the only part of this post with any meaning is your admission that you consume utter fucking garbage from randos and hacks on Youtube. If you're going to dismiss either Ball or her show's history out of hand, and then start pitching pieces of shit like Dore, Grey, CTH or whatever, I'm not going to take you seriously. I follow academics and antifascists, not fucking Jacobin lmao. American "leftists" or Berniecrats or whatever really are just liberal versions of Rush Limbaugh listeners who think that listening to one-percenter Brooklynites interview random fringe dipshits makes them revolutionaries.Not really bro... for anyone familiar w/ left-tube and who still watches left-tube, the show is basically the same kind of content and arguments that you’ll hear if you watch Secular Talk, Humanist Report, Rational National, TMBS, Jimmy Dore etc. I don’t get anything from rising that I don’t also consume from left tube (and so many episodes feature left-tubers or leftist SME’s like Brianna Joy Grey, Richard Wolff, etc. anyway)
If you are a Jacobin reader/watcher or the type of person who follows Glenn Greenwald, than watching Rising is just stroking your world view.
If you’re a leftist who watches left tube, Krystal Ball isn’t converting you to the GOP (lol wtf) or instilling a hate for Democrats that you didn’t already have. After Bernie left, of course Saagar’s politics took more center because Krystal had no real skin in the game (like most Berners), but the Bernie left was pretty much the anchor of the show until Bernie lost, and while the audience has DNC haters of all stripes, the audience is obviously biased left reading through the comments.
She’s just stoking the same existing hate for liberals you’d go to Jimmy Dore or Chapo Trap House to get stoked anyway— using the same facts, making the same arguments; just professionally polished and often making those same left-tube arguments to the face of shallow, obviously corrupt DNC operatives/experts stupid enough to keep going on the show for some reason. The only difference between Rising episodes and a given left tube segment is that one of these I’d send to my Mom.
Also if you’re a leftist who watches the show, you’re not going to be convinced to Saagar’s POV— but you will see where the right may be pursuadable to collaborate on populist goals given certain conditions and framing.
If you actually think this, it means you are just not aware of how much hate the left has for the Democrats and liberal mainstream at large.
also, admitting that Krystal Ball uses the same talking points as Jimmy Dore really doesn't help your argument when Dore takes money from far-right orgs to propagandise on their behalf. Jimmy's pretty tight with Matt Heimbach's Syrian friends.
almost forgot to shout out to the time Bernie called Grey irresponsible for her behaviour leading up to the general election, and Grey sabotaged his chances for Labour Secretary in retaliation by spreading disinformation claiming Biden's a pedophile and rapist.