The News Dissector Danny Schechter Dies Age 72

"Plunder" Filmmaker Danny Schechter

“Plunder” Filmmaker Danny Schechter

Danny Schechter was a close friend and ally of disinformation®. An activist to the core, Danny had a long and varied career as a journalist with ABC News and CNN before unshackling from the mainstream media to produce prescient films like In Debt We Trust (made before the credit crisis and crash of 2008) and Plunder, write books like The Crime of Our Time, and blog like a madman (check out all his posts for disinformation® here).

One of Danny’s friends and allies, Don Hazen of Alternet, has written a fine obituary which also features insight from Rory O’Connor, perhaps Danny’s closest collaborator.

One of my best memories of Danny was going to a protest rally with him. He was truly in his element, as you can see in this clip:

RIP Danny Schechter, forever the News Dissector.

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