Jeff Daniels' Character: "America Is Not The Greatest Country In The World Anymore"
In the new HBO show, the Newsroom," Jeff Daniels is a news anchor know for his affability and blandness.
But loses it when a student asks him about America being the greatest country in the world and delivers a soliloquy that is attracting considerable attention..
"I didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election," Daniels' character says. "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's not the greatest country in the world anymore."