Comedian/Author Jimmy Dore Discuses his Book and the Role that Money Plays in American Politics on Maria Menounos' Book Circle Online

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Jimmy Dore, who has starred in several Comedy Central specials, including Citizen Jimmy, is the author of Your Country Is Just Not That Into You. He sat down with host Jeffrey Masters on Maria Menounos' online broadcast network, Book Circle Online to discuss his book and talk about the large role that money plays in American politics.

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"The ultimate aim of American politics today is figuring out how the wealthy can persuade the most amount of people to use their vote to keep the wealthy in power."

On our country's large military budget:
Jimmy says that America has a tight budget for education, but not for the military. He says, "They tell us we're broke all the time, but apparently we have endless money when we need to bomb somebody in the Middle East."

On policies and laws benefiting the upper class:
Jimmy Dore says, "When you're elected to congress, they tell you that you're going to spend 4-hours a day talking to rich people to get more money for your next election. Then you wonder why their policies and laws reflect the interests of rich people, because that's who they're talking to all day."

On Edward Snowden's negative medial portrayal:
Jimmy Dore says Edward Snowden, "risked a good life with a pretty girlfriend to go live in an airport in Russia because he cared about his country. If you listen to the newsmen who are bought and paid for by defense contractors, they'll tell you that Edward Snowden is nothing more than a narcissitic creep who's an anti-American."

On there not being a difference between CNN and Al Jazeera news:
Jimmy Dore says, "The difference between Al Jazeera and CNN is that CNN likes to show the bombs taking off. Al Jazeera likes to show when they land."

The full interview is available on iTunes, YouTube, and the Book Circle Online website:

About Book Circle Online:
Book Circle Online is the world’s first online network with shows dedicated to the intimate discussion and dissection of various books. BCO also features one on one author interviews, and engages fellow fans via social media.

BCO Hosts, comprised of authors, writers, critics and media personalities, discuss all aspects of the book from the author’s inspiration and background to chapter by chapter breakdowns. Hosts offer insight and opinions as well as diverse and thought provoking views.

Book Circle Online can be seen here on the website, on YouTube, or downloaded as a podcast on iTunes.

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