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.
For more than a decade, Jimmy Dore, has been observing America’s political scene through the lens of the media. With an eye for the cracks in our national discourse and a sharp sense of bipartisan satire, he’s collected abundant fragments of failed deception, outrageous absurdity, and truth. Weaving these fragments together, Dore now proudly presents a glaring mosaic of what’s wrong in America wrapped up in a hilarious 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.
Super-rich and righteously conservative Republicans, droning on and doing nothing liberal Democrats, political pundits spanning the ideological spectrum, network news anchors, Wall Street CEOs, even God (in the image of the rigidly religious) - everyone who’s someone important (or thinks so) incites Jimmy Dore’s penetrating, scathing commentary. "Don’t feel sorry for anyone skewered in this book," he urges his readers. "From years of observation, I can tell you that they lack shame, they don’t feel pain, and they don’t feel pain for others (unless there’s a camera on). The fact that they’re laughing all the way to the bank means that we should laugh behind their backs."
With his signature incisive humor, Jimmy Dore writes what countless intelligent, hardworking Americans really think about the crap spewing from the mouths of elected officials, captains of industry, revered members of the media, and others in positions of power. YOUR COUNTRY IS JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU calls attention to what’s wrong with:
- Brian Williams, Chris Matthews, David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, Mark Shields, and other famous members of the much-maligned "liberal" media who excel at glossing over hard facts, who evade asking tough questions, and whose fat paychecks depend on conservative corporations;
- Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Congressman Todd Akin, and other big-mouthed Republican bullies who blame not only Obama and the liberals but also everyday Americans (especially the unemployed, the poor, minorities, and women) for America’s problems;
- President Obama, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, and other Democrats who confuse the word "compromise" with wimping out, and sell out - on issues from taxes to freedom of the press - when it serves their wealthy supporters and donors;
- The big banks, big businesses, and big shots behind our economic system. The United States isn’t actually broke, since we spend trillions on wars, prison construction, and bank bailouts. Yet, as Dore notes, "We can’t afford things like cops, firemen, teachers, schools, Medicare, food stamps, Social Security, and anything else that actually helps people and strengthens our society."
In Dore’s book, it’s not all doom, gloom, and cynicism. In the final chapter, Jimmy Dore calls attention to what’s still right in America, including our living immigrant legacy - a hybrid culture - and, with its emphasis on liberty, egalitarianism, and individualism, our truly unique ideology. Inspired by concerned outrage and crackling with humor, YOUR COUNTRY IS JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU is, above all, a call to action for Americans who know what’s wrong in America to get political and get the money out of politics. Dore declares: "We need to turn the country back over to the people - the people who are responsive to the people."
Jimmy Dore is the host of The Jimmy Dore Show, which originates from KPFK Los Angeles and is broadcast nationwide on Pacifica Radio Network, as well as online through The Young Turks Network. He has starred in several Comedy Central specials, including the award-winning One Hour. Citizen Jimmy, which was chosen "Best of The Year" by iTunes and named one of the Top Five Comedy DVDs of the Year by Punchline magazine. He has made dozens of appearances on late night talk shows including performances on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He was also a writer and performer in the Off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues.
Author/journalist Ivor Davis
Behind-the-Scenes of Beatles Tour – 50th Anniversary. His latest book is "The Beatles and Me on Tour."
In the summer of 1964, the Beatles embarked on a record-breaking pandemonium-inducing tour of America and Canada. Author/journalist Ivor Davis, then a young reporter for the London Daily Express, traveled with the Beatles as the only British newspaper writer invited on the entire tour. He enjoyed unrestricted access to the four boys fresh from Liverpool - from their hotel suites to backstage at concert arenas to their private jet. He fended off excited girls’, and their insistent mothers’, attempts to hook up with the band, played all night games of Monopoly with John Lennon, became the ghostwriter of a newspaper column for George Harrison, and witnessed the night Bob Dylan "deflowered" the young marijuana virgins.
Davis also traveled with Bobby Kennedy and was at the Ambassador Hotel the night he was assassinated, and was smuggled into the University of Mississippi when James Meredith enrolled and on the front lines of the Los Angeles Watts riots three years later. His latest book is "The Beatles and Me on Tour."