Stories by Danny Schechter

Danny Schechter has produced and directed six documentary films about Nelson Mandela. He is also created and producedSouth Africa Nowi a weekly TV newsmagazine. He is an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC News and the author of sixteen books. He writes the News Dissector blog for His latest book is PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books). subscribe to Danny Schechter's feed

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: Seven Stories

The issue of who and what is a terrorist remains a hotly contested one. Nelson Mandela’s success and emergence as a global icon has not changed that.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source:

Julian Assange even got its hands on the script before the film’s release and annotated it to challenge its veracity.

Posted on: May 24, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera

When the "press" became the "media," news bookers began to see themselves like big-game hunters on an African safari.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Most of South Africa takes pride in Mandela, including the older generation that first knew him as an apartheid government-designated terrorist.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Fox's formula feeds into a political strategy of promoting partisanship through heightening polarization and political conflict.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tens of thousands in the streets are being driven by an economic disaster that has sent unemployment skyrocketing and food prices climbing.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Although the financial crisis that swept the world may have started on Wall Street, it has brought down governments and shredded economic security worldwide.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2011, Source: Smirking Chimp

Fascism is a term we are used to reading in histories about WWII, not in news stories from present-day America. Yet the word has crept into popular use.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The economy is already down, and it can go lower. And no one seems willing to fix it.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Our government can sort out international espionage affairs in the blink of an eye. So where's the justice for our financial criminals?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In this era of corporate anarchy, legal, ethical and financial rules have all been rescinded in the pursuit of profit.

Posted on: May 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The American people are clamoring for justice but our voices are still being ignored. The President says he is on our side. Is he?

Posted on: May 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The plunder goes on, but Dems will pat themselves on the backs and move on to the next issue, praising half-baked 'reform.'

Posted on: May 9, 2010, Source:

Last week's market plunge continues to baffle economists. Should we blame a trader who made a typo or were there others playing a shadier game of market manipulation?

Posted on: Apr 14, 2010, Source:

How we can be experiencing the largest economic meltdown in decades with no real mass mobilization or ongoing response from the progressive world?

Posted on: Jan 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Taking care of the victims of predatory rip-offs is only fair. Human rights must come before property rights.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Everyone wants to believe in the best intentions of all involved, but five days after the quake, with so few being helped, we have to ask: how did this get so badly done?

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Treasury Secretary's pro-Wall Street policies, along with those of adviser Larry Summers, are failing.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We're dealing with a political elite that is more Clintonesque than Rooseveltesque. Will meaningful change be possible?

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There seems to be a lack of curiosity about the costly frauds that flushed our economy down the toilet.