HBO has another of its independent series running, Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, where Jeff Daniels plays a composite of Dan Rather, Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman. Here’s an excerpt from the first episode, where Daniel’s character drops his pretense of impartiality and says what he (Sorkin) really feels:
Now there are some things he says there that I agree with, but not (I am certain) for the same reasons. The question I am left with though, is if America once was but is no longer the greatest nation on Earth, which one is? And how do you define it?
Just a note: Dan Rather likes the show. (Quelle suprise.)
UPDATE: Sorry Aaron, but the United States is and remains the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, and here’s just one reason why.