Gorilla Radio Flashbacks with Chris Cook, Danny Schechter Sept. 29, 2008

The political circus surrounding the U.S. elections may have you wondering: “What the hell is going on?” Last week, just hours before the first scheduled presidential debate, Republican candidate John McCain announced an end to his campaign, and said he would not participate in the debate. David Swanson is an accomplished political activist, organizer, and he’s the creator of several political activist web sites, including: afterdowningstreet.org, anationdeceived.org, impeachcheney.org, and his own site, davidswanson.org. David Swanson and spiralling towards election day in the third segment.

And; it’s on every T.V. screen, and covers the front page of every newspaper beyond the tabloids: the American economic implosion is the story eclipseing all others. Over the weekend, Bush administration press secretary, Dana Perino reiterated president Bush’s vow to have a “rescue package” for Wall Street ready before today’s opening bell on the trading floors of New York. Danny Schechter is a media critic, author. some of his book titles include, ‘Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception,’ Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror,’ ‘The More You Watch, the Less You Know,’ and his latest, the timely, ‘Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal.’ Danny Schechter, “the news dissector is also a long-time radio broadcaster and television news producer, documentary filmmaker, and the creator of Media Channel and the Global Vision news network. Danny Schechter in the final segment.

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, broad/webcasting since 1999. The show is archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. The GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com, and you can find and support the program at GRadio.Substack.com. Financial support is also possible through the Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/PacificFreePress. He's too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct) and tweets at @paciffreepress. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Sam Husseini, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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