Jeff Daniels tells why America isn’t the greatest country in the world.


by Terry Richards

Writer’s NotesThe Newsroom; Genre: Political drama: Created by Aaron Sorkin: Starring: JeffDaniels; Emily Mortimer; John Gallagher, Jr. Alison Pill; Thomas Sadoski; Dev Patel. Although this an HBO Political Drama,and although Daniels does not mention anything about how the America does not properly take care of its Veterans, I agree with everything he says because it’s factual not just subjective. No Country can be “The Greatest Country in the World” if it does not properly take care of its Veterans.

The Newsroom – What Makes America The Greatest Country In The World

Full Video Transcripts with Jeff Daniels can be found below, but here’s a few excerpts first:

[Will (to Lewis]
And with a straight face, you’re gonna sit there and 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 U.K. France. Italy. Germany. Spain. Australia. BELGIUM has freedom. (laughs) Two hundred and seven sovereign states in the world, like, a hundred and eighty of them have freedom.
And you, Sorority Girl, just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know. One of them is there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re seventh in literacy. Twenty-seventh in math. Twenty-second in science. Forty-ninth in life expectancy. A hundred and seventy-eighth in infant mortality. Third in median household income. Number four in labor force and 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 twenty-six countries combined, twenty-five of whom are allies.
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