Chris Mathews squirms under questioning from Phil Donahue before the invasion of Iraq about whether reporters are too chummy with those they cover. Mathews kept his job on television. Donahue didn't. Is he a sycophantic hypocrite? How long did it take him to wash the stink of Bush's ass off his head? Is his career sucking up to the powerful good for our society or just for Chris Mathews? Comedian Jimmy Dore, political analyst Ben Mankiewicz (Host, Turner Classic Movies) and Dave Rubin (Rubin Report) break it all down on this installment of The Jimmy Dore Show.
More Stuff Happened, we make fun of it.
More Stuff Happened and We Make Fun Of It!
The Jimmy Dore Show march 29, 2013
Chris Mathews rewrites his history of cheerleading George Bush and the Iraq war.
Sober Bill O'reilly, Drunk Bill O'reilly, and hungover John Boehner calls in.
Plus- the Republican party grapples with marriage equality like its 1999.
Paul Ryan , Paul Ryan and then Paul Ryan, later we mention Paul Ryan and then we wrap up with a little Paul Ryan talk during the Paul Ryan round table about Paul Ryan.
We also talk about Paul Ryan and Paul Ryan's proposed Paul Ryan budget to fix everything and screw over the poor and middle class while funneling money upward and pretending you are doing God's work, Paul Ryan. .
The Paul Ryan budget is so bad that even the Catholics noticed. A group of Nuns think it is so “un-Catholic” that they organized a bus tour to spread the word. And the Catholic Bishops side withe the Nuns! You know, when you've lost the moral high ground to child molesters, maybe its a bad budget.
Ann Romney decided to show-off her angry- shitty side in an interview when addressing Mitt's tax returns. She looked like she was trying to lock down the paranoid millionaire vote.
Mike MacRaedelights us with phone calls from Mitt Romney and John Boehner explaining his disgust for the “Knuckel-
draggers” in the Tea Party, two brilliant sketches written by Frank Conniff.
Rick Overton is also an Emmy Award winning writer and a very busy actor who most recently has been seen on NBC'
The Office and was in my favorite movie of all time “Ground Hog Day” with Bill Murray.
Cathy Ladman was winner of Female Comedian of the Year and most recently has been seen on
everyones favorite ”Mad Men”.
My thanks to both of them for adding much needed clarity & Hilarity.
With Frank Conniff, Steve Rosenfield, Stef Zamorano. And thanks to Robert Yasumurafor all the GREAT JOKES!
Chris Matthews is a focus this week because he went on a tirade at a media convention where he claimed that stuff like the Iraq war
wouldn’t happen today because we have 24/7 cable news. Well, we actually did a little checking and it turns out that there was cable news during the run up to the Iraq war.
And get this, Chris Matthews actually had his own show on a cable news network during the run up to the Iraq war too! He says lots of other crazy stuff too, I mean CRAZY. After hearing this you will wonder where exactly this guy gets the balls to make fun of Michele Bachman.
Donald Trump: I used to refer to Donald Trump as Mike “The Situation” with money. But now Mike “The Situation” actually
does have money. So I guess the only thing that separates them now is ….abs. We also find out that Trump and Fredo have a lot in common.
Lizz Winstead was nice enough to talk with us. is the creator of “The Daily Show” and the author of the new book “Lizz Free or Die”, “ She writes of getting knocked up by her hockey player boyfriend in high school, spending a fortune on her dogs’ waste problems, and saying goodbye to her dying father with understated insight and, of course, humor—reminding us of its value as an antidote to both political and personal hardship.”
Plus Mike MacRae is on fire again this week with a great Mitt Romney Phone call written by Frank Coniff, and we talk with Ron Paul and Paula Dean!
Mitt Romney won Michigan, proving that 3% of the people in his home state like him more than a stranger who is a maniac and against college and contraception. He also has another gaff to fix. After telling poor people that their concerns were not his concerns, and then sharing that the trees in Michigan are all the right height, and that his wife drives a “Couple of Cadilacs” , he now tries to connect with Nascar fans, not by attending a Nascar event, but by telling them he has friends who OWN some Nascar race teams. He is just a brilliant politician.
Foster Friess, Rick Santorum’s bilionaire who is bankrolling his presidential campaign donned a sweater vest and gave quite a speech introducing Rick Santorum at CPAC. I knew he was white, wealthy, and conservative, so it was just a matter of time before he got to the part about him being a victim of discrimination, and Foster did not disappoint!
Rip Torn is at it again in the latest installment of “Rip Torn’s Hollywood Drunk Tank”!. Rip talks about the sad story of actress Sean Young trying to crash the party after the Oscars, slapping a security guard and getting cuffed and arrested. Turns out Sean Young and Rip are old drinking buddies and Rip has some hilarious stories to tell .
Rick Santorum says if you go to college you are a SNOB! And we’ve got the video tape to prove it. The rails came off officially this week for Rick, and it has been a blast to watch. We break down Rick Santorums praise of ignorance and try to figure out just what the fuck is wrong with that guy.
Bill Orielley has had it with us bashing Santorum and he calls in to straighten me out about college and to explain the contradiction of Rick Santorum being a college graduate calling the president a “Snob” for encouraging kids to go to college.