This video clip shows the beginning scene of the HBO series The Newsroom, in which the character played by Jeff Daniels answers the question “why is the U.S. the greatest country in the world?” He responds with the truth: it isn’t.
Sharing this video is the best response you can ever give to right-wingers (or even left-wingers) who get glossy-eyed and claim America is the best country in the world. In response to the negative comments this article will bring, let me go ahead and say it: I love my country. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s home. But facts are facts.
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