Friday, May 14, 2010


News Dissector forced to go virtual

by Larry Geller

I was sad to read this morning that Danny Schecter, the News Dissector, is packing up his office at Globalvision’s last refuge in New York’s garment district.

Danny was is one of the few journalists who has been willing to write books, articles, and make movies about the coming (and now present) economic collapse. He has most recently completed both a book and movie called Plunder: The Crime of Our Time. He has been a guest several times on Hawaii Public Radio’s Town Square program.

Danny will carry on. He’s dedicated his life to what he does. Just now, he’ll have to do it from home.

In the present economy, there just isn’t enough money to support what we used to call journalism. I think Danny’s closing line says it:

Your advice and wishes always welcome. Billionaires will get an immediate response [smile]. It’s been a privilege to serve.

Speaking of billionaires, The Biz Blog highlighted Pierre Omidyar's Civil Beat today over on the Poynter Institute’s website. Since commenting is free over there, I added my own very civil two cents. You’ve read my comments before, I was happy to have the opportunity to reach  a larger audience with my views, something that Civil Beat itself denies us because of its business model.


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