Now Tony Lee:
[Jeff] Daniels and Aaron Sorkin, the show’s creator, were on “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Friday discussing the show when Morgan played the much-publicized clip in which [the Daniels character Will] McAvoy is asked by a college student why America is the best country in the world and goes on a tirade against America that is reflective of the scornful and shameful way in which Hollywood liberals, mainstream media elites, and academics in ivory towers feel about the greatest country known to man, which Abraham Lincoln referred to as “man’s last, best hope.”Visions of an imaginary Even Bester Country in the World may differ.
Or course we are missing Disneyland and Slayer and New York and decent barbeque and we have too much tundra.
The refutation of the blasphemous speech written by Sorkin:
Will’s words and premise are demonstrably false and only believed by those who do not think America is exceptional and is no different or better than Brazil, Turkey, Canada, China, Spain, Kenya, or Azerbaijan.I have this idea that here on this new-fangled internetty thing demonstrable falsehoods can be demonstrated with demonstratey goodness. Not even trying that looks silly, but I could be demonstrably wrong.
And despite the prevalence in the dominant popular culture of people like Sorkin and Daniels, who pal around with liberals like President Barack Obama, America still remains a shining city upon a hill. And if, God forbid, America ever ceases to be exceptional, it will be because of those in Hollywood, academia, and the mainstream media who, like Daniels, cheer McAvoy’s words and believe in their bones that McAvoy's sentiment about America is true.People who do things mean nothing: it's all about belief.
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