the newsroom

the newsroom

Mackenzie MacHale "We can do better"

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Dialogue; - Nielsen ratings. - We're going to do a good news show and make it popular at the same time. - That is impossible. - Between your brains, - charm, looks, and affability and my - Refusal to live in reality. - ..expertise in producing you - It's impossible, Mac! - Ugh! - Social scientists have concluded that the country is more polarized than at any time since the Civil War. - The Civil War. - Yes, people choose the news they want now, but People choose the facts they want now. So what you've just described is impossible. Only if you think an overwhelming majority of Americans are preternaturally stupid. - I do. - I don't. And if you let me, I can prove it. You know what you left out of your sermon? That America is the only country on the planet that, since its birth, has said over and over and over that we can do better. It's part of our DNA. People will want the news if you give it to them with integrity. Not everybody, not even a lot of people 5%. And 5% more of anything is what makes the difference in this country. So we can do better. Will McAvoy, Will McAvoy, Mackenzie MacHale, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, The Newsroom, The Newsroom 1x01, The Newsroom S1E01, Season 1, HBO © All rights reserved by HBO