South Africa's Political Wars Begin To Resemble Our Own By Danny Schechter

26 June 2012 — The News Dissector

 

Cape Town, South Africa: When I came to South Africa, I thought I was escaping the way our news programs are totally dominated by political coverage even though the election is months away and everyone knows none of this polling and hyped-up speculation matters until October.

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Beyond Citizens United: Politics Is an Industry, Not Just A Campaign By Danny Schechter

4 June 2012The News Dissector

 

New York, New York: In theory, American elections traditionally get going after Labor Day, but, as we can see by the daily overkill media “coverage,” polls and constant reporting about who has raised what—to the degree that anyone really knows in the age of SuperPacs— that the political horses for the 2012 are off and running.

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SWEET HOME CHICAGO: G8 MTG MOVED BUT PROTESTS WILL CONTINUE By Danny Schechter

6 March 2012 — The News Dissector

Who called whom first?

Did the Obama alumni Association in Chicago—David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Bill Daley—get nervous and call the White House, or was it Barack himself, having disposed/co-opted one threat by the name of Netanyahu, who recognized he had a more serious problem the horizon.

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“We Are Drowning” On A Road To Nowhere: New War on the Horizon By Danny Schechter

20 February 2012 — The News Dissector

“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke.” — Frederick Douglass, 1852 (From Military Resistance)

Oil prices are rocketing. Iranian warships are moving into the Mediterranean to shadow the US warships already there. Propaganda news is growing with rumors of Al Qaeda links with Iran, and, then, less speculative news about real links between the terror groups and the armed opposition in Syria.

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British Regulators Pull Press TV: Another Blow To Media Freedom By Danny Schechter

22 January 2012 — The News Dissector

The British media regulator OFCOM has pulled Press TV’s license to be seen in the United Kingdom.

The regulator that has done so little to regulate the methods of Rupert Murdoch’s media practices, or BBC’s tilted coverage of the war in Iraq, has suddenly decided that the Iran’s global English language channel must be sanctioned by being removed and silenced. (Ironically, it was Murdoch’s BSKYB channel that carried Press TV in the UK)

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ColdType, January 2012: Target Iran / Libya / Israel / Media & War / Economics…

3 January 2012 — Coldtype

coldtype0112.jpgIn this month’s 72-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE
Cover Feature in this issue is a 7-part, 24-page section Target Iran, on the propaganda build-up to what may become another major Middle Eastern war. Other stories include an analysis of the attack on Libya, the hypocrisy of Israel, the prime time war, one man’s journey to jail, the zombies who ate the economy and much, much more – Tony Sutton, Editor

PLUS: A new 232-page e-book by Danny Schechter

As a special New Year’s gift to ColdType readers, we’ve got a pre-publication download of the e-book version of OCCUPY – Dissecting Occupy Wall Street, by Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, who is described in Greg Palast’s preface as the “Trident submarine of the American media.” The print version of the book will be available next month

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Two Icons, Two Deaths, Two Worlds: The Media Simplified Them Both By Danny Schechter

22 December 2011 — Plunder the crime of our time

The world has said goodbye to two leaders who were worlds apart. One was a widely celebrated anti-communist, the other a widely despised communist. However, both the lives and thoughts of the Czech Republic’s Vaclav Havel, and North Korea’s Kim Jung-il were given short shrift.

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You Say You Want A Revolution. What Will Happen To Occupy Wall Street If It Loses Its Park? By Danny Schechter

6 November 2011 — Global Research

The tarps are flapping and the tents are not bringing much warmth.

The harsh winds of Winter are lashing the encampment at Zucotti Park, or as many would prefer, ‘Liberty Plaza,’ the symbol of a wannabe revolution against the status quote and powercrats of the American oligarchy.

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