HBO's The Newsroom trailer

my name is Steven I'm a junior and my questions for will McAvoy as a news anchor you've almost religiously avoided stating a political allegiance the Jay Leno of news anchors you're popular because you don't bother anyone how do you feel about that let's move on to the next question go ahead hi my name is Jenny I'm a sophomore and this is for all three of you can you say in one sentence or less what um you know what I mean can you say why America is the greatest country in the world diversity and opportunity Louis freedom and freedom so let's keep it that way well the New York Jets no I'm gonna hold you to an answer on that what makes America the greatest country in the world well Lewis and Sharon said it diversity and opportunity and freedom and freedom I'm not letting you go back to the airport without answering the question well our Constitution is a masterpiece James Madison was a genius the Declaration of Independence is for me the single greatest piece of American writing you don't look satisfied ones instead of laws and the others a declaration of war I want a human moment from you what about the people why is not a greatest country in the world professor that's my answer you're saying yes let's talk about fine Sharon the NEA is a loser yeah it accounts for a penny out of her paycheck but he gets to hit you with it any time he wants it doesn't cause some money it costs volts it costs airtime and column inches you know why people don't like liberals cuz they lose if liberals are so fucking smart and they lose a goddamn always hey and with a straight face you're gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we're the only ones in the world who have freedom Canada has freedom Japan has freedom the UK France Italy Germany Spain Australia Belgium has freedom so 207 sovereign states in the world like 180 of them that freed all right and got you a sorority girl just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day there's some things you should know and one of them is there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that were the greatest country in the world were seventh and literacy 27th and math 22nd and science 49th and life expectancy 178 an infant mortality third and median household income number four in labor force a number four in exports 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 26 countries combined 25 of whom her allies no no this is the fault of a 20 year old college student but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member the worst period generation period ever periods when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world I don't know what the fuck you're talking about Yosemite sure used to be we stood up for what was right we fought for moral reasons we passed laws struck down laws for moral reasons we waged wars on poverty not poor people we sacrificed we cared about our neighbors we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest we built great big things made ungodly technological advances explored the universe cure disease and we cultivated the world's greatest artists and the world's greatest economy we reached for the stars acted like men we aspired to intelligence we didn't belittle it it didn't make us feel inferior we didn't identify ourselves by we voted for in the last election and we didn't scare so easy we were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed by great men men who were revered first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one America is not the greatest country in the world anymore enough well what's going on think people noticed it'll be far away moaning we made enemies out of right-wing radio a lot of negative press I'm a registered Republican I always seen what broke because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage you're spinning out of control you're terrified you're going to lose your audience your one pitch meeting away from doing the news in 3d you're enabling a nap you ever notice mentally ever do stupid things for one reason we do stupid things for a lot of reasons you put a crush on this girl you told me to and no I got me jumping a sinking ship you had a friend we're going to do a good news show and make it popular at the same time what could possibly go wrong good evening I'm will McAvoy can you move your BlackBerry off the desk make sure everybody knows this is what blowing it looks like get it together down there he's trying did you good and he's risking a lot doing we come into a tipping point why he's gonna tone it down or under the firemen I was fighting the good fight how's it going so far progress is slow but I'm in it for the long haul

  1. america used to be great because they were lucky enough to be geographically advantaged when nazi germany went crazy

  2. This is a great edit. You did a superb job of cutting the parts (I did notice and appreciate the subtle things you removed from that Q&A scene). Thanks!

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