Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom. Okay it’s important to note that again, in an attempt to feign even-handedness, the only indictment on liberals is that of strategy, not principles. The second part, though, largely guts the first. This is only a preview. We reached for the stars, and we acted like men. That question is still posed over here, you know. P.S. November 25, 2014 at 03:07 AM, Official documents(AND FACTS!!!) Posted by: See whether you, the self-loathing Americans in the comments section happen to like American art or not is irrelavent to the fact that the world, the entire world has spoken with their dollar. Willie R | Germany, England, France, Japan, they’re the ones who get to educate us… on freedom? Your comment could not be posted. George Turnbull | By men, who were silly enough to believe in angels. There are an awful lot of illegal aliens in the United States - why do you suppose they come here? You're not just testing the human ear anymore; you want people to hear what he's saying. That's it! As was noted in The Newsroom, our incarceration rates are horribly embarrassing, as is, increasingly, our K-12 education system. Alps. I sure wish we had more politicians who talked like this. casually | A student asks what makes America the world's greatest country, and Will dodges the question with glib answers. Here is the speech i was talking about if you care to watch it. Thank you all and may god or your higher power bless you. They had all the promise of a better future in their hands and traded it in for a bigger car, a bigger TV (to raise their children) and a bigger pool. Kwame Achaempong | The United States of America is just another place to be - no better and no worse than many other places. (I'm taking astragalus), Sirius XM on Toyota's Entune 3.0 disappoints. Swing State Watch Our time of being an industrial powerhouse is behind us. I stopped reading your retort as soon as you mentioned that America leads globally in "original patents". I wonder if the writer of that speech or that actor ever served his country and believed in something greater than himself to the point he was willing to risk his life for it. Before you get your hate-comments ready, it’s true that on the Global Technology index, the United States ranks third behind Finland and Japan overall when a more significant portion of technological advancements come from government, but the United States still leads by a large margin in individual innovations/patents per capita because sure, it’s hard to argue with our global stand-outs like Microsoft, Google, or Apple but more importantly, the United States is still the land of small business owners and innovators, not only a few companies with big government contracts. Here’s the fulcrum of his argument. [to the liberal panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Now we slow down and get a glimpse into his pain. 1 being the least corrupt and 100 being the most corrupt. The fact-dump that's coming now serves several purposes. The question asked today by a young person would more likely be, “why is America the worst most racist county in the world?” And if a liberal panel answered how they truly feel, they would say “this country is the worst in the world because of capitalism and Christianity”. The attack on the college girl's generation was unfair--I blame the old goats in my generation(especially the mean spirited extreme right wingers-which seems to be all Republicans these days) for the polarization of political positions. We have allowed the news, where we were informed, to be replaced by opinion and spin, yet we, as the whole of the viewing public, still continue to believe these opinion-peddlers to be giving us actual news and facts. We, Americans, need to hear the truth about how great other countries are and how we could improve, because we can. We had the Magna Carta - centuries later we still have inequality and children living in poverty. The more money is revered, the bigger the damage is that it does - and nobody is more in love with the notion of money and combat over it, be it actual combat or just mental battling, than America. Today people extol London as possibly the greatest city in the world - it has the most toxic atmosphere anywhere from traffic.Great? Posted by: It’s Jeff Daniels rant in the Newsroom in which he makes the case that America is not the greatest country in the world. Go Home! We used to have Jim Crow. We lived in Canada for eight years and moved back to the US last October. It may not be entirely at the fault of our generation, but given any consideration to the numbers dictated by our generation (such as high school drop out rates, teen pregnancies, educational achievement, political/international understanding, or community involvement, just to name a few) we are certainly the worst generation ever. The reason your countries are still ignorant hell-holes overcome with religious terrorists or narco-gangs is the good people in your countries do not have the backbone needed to band together and defeat them unless you ask for help from the USA. The opportunity is there. Newsroom Directory; Reprints, Rights & Permissions ... We’re fact-checking its historical accuracy, episode by episode. We started to believe too much in the people selling us the idealism rather than reading the label ourselves. Last night my wife and I watched the premiere of a new HBO series, "The Newsroom." November 20, 2012 at 09:09 PM. And sacrifice. I will be whatching this show!!! We're seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. Posted by: The only thing that has changed in this country is that it has become more socialistic and more godless. Lena Young | Moderator Let's talk about— Will Fine. "We used to stand up for what is right." Saudi? Posted by: America is the greatest country in the world because it is the world's only hope. His jab at people who “believe in angels” which is the lynchpin that ultimately and entirely undermines his entire point that I’ll address in closing. David L King | I loved this speech and posted it in my social science class. But it's true. That's the truth. State militia and all. It costs airtime and column inches. That scene would never take place today in the real world. Our continued scientific, technological and medical innovation is yes, a huge reason that the United States is still arguably the biggest determining factor in global market economic impact, but not the biggest. June 25, 2012 at 09:03 PM. Mark Helmlinger | Every progressive and their dog has sent it to you, using it declare the death of American pride and excellence. Unlike other countries on the list who have low life expectency because of famine and lack, Americans have so much overabundance that many, in their freedom over-indulge themselves into an early death. It’s why all of these countries that McAvoy praises in his monologue find their top cultural charts filled to the brim with American content, yet we don’t find ours with theirs. -Will McAvoy. Fact check:Satire article misrepresents Biden's abortion stance. Them. I disagree however in the defense of "the worst generation ever", of which I am a member. So Will ends where he started. This is the allegro. Truth be told, we know that both our countries are failing on a global scale. I know...Switzerland. In the pilot of The Newsroom, a new series for HBO, TV news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) emotionally checked out years ago, and now he's sitting on a college panel, hearing the same shouting match between right and left he's been hearing forever, and the arguments have become noise. A place where pastors have been banned from free speech for speaking from the pulpit? April 18, 2013 at 08:02 AM. There may be a shred of truth to that. After rightly telling us over and over how bad modern media is, The Newsroom caps the story of McAvoy's redemption with NOTHING that relates to "good old journalism." Seems like the the FDA often is unduly cautious about medical/health care available in Europe but not here. The darkness that lives in our souls. America. December 27, 2017 at 01:45 PM. Again with freedom, comes a greater variance than in non-free societies, but even with that, his numbers are misleading. After portrayals of ESPN ( … It's like he is not only blaming the liars, but those who believed in those lies. I was enthralled by the "harsh reality" of the first part of the speech. in every way, and if anybody challenges that assumption, they're UNAMERICAN! For up-to … Pretty low, because they count that as a war even though it's warlords cutting up women and children with machetes. Wow and you really want to know something were are not and, i think our fore fathers are rolling in there graves to see how we are now.If you haven't seen this, do it is good and by the way, i looked up the facts he quoted and there right ,dead on. It’s why most Olympic athletes competing for other nations, want to get here to train. We had one conflict after another during our history, mostly on our own shores, cruelty and poverty went hand in hand, young chidren working in mills, or down coal mines, or up chimneys owned by the aristocracy and middle classes. While the left and right mentally m*sturb*te, the ptb and their puppet (the prez)along with 535 go about selling their core values for money. The reality of the situation however is that you can only blame your parents for so much...and while you do so, someone with a better understanding of how to accept their faults and achieve their goals, will once again surpass you. Largest economy? Maybe, but one last suggestion - let's scrap the Olympic Games - apart from being too costly, they engender the wrong kind of fervour. Because they lose. ... As early as June 2018, he was bragging, "In many ways this is the greatest economy in the HISTORY of America and the best time EVER to look for a job!" Thanks to, here's a transcript of the terrific mini-speech from How to Write an Aaron Sorkin Script, by Aaron Sorkin. Will Fine. But rhythmically you don't want this to be too on the money. And you—sorority girl—yeah—just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there are some things you should know, and one of them is that there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world. Start off easy. July 04, 2012 at 09:33 PM. One thing that makes America great is that it is perfectly fine for people to be so eager and joyous to say it isn’t. June 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM. They might not get elected, but I'd vote for them. Posted by:, Posted by: VIDEO TRANSCRIPT (WHICH YOU SHOULD WATCH INSTEAD). Ford mass produced cars, but what percentage of the population actually actually owned one? We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. For any statistic each side could argue why it is not their fault. Well, anarchy comes to mind. In the United States, you are free to do so. Our health care system leaves a lot to be desired. If somebody wants to follow those links, go ahead. It is interesting that liberal Americans like to denegrate their own country. In regards to our greatness, the space program might not seem relevant to many Americans. Posted by: For those of you who can't be bothered, I've included a transcript below. View an alternate. [to the liberal panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. And these countries can complain about the United States nuclear arsenal, our overly-armed citizenry or our interventionism abroad when compared with our in-country social programs, because the burden of ensuring the continuance of the free world at all, falls squarely on our shoulders, not theirs. G | The United States has historically, and continues to lead the world in both manufacturing and innovation. Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. (20 years already) We are recovered Repukes, and call ourselves Political Atheists. They had to have just one more thing. Below, a fact check: 5-minute long monologues about the state of news that happen in glass-walled, not soundproofed offices: False. "We used to go to the moon." First get rid of the two noisemakers. Posted by: I agree that the first part of the speech held a far greater amount of truth and harsh accuracy. November 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM, [From Blogger Brian: Yes, I can handle the truth. Smartmatic, an election technology company, was founded and incorporated in the … Solvent. Just remember it was knuckle-draggers like me that kept your 1st Amendment right secure all these years, and be thankful you weren't born in a country that would spirit you away at midnight for being such a whinging twat towards your own country. The Newsroom: 'America is not the greatest country in the world anymore' speech, Jeff Daniels The Newsroom is a TV series that only went for 25 episodes from 2012 to 2014. But step back and look at the absolute magnitude of US efforts in space and ask yourself if the trajectory of exploration has been what we were led to expect by Disney, Von Braun, Kubrick, and Kennedy. We aspired to intelligence; we didn't belittle it; it didn't make us feel inferior. I have little doubt that the rampant militarism is also a cultivated effect, the military industrial complex is the recipient of much of the yearly trillion dollars the taxpayers pump into killing people abroad so there is an obvious upside in telling Americans they had it coming in order to keep the gravy train rolling. What I can say without any shadow of a doubt, is that not only are these countries nowhere near as free as the USA, but they were never, from the ground-up, even intended to be. It's so obvious that if you are a serious human being at all that the future of America is not a future worth having. Chris Davis | And this constant degrading dissidence is not only tolerated but accepted and maybe even applauded in America. We do some things better than them, and some things worse than them. "Ah, the good old days." 2. It's a longer watch, yes. Whether we can undo what they've done is doubtful. They will do as they wish and pay no heed to the common person, for we do not hold big enough purse strings. No matter how great this country once was, there were always people who chose not to think so and unlike a lot of other countries, they can get on national television or behind a university podium and say so. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies. In the entire western world, but in the US especially, the only real problem that exists is money. Rick Heitmann | France wants to continue enjoying their 75% tax rate on the wealthy, go nuts. To resolve a melody, you have to end on either the tonic or the dominant. Batt Masterson | Posted by: Posted by: If liberals are so fuckin' smart, how come they lose so GODDAM ALWAYS! The late George Carlin nailed a politician during a Press Club Luncheon. I watched it about five times and it said so much that I wish I had written about the status of our country. Sure, there are problems here like everywhere else but I don't see these people rushing to get out of this hellhole to whatever is a "greater" country. Japan, a place founded on pre-determined non-moving societal structures for centuries where you were either born into nobility or a peasant, a country who sought to spread tyranny to the world several times who in the modern era, still make firearms for personal defense all but illegal and religious freedoms is in essence all but nonexistent. August 02, 2015 at 05:09 PM. Practically verbatim reproduction of the speech from Aarkin's 2006 show, Studio 60 on Sunset Strip. Sponsor: American Airlines, Inc., 1 Skyview Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76155. -Charlie Skinner. On top of that, it's a nation of laws. And, if you just cannot become successful, you can be a failure quite comfortably. The Newsroom - America is not the greatest country in the world anymore. See if you can make it work. I believe other countries have a lot to learn from the United States, and the United States has a lot to learn from other countries. 'Nuff said methinks. Even the study that produced this faulty stat points out that every country uses a different definition of a live birth. (Try humming "Mary Had a Little Lamb" right now, but leave off "snow." "...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". I'm absolutely going to be watching The Newsroom after this. Not so much self-contempt anywhere else around the world. But joblessness actually rose slightly for African American workers, to 16.8% from 16.7%. It’s business that made this great country, created by great people. Charles Rignall | That's what people who emmigrate to the USA appreciate. It's sad that so many people are ready to believe these political studies and so many of these that are used to inform liberal thought are produced with a built in bias toward socialism. March 21, 2016 at 07:54 PM, Posted by: We don’t have a great life expectancy, but ironically, that comes as a consequence of freedom. At least not in our experience. It has achieved a stasis of irreversible decadence and intrinsic deceit. Did we actually win the war?? In short, Daniels, sitting on a panel, is asked by an earnest young woman why America is the greatest country in the world. Places like the UK, Britain specifically, with some of the highest taxes in the world surpassed only by the other nations Daniels so praises in France, Netherlands and Italy, Ireland and Spain. But, if it were up to us, it would still be the same or better. “It’s not the greatest country in the world, professor. A young woman who is a member of either Generation X or the Millennials is a member of the "Worst Generation Ever"? Where can I download a copy of Will's speech about what has been done in the "name of Christianity" This show is brilliant. Now a few things there that yes, Jeff Daniels gets right. Yosemite?!!! We used deny women the vote. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Principally written by Aaron Sorkin, who created The West Wing , it depicts events at a … And those are the first two things that made this country great. Posted by: But is it at all true? Think about that before you cheer the speech of a man who looks down on the generations whose opportunities his generation ruined. All Times EST. While self-righteous armchair critics sit back and poke at the USA, we are still exploring outer space, plumbing the worlds deepest oceans, inventing medical cures and giving more to charity than any other nation you can name on planet Earth! Email address will not be displayed with the comment.). And it’s one of the greatest ironies that America, the country accused by leftist, multiculturalism proponents like McAvoy of having no real culture... is only capable of making it it’s greatest export because the rest of the world so desperately seeks to be included in it. If the USA was anywhere near as bad as this speech says, then WHY are millions still risking their lives to get IN and not OUT? Posted by: We say if you still vote, you're addicted to "hope-ium". Fact-checking science-based claims. A lot to like. Why did we stop demanding the same standard of our elected officials and our journalists that we demand of ourselves? Posted by: July 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM. They are the ones who teach our children we’re a slave nation, like it was invented here and still exists. They grew up spoiled - the Greatest Generation's callow spawn. Skip to 10:45 to begin. You have to first accept the truth. I like the USA because you still can succeed or fail as much as you want to based on your talents and initiative. Aaron Sorkin is awesome. Because whether it’s food, technology, cutting edge training protocols with the freedom which allows for that kind of mediocrity also comes the best of the best. Facebook Initiative Debunking false stories. Which country came to stop the genocide in Kosovo? All that speech means is there are a great number of sanctimonious pessimists indulging their adolescent angst tendencies well into adulthood. Thank you, Aaron Sorkin. I will beat the shit out of you, I don't care how many protein bars you eat!" Even with many of the exceptions from the UK or Canada, they most of them only found success once they made it in and moved to the United States. We stood up for what was right! Canada enjoyes their free right to censor public speech, fine, let’s change one thing… protect your own borders, and your own vast, underpopulated country, rich in natural resources, because the United States is no longer your big brother. It has the money, technique, and expertise to pursue criminals. The baby boomers sold us all out. A lot to dislike. America. So, yeah, we're so fucked. tom dauria | McAvoy got the story first because a near stranger happened to have some sketchy sources that he gambled on. If anyone is not taking me seriously, just take time to listen to our national anthem - it's all about one person - not the people, nor the country! But as reliant on the health of so many other things as it is, it is the canary in the coal mine. It backs up his argument, it reveals him to be exceptional (what normal person has these stats at their fingertips? For you (like the gentleman above) who simply type whines about the USA without any facts to substantiate your comments, begone. What I sense from some Americans comments are leftist liberal mindsets that think denigrating their own country by cherry-picking criticisms makes them seem somehow elitist, for a short while. There was always slavery everywhere by every human since the beginning of mankind until the United States and Great Britain ended it around the world… And still maintain the daunting futile task of slavery abatement in parts of Africa and Asia. Which country is doing what it can to stop the genocide in Iraq? Posted by: And [to the conservative panelist] with a straight face, you're going to tell students that America's so starspangled awesome that we're the only ones in the world who have freedom? Maybe if we stand down every once in awhile the rest of the world would see a reason to stand up. Uh-huh. 2.7k. If the techniques that exist hurt more but do the job, for instance, then only the highest-class dentists that serve the wealthiest are going to go to the expense and effort required to learn how to use them and then adopt them. July 4th 2014 Konstantinos | The principles of God given rights. Them. What was really great about Britain?? America is not the greatest country in the world anymore." The second part was a little bit of a cop out, although there is greatness in segments of our history. Konstantinos | July 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM. As someone a bit older, I didn't take it as a negative directed at you, but rather directed at those that came before. TR | Posted by: August 07, 2012 at 07:12 PM. We're beaten by Belgium, Austria, Denmark, and 13 other countries. 2020 Players Guide The special interest groups behind the TV ads. This is not Sorkin's first TV show about a TV show. We simply don't have immigration or police officers in sufficient numbers. July 03, 2012 at 06:33 PM. 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