used to love it
I used to love this podcast, it was one of the first political shows I started listening to. I heard Jimmy on TYT and when he started his own show a few years ago, I started listening. I find it unfortunate how he has devolved into being much more emotional in the past year or so, even moreso recently. He says some things that I know for a fact are false, or at least require more context which he doesn't give. He usually comes off as abrasive, and I understand how it can be frustrating to deal with politics and politicians, but he turns on, and starts relentlessly attacking, a politician the second they don't do something in the EXACT way he thinks they should. I am super lefty, very Progressive, and while Jimmy claims to be a progressive, he seems more like alt-right most of the time. I understand that there is no perfect politician, but Jimmy seems to think that is actually attainable, just no one has attained it yet. And, while I do understand the importance of pushing politicians in the direction you want them to go, he just comes off as downright aggressive and unable to hold a substantive conversation with anyone he disagrees with. AOC isn't good enough for him. Bernie isn't good enough for him. I can't think of a single politician he EVER speaks favorably about, even on a single issue. Everything is always so negative. He devolves into yelling and pettiness and smears when confronted with something or someone he disagrees with (which is apparently everything and everyone except Aaron Mate). Things are very black and white with him- you're either completely 100 percent with him in every single way, or you must be a corporate shill and therefore your opinion is invalid. I greatly enjoy his attacking of corporate politicians, although he has only talked about Democrats for the past three years. However, those attacks on corporate Dems have lately bled into attacking people like AOC and Sanders, saying they are exactly the same as people like Pelosi. They are nowhere NEAR the same. They aren't even in the same ballpark. I hate Clinton, but she is NOT the exact same as trump. it's when he says stuff that like this that makes me question if he is just a grifter. He is overall divisive and counterproductive, and his one-sided war with TYT (he lies about them constantly... and doesn't even bother to back up his assertions) has really put me off. He comes off as a right-winger, tbh. I miss his old shows because he is sometimes funny and has had good takes about the economy. But he was at his best when pointing out the fallacies of the right wing. The show could be 5 stars, if he still had that format. TLDR- You'll probably really enjoy this if you're a right winger who doesn't pay attention to policy and is only a right winger because of identity politics and to hate on the Dems and the Left. If you're progressive or lefty, try The Young Turks, AM Quickie, Majority Report, David Pakman. All excellent solid news podcasts. If you're looking for a little more comedy in your news, then The Damage Report has some snark and personality, The Bitchuation Room is epically funny, and also The Bugle is hilarious if you can stand a British accent. Worst Year Ever and Even More News are also quirky and lean comedic.Read full review »
skinnpuppy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/21
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As someone who is left leaning politics can be depressing and a let down given our politicians. Jimmy Dore and the rest of the rotating cast of co hosts are insightful but more importantly funny, like the comedic sugar for your medicine. Keep up the great show which is cathartic and hilarious.
Dev0luti0n via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/11
If only more people could be aware of the wit and knowledge that this podcast contains the country would be in a far better place. Keep up the great work Jimmy!
dschmoll4130 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/11
Jimmy Dore is funny, hands down. He's also smart, opinionated, perceptive, backs up his opinion brilliantly, and funny. Did I mention funny? His guests are always a great assortment, featuring such wits as Paul Gilmartin, Frank Coniff, Robert Yasumura, David Feldman, Mike McCrae, Stephanie...Read full review »
EllizaM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/11
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