Watch: The Newsroom‘s Will McAvoy tells America we’re not the greatest country in the world…And his speech goes viral.
Some of the statistics cited in the McAvoy’s rant aren’t entirely accurate. For instance, at the time, McAvoy cited the U.S as 178th in infant mortality. That would be on an inverted ranking and the actual inverted ranking would be 176th for 2010. Of course, the slight inaccuracy was enough for alt-right nationalist rag Breitbart to completely dismiss the point because ‘Murica is the best nation ever.
Throughout the show’s short history Will McAvoy, a professed moderate Republican, saw his party being taken over by far right nationalists calling themselves the Tea Party. McAvoy was appalled and began destroying fictionalized leaders of the movement that simply had no idea how government works. Kind of like the real leaders such as Michele Bachmann of the Tea Party faction who claimed Trump was handpicked by God.
Will McAvoy even coined the term “the American Taliban,” so if you ever used it, that’s where it came from.
Many on the left may not agree with the fictitious news anchor’s politics, but he was a voice of reason on the right and that’s something we can all agree needs to be heard.
Let’s tell Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, and HBO that we want to see Will McAvoy back behind the news desk. Now more than ever, the United States needs a voice of reason on the right. There’s currently a change.org petition taking off that needs your support if you agree.