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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Chris Cook

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/. 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, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Stefania Maurizi, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.