Economic Warrior is delighted to interview Danny Schechter. Danny is one of the foremost media critics in the United States and one of the few experts to speak out about the media’s role in the economic collapse–which in many ways echoes how the media complied with Wall Street during the 1920s before The Great Depression. Danny’s expertise in the media is deep and wide. A graduate of Cornell with a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, he has also been a Neiman Fellow at Harvard and has been an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia. Danny began his media career as the “News Dissector” at WBCN in Boston, later he was a producer for ABC newsmagazine 20/20, where he produced 50 segments, two of which won national Emmy Awards and two others were nominated. Danny was also part of the start-up staff at CNN in Atlanta. As of August 2010, Danny has reported from 62 countries. In this interview, we discuss his latest documentary about the financial crisis, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time which also has a companion book. We discuss the medias role in the collapse. Other recent works include In Debt We Trust where Schechter, in 2006 rightly warned about how America is now a culture of debt and a circle of tears. In 2004, Schechter created WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception explaining how the media failed to cover the Iraq War. Please listen in, and visit his sites. Danny is a truth teller of the first order. Visit www.indebtwetrust.org/com , www.plunderthecrimeofourtime.com , www.newsdissector.org. You can also contact Danny at email@example.com.
Archive for August, 2010
Economic Warrior interviews Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant Treasury Secretary under Ronald Reagan. He is also a former editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and Scripps Howard News Service. Paul is a critic of both the Republican and Democratic parties. He has written or co-authored eight books, and published many articles in scholarly journals. He has testified before Congress on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy. His latest book “How The Economy Was Lost” is available through www.counterpunch.org or Amazon. In this interview Paul discusses job offshoring, the power of lobbyists, Wall Street, the decline of the U.S. dollar as the world reserve currency, and how corporate America along with Wall Street hollowed out the middle class in America. Paul has immense passion as a patriotic citizen and exposes how greedy elites have plundered the country. As a former assistant treasury secretary, journalist who also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Paul Craig Roberts, is uniquely qualified to expose the problems the U.S. faces in the days ahead. Please listen in.