Danny Schechter

Danny Schechter, popularly dubbed “The News Dissector,” died earlier this year. He had an illustrious career in journalism and went on to become one of New York’s higher profile political activists. A…

With the midterm election less than a month away and the economic crisis unabated, the Obama Administration may be at a crossroads. The President’s own advisor, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker…

The economic crisis needs to be investigated using RICO laws used against organized crime, says Danny Schechter, author and director of Plunder: The Crime of Our Time. Wall Street made billions off mortgage fraud, and all the busts of mortgage lenders in the world won’t get the real culprits.

Schechter joins GRITtv’s Laura Flanders in studio to talk about the unreported story of the economic crisis, which continues to haunt millions of Americans, and which Paul Krugman recently referred to as the third depression.

Goldman SucksIn celebration of this paragon of capitalism, Goldman Sachs, on April 30th we’ll be giving away copies of Danny Schechter’s latest documentary on Wall Street fraud, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time (available now on DVD and iTunes) for those who Tweet the following:

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(If you haven’t heard of the “shitty deal” yet read here.)

As always the more you Tweet the above phrase, the greater your chances of receiving a copy of Plunder on DVD. Here’s the trailer:

George Knapp was joined by filmmaker and veteran journalist Danny Schechter, who discussed the fraud perpetrated on the nation by Wall Street and the factors which played a role in the current financial crisis. While the media has portrayed the meltdown as the result of a series of blunders by the banking industry, Schechter said that it was really a calculated effort to take advantage of a flawed system. Calling it “the greatest theft in history,” he observed that “you have a situation where a small group of people enriched themselves in ways that were never thought possible.”

[listen to the remaining parts of the interview here]

Schechter explained that the economic crisis is really…