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Title:
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
Author:
Dore, Jimmy, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Philadelphia ; London : Running Press, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
283 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780762453511
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Why is your brother-in-law concerned about the Estate Tax? Why do millionaire news reporters get everything wrong? Why are blood-sucking teachers bankrupting America?
Jimmy Dore, the comedy darling of America's Progressive Left, answers all these questions and more! In this laugh-out-loud collection of essays that are both street-smart and informed, Jimmy sets out to discover what's wrong. Crackling with caustic wit and insight, no aspect of American life is safe from Jimmy's hilarious scrutiny. He gets to the heart of the issues: why Republicans should support gay marriage or why the President shouldn't have Secret Security until the country has gun control, bringing clarity and hilarity to the incoherent noise of our punditocracy.
This outrageously entertaining manifesto is an excellent resource for those who have survived long arguments during family dinners. And in a media environment dominated by corporate interests, Jimmy's take-no-prisoners approach is fearless: going after both political parties, and all corners of mainstream news. A David against an army of Goliaths.
Equal measures of silliness and spleen-venting, Your Country Is
Just Not That Into You is the most oddly uplifting political book of
the year.


Author Notes

Jimmy Dore is the star of two Comedy Central specials, including Citizen Jimmy which was chosen "Best Of The Year" by iTunes, and named one of the "Top 5 Comedy DVDs" of the year by Punchline magazine. He is the host of The Jimmy Dore Show, which originates from KPFK Los Angeles, airs nationwide on the Pacifica Radio Network, and online by The Young Turks Network, where he is also a frequent guest host. He has appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and NBC's Last Comic Standing. Born in Chicago, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.


Table of Contents

The Serious Bit at the Beginningp. 6
How to Use this Bookp. 9
Introduction: Not Politicalp. 10
What's Wrong with the Media?p. 17
What's Wrong with Republicans?p. 76
What's Wrong with Democrats?p. 140
What's Wrong with Wall Street?p. 165
What's Wrong with God?p. 206
What Else is Wrong?p. 222
America, I Can't Quit Youp. 265
P.S. America, I Love You!p. 270
Acknowledgmentsp. 280
Photo Creditsp. 284
Illustration Creditsp. 285

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