitch the most!)
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014
'Happy News Year': Looking Beyond Top Stories to Examine Our News System
NEW YORK, New York—At year end, the news agenda fills up with stories on top stories, a chance for networks to repackage footage or highlight favorite newsmakers. These stories rarely look at the news system that picks them or why. There are two news systems in America--the official parody of journalism that represents most of what the mainstream or what some call the “lame stream” media offers.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013
As the End Draws Nigh: Will Mandela's Burial Also Bury His Memory?
As the body of Nelson Mandela heads for its "final rest" in the rural community where he was bo
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Deal Done But War Goes On: No Winners, Only Losers
So what was it all about? The Senate deal ending the shutdown and deferring a default until the next time has solved nothing.
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Monday, September 16, 2013
Commemorating the Financial Panic: It Ain’t Over Yet
New York, New York – Media outlets love anniversaries. They become the makers and news-pegs for one-day stories that become pretexts for episodic coverage of key issues that substitute for ongoing critical reporting,
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