Jimmy Dore Looks At America, Conservatives & Media
~ TheLipTV, 2014-09-11 (44:43)
America’s march to ruin and inescapable corruption in government and media is skewered by Jimmy Dore in this uncensored interview to mark his new book, YOUR COUNTRY IS JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU. Wealth distribution, financial collapse, and the reason that nobody seems particularly outraged is illuminated with hilarious aplomb--plus he gives his thoughts on ISIS, Jimmy Fallon, Brian Williams, and much more in this episode of Media Mayhem, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
Jimmy Dore is the star of several Comedy Central specials, a writer/performer for the off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues, and the host of his own weekly radio show on KPFK Los Angeles. He is also the creator of Citizen Jimmy, an award-winning one hour Comedy Central special that was chosen Best of 2008 by iTunes, and was named one of the Top 5 Comedy DVDs of the Year by Punchline Magazine.
No stranger to the international scene, Dore has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious comedy festivals around the world, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and the Amsterdam Comedy Festival, where Dore performed high. Back in the states, he was singled out as one of the top five performers at The Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado, which thrilled Dore because he knew it would end up in his biography some day. Dore continues to tour nationally and looks forward to his next special. When in Los Angeles, Dore performs his acclaimed Pop and Politics, a monthly video/sketch/talk show at the UCB Theatre.
His new book, ‘Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You—Even After You’ve Moved On’ is available now.
Media Mayhem Full Episodes Playlist:
Media Mayhem Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcome to Media Mayhem.
00:30 Introducing Jimmy Dore.
01:00 Politicians, Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon. Who actually owns the media?
10:50 Chris Matthews and the problem with defining oneself as a moderate.
22:00 Disparity in wealth and why there isn’t more anger coming from the middle class.
24:30 Amy Holmes of TheBlaze and the conservative media.
30:00 The media and ISIS, George Stephanopoulos and Dennis Rodman, and Tom Brokaw.
40:50 Financial collapse, and what is the media neglecting to report right now?
43:00 Thanks and goodbye.