In the opening episode of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) rants about why America isn’t the greatest country in the world anymore and what made it so great decades ago. While a good amount of what he says might be on target, he completely ignored the problems of the country in years past, and some of his lines had holes big enough to drive a network news show through. Here are the three biggest whoppers:
“If liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so goddamned always.”
“It sure used to be (the greatest country). … We never beat our chests.”
“We didn’t scare so easy.”
By the way, HBO is screening the full first episode of “The Newsroom” free to non-subscribers.