Danny Schechter, Executive Editor, Media Channel.org
& Globalvision: 29th
Media Man Australia hits the "jackpot".
speak live to Danny Schechter, the world renown Media
Dissector, based in New York, USA.
Schechter is a media writer and analyst, television
producer, independent filmmaker and celebrated media
background is with the "mainstream" news
outlets in the United States.
Danny operates MediaChannel.org,
which represents true freedom of the press.
this historic 50 minute interview we cover freedom
of the press, war and politics (history and current),
embedded journalism, the real reality of reality TV,
how you can make a positive difference to our world,
and what makes good journalism.
will be indeed on the end of your seat, as Danny Schechter
and Greg Tingle take you on the ride of your journalistic
Listen to the interview, while it's still free folks!
(we are in the process of developing paid streaming.
is Greg Tingle reporting for Media Man Australia.
We're speaking to Danny Schechter, "The Media
Dissector", direct in New York. Welcome to the
to be with you, from the other side of the world.
you. Pleasure to be with you. We've been looking forward
to this for quite a while. So, Danny, for the uninitiated,
what is in fact is your background in the media?
is no such thing as a fact, everyone has an interpretation
of facts...I've been doing media work for many, many
years...first as a new reporter, then......
TO THE INTERVIEW
would love it if you can share......you will hear
more about this, and I will communication it all over
will post the interview on MediaMan.com.au in the
interviews and multimedia section...We look forward
to a lot more future contact.
Thank you so much.
(Greg say's, before he hits the stop button)
minutes of pure gold)
note: This just may have been our greatest interview
to date. No stone was left unturned, and we discussed
the hard and complicated media issues in a manner
the general public will understand and appreciate.
Media Man Australia would like to give Danny and the
whole team at Media Channel.org a big public thank
you, and we look forward to seeing our new friends
in the United States within a year.
Dissector's Web Log
Danny Schechter profile
: Embedded: Weapons Of Mass Deception
(courtesy of Coldtype.net)
for educational use, and to supplement our interview
were two wars going on in Iraq one was fought
with armies of soldiers, bombs and 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
disarm WMDs Weapons of Mass Destruction; the
other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs,
Weapons of Mass Deception.
TV networks in America considered their non-stop around-the-clock
coverage their finest hour, pointing to the use of
embedded journalists and new technologies that permitted
viewers to see a war up close for the first time.
of the coverage, such as veteran journalist and media
watcher Danny Schechter, a former ABC and CNN producer,
consider much of the U.S. media complicit in the promoting
and cheerleading for a war in which some of the reporting
was sanitized, staged and suppressed. Schechter, author
of Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror, The More
You Watch The Less You Know and News Dissector, brings
an insiders knowledge based on 30 years in journalism
with an outsiders perspective to critiquing media
coverage. Throughout the war, as he describes, he
was self-embedded at Mediachannel.org,
the worlds largest on-line media issues network,
writing a 3000 word daily dissection of
the global coverage based on a wide range of source.
that coverage, including articles and essays published
elsewhere, appears with a new introduction and hard-hitting
analysis as Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception, a
book length study of the new merger between the military
and the media. The book includes reports written in
late May, 2003.
is important for readers to assess these arguments
before our memories fade and the Bush Administration
changes the subject, says Schechter. We
rushed this book into print online so it can contribute
to the continuing debate about the war and its impact.
Until now, only the government is being scrutinized.
Its urgent that we also assess media coverage.