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! To Switzerland young progressive! Thank you, HBO. June 30, 2012 at 09:56 AM. And of course access to self-defense firearms is all but non-existent… because they saw how that ended up. Which country came to stop the genocide in Kosovo? Mchall1972 | Posted by: « Baby owl visits us, then freezes like a statue | Canada?Where I was raised, let’s start with that. October 29, 2014 at 09:33 PM. Smartmatic, on its own fact-check page, also says this is crazy. Gen X at least had the sense to disbelieve, and the patience to maybe read a book or two. July 4th 2014 America used to be great, perhaps the greatest, in many ways. If somebody wants to follow those links, go ahead. Posted by: Posted by: Jerry R. | We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chest. March 21, 2016 at 07:54 PM, Posted by: But they’re revered not because they were more informed that the English aristocrats, but because they were principled, brave, unwavering and whether you like it or not, that came from these men also having a deeply held respect for faith, and it’s necessity in creating a government allowing for a free people. 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”. Maybe if we stand down every once in awhile the rest of the world would see a reason to stand up. Unfortunately it seems that the vast majority of these understanding people's are found in countries outside of our own. 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. My wife and I don't want to live in any other country. Now many of us would agree that United States is flawed, that the prison system could be improved upon. 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. Never enough. But the moderator keeps needling him until...snap. And sacrifice. 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! ... Posted by: All Times EST. The darkness that lives in our souls. 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. I love this country, but there is something terribly wrong here and the Jeff Daniels character touches upon 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? Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. In short, Daniels, sitting on a panel, is asked by an earnest young woman why America is the greatest country in the world. I will beat the shit out of you, I don't care how many protein bars you eat!" | Affordable Care Act will survive Supreme Court decision tomorrow ». They teach our kids the British solders attempted genocide on Native Americans with germ warfare a century before anyone knew what a germ was. January 06, 2015 at 05:59 PM. http://diktyoellinwn.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%BC%CE%B1-%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CF%87%CF%81/, Looks weird to me. You are irrelevant. I watched it about five times and it said so much that I wish I had written about the status of our country. Thanks to GQ.com, here's a transcript of the terrific mini-speech from How to Write an Aaron Sorkin Script, by Aaron Sorkin. I'm absolutely going to be watching The Newsroom after this. November 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM. So the fundaments of this country are at odds with the hippie-dippie generation that blames everyone, including America itself, for everything that is not perfect enough for them. Why the hell would France or Spain "do shit" if they know we will? The character in the TV series said America wasn’t the only country that had freedom and listed other free countries but never said America was the first country to have true freedom and the reason all the others also obtained true freedom and he failed to mention that these countries would not have kept their freedom had America not entered into two world wars. This is only a preview. Posted by: Seems like the the FDA often is unduly cautious about medical/health care available in Europe but not here. The Newsroom (2012–2014) is an American drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin, airing on HBO, that chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at … Posted by: If liberals are so fuckin' smart, how come they lose so GODDAM ALWAYS! Here's a You Tube video that shows part of Will's truth-telling at the beginning. Facebook Initiative Debunking false stories. The United States of America is just another place to be - no better and no worse than many other places. Posted by: I'm sure the writer of that speech intends this as an indictment of American ethics. It's like he is not only blaming the liars, but those who believed in those lies. Them. A place where pastors have been banned from free speech for speaking from the pulpit? in every way, and if anybody challenges that assumption, they're UNAMERICAN! Certainly not original patents, where America leads globally. Maybe his father died in World War II or served in Korea or fled a bad situation in a third world country or came her to work against their families wishes and decided to stay. Now try and keep your economy afloat while stopping terror cells around the globe and giving more foreign aid to third world countries than any nation in the history of ever. That question is still posed over here, you know. You have to first accept the truth. It backs up his argument, it reveals him to be exceptional (what normal person has these stats at their fingertips? http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57411981-10391704/u.s-teen-pregnancy-rates-at-an-all-time-low-across-all-ethnicities/, Posted by: It's not 1960 anymore, most of the world is either developed or developing. Why not mention that when taken in totality, America's pretty phenomenal in that it ranks fairly high in a plethora of categories and not just one or two. My wife thinks I'm crazy. ?No ofense realy but,dod'nt you realise how ridiculous you sound? Posted by: 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. Sweden? November 25, 2014 at 05:39 AM. November 10, 2014 at 11:01 AM, [From Blogger Brian: Yes, I can handle the truth. No wonder we are a stupid country. Even if you personally don’t like American culture, this one is undeniable as seen by looking at the top grossing films, albums and most influential modern artists of our time, American dominates the list. There may be a shred of truth to that. Let's call it "the stuff of Sorkin. My critique in this post was of the notion that "America is the greatest country." 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. That's the truth. "We used to stand up for what is right." What's the murder rate in Darfur? August 02, 2015 at 05:09 PM. Principally written by Aaron Sorkin, who created The West Wing , it depicts events at a … Below, a fact check: 5-minute long monologues about the state of news that happen in glass-walled, not soundproofed offices: False. Largest economy? (See clip of full sequence here ). This is normal, right? But I can't handle the link you included with your previous comment. And this constant degrading dissidence is not only tolerated but accepted and maybe even applauded in America. 3. The fact is that America is corrupted and needs to get things together. 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. Posted by: Maybe, but one last suggestion - let's scrap the Olympic Games - apart from being too costly, they engender the wrong kind of fervour. Also, that her career will be over by 12. October 16, 2017 at 10:26 AM. But in his mocking of national defense he misses one of leftism’s greatest ironies in that all of these countries who granted still only enjoy the paltry selective freedom that their government allows their citizens are only afforded the ability to enjoy any of it in the first place because of the United States of America. Chris Davis | 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. You KNOW who you are! We used deny women the vote. Why would Israel ever have a reasonable dialogue or negotiate lasting peace with their neighbors knowing we stand behind them with our finger on the trigger? Never happy. Freedom is great, but it’s not cheap, it’s not easy and there will always be someone wanting to take it away from you. Posted by: Films, televisions, stories, icons, there has never been a culture to so saturate the world quite like that of America’s. Our energy, transportation, and other infrastructures are crumbling, while other countries are investing much more than us and moving ahead. "...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". So Will ends where he started. August 03, 2012 at 11:04 PM. To repond to George, we are the "world's only hope" becasue we have said to the entire world we will fight the fight any where any time (except in Africa becasue they have nothing we want). America is not perfect but the list of ugly events portrayed in movies and schools today have been exaggerated and all things worthy have been hidden away. It’s business that made this great country, created by great people. The last guy wrote a lot of nonesence wich can easily be answered...if i could speak good english,but i can't so that's why i sent the link.So some people can see the real picture of what is happening. That scene would never take place today in the real world. Mark Helmlinger | Because they claim to be free, it must be so. Saudi? They had to have just one more thing. June 25, 2012 at 09:28 PM. A dumb girl (dumb girls are this show's primary villains) asks what makes America the greatest country in the world, which is the sort of question … "I'm a marine, Don! But nobody's perfect. WHO? And those are the first two things that made this country great. June 26, 2012 at 07:36 PM, The first part of the speech was great. Advertisement You'll feel like you need to sneeze.) Pretty high. 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. We have become resigned to the truths that in our democracies we no longer have a say. The problem is the writers of this series are of the same mindset as the professors who are teaching our kids to lean toward socialism and atheism. Liberals want the change and then complain when their changes don't work out better for anyone including them. And the web site is in Greek, as is the link you submitted below. I agree that the first part of the speech held a far greater amount of truth and harsh accuracy. Charles Rignall | ACCOUNTS!!! As was noted in The Newsroom, our incarceration rates are horribly embarrassing, as is, increasingly, our K-12 education system. What was really great about Britain?? June 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM. July 06, 2014 at 03:27 PM, George Carlin - National Press Club [complete]skip to 10:45 to begin this brilliant speech, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc0ZHsoHAlE, Posted by: 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. Like in the Canyonlands in Utah, the Kaiparowits Plateau, the Salmon River/Bitteroot wilderness in Idaho and of course Alaska. McAvoy got the story first because a near stranger happened to have some sketchy sources that he gambled on. Konstantinos | The late George Carlin nailed a politician during a Press Club Luncheon. You know why people don't like liberals? Posted by: July 31, 2012 at 08:53 AM. As for Willie R. (posted June 26 at 9:34am) I believe you may have misunderstood his reference to your generation. 1 being the least corrupt and 100 being the most corrupt. Konstantinos | Susan | VIDEO TRANSCRIPT (WHICH YOU SHOULD WATCH INSTEAD). In the entire western world, but in the US especially, the only real problem that exists is money. It's just that there are more opportunities for enrichment here than anywhere else on the planet. Posted by: So this video’s gone viral. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. 178th in infant mortality This is laughable. Firstly a couple of things, the infant mortality rate is a long debunked myth, and the fact that Jeff Daniels character uses it here shows us the “unbiased” slight of hand that I’d mentioned earlier. Where to begin? July 12, 2012 at 02:52 PM, Posted by: We didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election, and we didn't scare so easy. April 18, 2013 at 08:02 AM. It was the same generation who has been slagging mine from the time we started coming of age, all the while stealing from us the opportunities and resources that they enjoyed as young adults. 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