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Schechter, Danny

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Most widely held works by Danny Schechter
The war in Iraq and why the media failed us by David Dadge( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers a key question on the lips of many Americans as violence in Iraq continues and report after report reveals that President Bush's reasons for leading Americans to war were not backed by solid evidence: "Why weren't the media more skeptical during the rush to war?"
In debt we trust : America before the bubble bursts by Danny Schechter( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the increasing debt burden carried by millions of Americans argues that corrupt practices by financial and government institutions are fostering citizens' dependence on credit while creating a ballooning national debt that is leading the country towards fiscal disaster
Media wars : news at a time of terror by Danny Schechter( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a critique and assessment of the media after 9/11. Includes web log entries, columns, and articles by correspondents and alternative journalists analyzing the events of 9/11 and the media's coverage of the U.S. government's war on terrorism. Stresses the lack of international coverage of the American media, examines the media distortion, oversimplification, and government propaganda as major roadblocks in accurate coverage of terrorism and war, and provides a thorough analysis of the news media and how 9/11 affected the content of broadcast and print news sources. Concludes that there is a lack of a truly free and independent press in America owing to government and corporate control
Plunder : The Crime of Our Time by Richard Spierings( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures, and the disappearance of retirement funds, the documentary investigates the unregulated fraud and theft that led to the market's collapse in fall 2008. Explores the epidemic of subprime mortgages, predatory lending, insurance scams, and high-risk hedge funds that caused the collapse of the housing market and a full-scale economic meltdown
Embedded--weapons of mass deception : how the media failed to cover the war on Iraq by Danny Schechter( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the introduction: "This media war promoted the war it covered...First, it constructed the political environment, contributing to the sense of inevitability about the need for war, and then fostered approval for it. Critical voices quickly vanished as fighting got underway...Our understanding of what happened, our perceptions, points of view, and prejudices, were forged and framed by our media choices."
WMD : weapons of mass deception by Danny Schechter( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There were two wars going on in Iraq, one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and remove WMDs, Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs, Weapons of Mass Deception."--Container
Madiba A to Z : the many faces of Nelson Mandela by Danny Schechter( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from conversations with family members, former presidents and cabinet ministers, adversaries, and Mandela's Robben Island cellmates and guards to offer new insights into the life of the freedom fighter
Orwell rolls in his grave( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together an ex-"60-Minutes" producer, a United States congressman, as well as some of the country's leading intellectual voices on the media to examine the mix of business, politics and idealogy that is the modern mainstream media. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn't, this film moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the media. Does the corporate media reflect public opinion or create it?
The death of media and the fight to save democracy by Danny Schechter( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Death of Media, Emmy Award-winning journalist Danny Schechter offers a blistering polemic about why this unprecedented outpouring of interest in the media, and why other protests from Pope John Paul II to local radio DJs, signal the "death of old media."" "But Schechter doesn't tell the story you might expect - that of the oft-discussed biogosphere replacing daily newspapers, or of hopelessly ideological TV and radio broadcasts. Rather, he chronicles new players in the media - including Google, a wildly diverse world of independent media, and a growing media reform movement - while showing how these players have carefully organized around issues in the mainstream media." "Convinced that "we can't fix America without fixing the media," The Death of Media shows why the fight to change our media is bigger than any political fight yet."--Jacket
Barack Obama, people's president : the campaign that changed history( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the untold story behind the unprecedented grassroots effort that elected an unknown candidate President of the United States. Features interviews with media analysts, activists, journalists, grassroots organizers, producers, campaign workers, and thoughtful experts
When news lies : media complicity and the Iraq War by Danny Schechter( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When News Lies is an inside story of the media war behind the Iraq War, the American government's efforts to manipulate war coverage by playing on the media's own timidity and reluctance to do its job- report the news to the public. Veteran author, video journalist, and media critic Danny Schechter ("the News Dissector") takes us on a sometimes frightening, sometimes humorous journey behind the scenes of the media machine that sold us an invasion and rallied the public to support it." "This innovative and timely book includes the script and full length DVD of Schechter's award-winning and controversial documentary, "WMD" (Weapons of Mass Deception). Book jacket."--Jacket
The crime of our time : why Wall Street is not too big to jail by Danny Schechter( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Journalist Danny Schechter investigates a complex web of fraud and crime that he shows played a major, if largely unreported, role in bringing the economy down. His four-year investigation focuses on three interconnected cesspools of corruption."--Publisher's description
Globalization & human rights( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary examining the clash between the trend of increasing economic globalization and international human rights advocacy. Investigates the impact of foreign economic influence on gold miners in South Africa, the petroleum industry in Nigeria, the collapse of the economy of Indonesia, child labor abuses in Thailand and the situation in East Timor
News dissector : passions, pieces, and polemics, 1960-2000 by Danny Schechter( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together Danny Schecter's writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting
Counting on democracy : a film( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the disenfranchisement of voters in the 2000 Presidential election and claims that Florida governor Jeb Bush's office tried to bury evidence of the exclusion of tens of thousands of legal voters from the voter rolls
South Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa. A nation with an unparalleled history of human rights violations; however, today, it moves forward to overcome its horrific past. This program takes us back to the days South Africa took its largest step forward, the days when Apartheid died. Here we see violent protesters waving banners saying "Hang Mandela"; one year later, peaceful demonstrators dance in the streets celebrating Nelson Mandela's victory. Since the ANC's rise to power in 1994, we discover that abuses declined, but difficult times remained. "Apartheid is dead, but its legacy lives on." The new government abolished racial laws and overhauled the police departments, but even today it continues to deal with those guilty of human rights violations. We see excerpts from "Countdown to Freedom" and "Prisoners of Hope"--A documentation of a reunion of former political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, at Robin Island. The now free men used this journey to reflect on their past and to celebrate their collective strength. Lastly, we see an interview with Nelson Mandela's daughter, Makaziwe
Bosnia and Herzegovina( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second program on Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War, we look at a number of SAGA films produced while Bosnia was under siege between1992 and1993, including Sarajevo Ground Zero I. We meet Hrvoje Batinic of the Open Society Fund as he reads a quote while standing in the midst of war-created ruins. We listen to Pulitzer Prize winner and NY Times' foreign correspondent John Burns' voice as he describes the devastation that he sees while traveling through the once crowded streets. Bosnian producer and director Ademir Kenovic tells his story, as does American Tony Borden, editor of the Balkan War Report, now renamed the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. The late writer and political activist Susan Sontag, along with humanitarian Fred Cuny, who mysteriously disappeared in Chechnya while seeking to negotiate a ceasefire, give their thoughts on the war. The late Bosnian director Zlatko Lavanic and Bosnian filmmaker Daniela Gogic also appear in this program that throws you directly into the deserted streets and horrific sights and sounds of the war in Bosnia
Plunder : investigating our economic calamity and the subprime scandal by Danny Schechter( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans under a burden that many will never crawl out of. Plunder identifies some of the profiteers and calls for an investigation of those behind this shrewdly engineered subprime scheme. Plunder indicts the regulators who enabled the crisis and the media that missed it. Plunder advocates a debt-relief movement in America and argues that such a movement would resonate across the political spectrum
Nelson Mandela : free at last( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains rare clandestine footage smuggled out of South Africa, insightful interviews with the principal players, plus the uncensored and unedited first speech Mandela gave upon his release from prison
Las noticias en tiempos de guerra : medios de comunicación : información o propaganda? by Danny Schechter( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The war in Iraq and why the media failed us
Media wars : news at a time of terrorPlunder : The Crime of Our TimeEmbedded--weapons of mass deception : how the media failed to cover the war on IraqThe death of media and the fight to save democracyBarack Obama, people's president : the campaign that changed historyWhen news lies : media complicity and the Iraq WarThe crime of our time : why Wall Street is not too big to jailNews dissector : passions, pieces, and polemics, 1960-2000
Alternative Names
Danny Schechter americký novinář

Danny Schechter Amerikaans journalist (1942-2015)

Danny Schechter cineasta e produttore televisivo

Danny Schechter journaliste américain

Danny Schechter periodista estadounidense

Danny Schechter periodista estatunidenc

Schechter, Daniel Isaac

Дэнни Шехтер