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I Don't Speak German

Apr 21, 2022

So there’s this jagoff comedian making videos in his garage… I mean, this millionaire Hollywood guy running his own media venture, employing writers and producers… who is persecuted… I mean, criticised… for bravely standing up to the establishment and the corporations and American imperialism… I mean, for being a reactionary, and platforming fascists, and doing interviews on fascist TV with America’s most prominent fascist, and spinning conspiracy theories, and engaging in stealth antivaxx during a deadly pandemic that he downplays and about which he spreads misinformation, and smearing people who point out that he’s full of shit, and making covert apologias for Trumpism, and sneakily implying that brutal, murderous, authoritarian, imperialist dictators like Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad are actually not that bad…

Content Warnings apply, not least for clips of very shit comedy.

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Jimmy Dore:

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Jimmy Dore at Wikipedia

The Jimmy Dore Show

The Dirt: Political Commentator Jimmy Dore Buys Rambling L.A. Compound Jimmy Dore Bought a Charming Los Angeles House – DIRT

(1)Jimmy Dore on Twitter: "I interviewed a member of the Boggaloo Boys, I was completely floored when he said he is: -Pro LGBTQ -Pro Black Lives Matter -Anti Police Brutality -Anti Racism -Anti ICE -Anti War WTF?!?! Radicalized Michigan Anarchist Seeks Unity With The Left." / Twitter

WSWS: YouTube personality Jimmy Dore Promotes fascist Boogaloo Boy YouTube personality Jimmy Dore promotes fascist Boogaloo Boy - World Socialist Web Site (

(1)Matthew Dimitri 🐍🧪 on Twitter: "Jimmy Dore despairs that The Daily Beast reported on the OANN reporter who wrote the false report that caused Trump's conspiracy theory tweet is a Russian national who also writes for the Kremlin propaganda outlet, Sputnik: "I don't even know what to say. We are so fucked."" / Twitter

Re Ana Kasperian allegations (1) Matthew Dimitri 🐍🧪 on Twitter: "Jimmy Dore provides evidence that he made inappropriate, humiliating comments about Ana Kasparian at TYT. "I wrote her a card saying sorry... that was inappropriate. You don't have to worry about that happening again. I won't comment on your clothes anymore."" / Twitter

Jimmy vids (or vids featuring Jimmy) we clip / talk about:

ANOTHER Bogus Fact Check of Jimmy Dore DEBUNKED

Yes, Ukraine DOES Have Biolabs – Admits US Government. w/Glenn Greenwald

Total Deaths From COVID MUCH LOWER Than Reported

One of Jimmy’s many cosy chats with America’s favourite fascist broadcaster Comedian tells Tucker Carlson his take on identity politics - YouTube

Videos about Jimmy:

Shaun’s video: Jimmy Dore’s Anti-Vaccine Lies

José: The Jimmy Dore Show, What Bad Leftwing Critique Looks Like

The Majority Report on Jimmy Dore The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder - YouTube

The Serfs on Jimmy Dore The Serf Times - YouTube

Sophie From Mars: Conspiracy on the Left Conspiracy on the Left | Sophie from Mars - YouTube

(Also mentioned: LonerBox: Russell Brand’s Despicable Coverage of Ukraine Russell Brand's Despicable Coverage of Ukraine - YouTube)

Regarding Jimmy’s videos:

Politifact: No, death totals from COVID-19 in England have not been overstated PolitiFact | No, death totals from COVID-19 in England have not been overstated

Regarding Ukraine’s Biolabs:

Victoria Nuland’s Senate testimony (exchange with Marco Rubio) Ukraine Has Biological Research Facilities, Concerned Russian Forces May Seek To Gain Control: US - YouTube

Glenn Greenwald’s Substack article re Ukraine Biolabs and Fact Checkers

QAnon Anonymous Ep183: Ukraine, Bioweapons & Adrenochrome Stream Episode 183: Ukraine, Bioweapons & Adrenochrome by QAnon Anonymous | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Tucker Carlson, Glenn Greenwald biolabs questions have simple answers. (

(1) PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 on Twitter: "#USBiolabs has been trending. The account claiming that Putin may have attacked US biolabs in Ukraine, presumably in response to covid conspiracies, is a follower of Q, has called for the execution of police, media, officials, and doctors, and has pushed past racist rhetoric." / Twitter

PolitiFact | There are no US-run biolabs in Ukraine, contrary to social media posts

Fact check: Claim of 'US biolabs' in Ukraine is disinformation (

Ukraine war: Fact-checking Russia's biological weapons claims - BBC News

Fact-checking Russian claims of US labs making lethal biological weapons in Ukraine (

PolitiFact | China repeats false claim that U.S has biolabs in Ukraine

Fact Check: There Are NO US-Run Bioweapons Laboratories In Ukraine | Lead Stories

Fact Check: Russia DID NOT 'Find Over 30 Biological Labs' In Ukraine 'Formed By The Pentagon' | Lead Stories

Fact Check: No, There Are No U.S.-Funded Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine (

Russian media spreading disinformation about US bioweapons as troops mass near Ukraine - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (

Ukraine, US Biolabs, and an Ongoing Russian Disinformation Campaign |

What are Russia’s biological weapons claims and what’s actually happening? | United Nations | The Guardian

UN says not aware of biological weapons programme in Ukraine | United Nations News | Al Jazeera

WHO says it advised Ukraine to destroy pathogens in health labs | Russia-Ukraine war News | Al Jazeera

Russia Is Lying About Evidence of Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine, Russian Biologists Say (

Regarding Ukraine’s 2014 Euromaidan Revolution:

Dissent Magazine: A Letter to the Western Left from Kyiv

N+1: Ukraine, Putin, and the West

CrimethInc. : War and Anarchists: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives in Ukraine

Remembering Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity | openDemocracy

Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution Was Not a ‘Coup’ (

Good Socialist Takes on Russia invasion of Ukraine:

Marxist-Humanist Initiative Editorial: Ukraine Fights for National Self-Determination Against Russian Imperialism

Radio Free Humanity Ep64 Ukraine Fights for National Self-Determination Against Russian Imperialism Episode 64: Ukraine Fights for National Self-Determination Against Russian Imperialism – Marxist-Humanist Initiative (

Radio Free Humanity Ep64 Rohini Hensman on Ukraine’s Protracted Struggle for National Liberation Episode 65: Rohini Hensman on Ukraine’s Protracted Struggle for National Liberation – Marxist-Humanist Initiative (

The Wire: Rohini Hensman: Ukraine’s Protracted Struggle for National Liberation (

Workers’ Liberty:

Unite the Left to defend Ukraine

Stop the War? Yes, but with victory for Ukraine!

Putin is not a victim of NATO

The Antifada: War is a Defeat for All of Us w/ Alex Gendler

Neil Abrams tweet threads on Grayzone conspiracy theorising to excuse Russia for atrocities in Ukraine:

(1) Neil Abrams on Twitter: "OK, so @MaxBlumenthal of @TheGrayzoneNews recently published an article claiming that Russia’s bombing of a Mariupol theater was actually a false-flag operation carried out by Ukraine’s Azov Battalion. Reader, this is one dishonest article, and I’m about to show you why. Thread:" / Twitter

(1) Neil Abrams on Twitter: "Folks, @TheGrayzone’s back with another flagrantly dishonest article claiming that Russian atrocities—this time in Mariupol and Bucha—were false-flags by Ukraine. Their latest journalistic farce further exposes them as purveyors of unvarnished propaganda. Let’s dig in." / Twitter

Behind the Bastards on Paul Manafort in Ukraine:


BBC accidentally forgets to help the Establishment cover-up America’s coup in Ukraine by publishing transcript of leaked Nuland/Pyatt phone call Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call - BBC News

Tucker Carlson’s history of pro-Kremlin, anti-Ukraine propaganda | Media Matters for America

How Russian Disinformation Goes From the Kremlin to QAnon to Fox News (

Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson – Mother Jones

Putin’s Assault on Ukraine and the Nonproliferation Regime | Arms Control Association


Orwell, Notes on Nationalism: Notes on Nationalism | The Orwell Foundation

“When one sees the slavish or boastful rubbish that is written about Stalin, the Red army, etc. by fairly intelligent and sensitive people, one realizes that this is only possible because some kind of dislocation has taken place. In societies such as ours, it is unusual for anyone describable as an intellectual to feel a very deep attachment to his own country. Public opinion – that is, the section of public opinion of which he as an intellectual is aware – will not allow him to do so. Most of the people surrounding him are sceptical and disaffected, and he may adopt the same attitude from imitativeness or sheer cowardice: in that case he will have abandoned the form of nationalism that lies nearest to hand without getting any closer to a genuinely internationalist outlook. He still feels the need for a Fatherland, and it is natural to look for one somewhere abroad. Having found it, he can wallow unrestrainedly in exactly those emotions from which he believes that he has emancipated himself. God, the King, the Empire, the Union Jack – all the overthrown idols can reappear under different names, and because they are not recognized for what they are they can be worshipped with a good conscience. Transferred nationalism, like the use of scapegoats, is a way of attaining salvation without altering one’s conduct.”