Tag Archives: Danny Schechter
Durban, South Africa’s giant Gateway Mall is a “theater of shopping.” Image from JoeTourist. For the ‘sheeple’:Malls are temples of consumer debt The mall is for the modern economy what the factory was for the old one, until consumption trumped … finish reading Danny Schechter : Malls Are Temples of Debt for the ‘Sheeple’
Diplomacy, Murdoch style. Image from Twitchy Media.Is Iran trying to tell ussomething we won’t hear? The rhetoric of the well-orchestrated anti-Iranian crowds outside was even bloodier than the Iranians had ever been… By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Danny Schechter : Is Iran Shifting its Message?
Mujahedin-e-Khalq. Image from Institute for the Study of Violent Groups.Strange story of the Mujahedine-Khalq:When is a terrorist no longer a terrorist? The ‘bad guys’ became ‘good guys’ with the swipe of a pen. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog … finish reading Danny Schechter : When is a Terrorist No Longer a Terrorist?
Obama under fire. Image from PressTV.The Obama defection:Former supporters lambaste the President Just this week he reportedly begged his supporters to send more money as donations fall off. He may be panicking. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Obama Defection
South African President Jacob Zuma was caught up in a personal corruption scandal that he “narrowly slithered out of.” Photo by Reuters.South Africa’s political warsbegin to resemble our own The African National Congress is riven by factions, ambitious politicians, and … finish reading Danny Schechter : South Africa’s Political Wars
Titanic: Iceberg ahead. Image from Luther, Out of Station.Iceberg ahead:The big money that is sinking democracy It is hard to wrap your head around the scale and immediacy of this danger. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | May … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Big Money That Is Sinking Democracy
Predator drone crew at Creech AFB in Nevada. Image from Drone Wars UK.Robots ‘R’ Us:Military-style drones reportedon 63 bases in the USA By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2012 NEW YORK CITY — It’s easy to … finish reading Danny Schechter : Drones Don’t Talk Back
Graphic from AdBusters.Here we go again:Battle for the ‘soul’ of Occupy AdBusters‘ latest communiqué is offered up almost like a new commandment from the mountaintop of political purity. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | April 17, 2012 Perhaps … finish reading Danny Schechter : Adbusters’ ‘Battle for the Soul of Occupy’
Mike Wallace hosting “CBS Morning News” in 1963. Photo from CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images.Sayonara to Mike Wallaceand the news era he led Mike Wallace turned the macho face-off into a personal signature that resembled nothing so much as … finish reading Danny Schechter : Sayonara to Mike Wallace and the End of an Era
Is it the end of an era?Exit Olympia Snow and Andrew Breibart By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / March 6, 2012 There was an eerie synchronicity in the pending resignation of veteran Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican … finish reading Danny Schechter : Exit Snow and Breitbart: End of an Era?
“Drowning Man,” by David Galletly / 2headedsnake.We are drowning here:War, banks, and dumbed-down media “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 … finish reading Danny Schechter : We Are Drowning Here
Special Ops warrior. Image from Military Pictures.Special Ops now definethe Pentagon’s expanding wars These Special Ops units often operate outside the chain of command and, as they become institutionally stronger, tend to dominate military decision making. By Danny Schechter | … finish reading Danny Schechter : Special Ops Now Define Expanding Wars