It starts with a forum in a college with a right winger, a left winger, and Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) who is dubbed the “Jay Leno of news anchors” because he’s friendly and doesn’t get on people’s nerves. College students are asking questions to both sides and Will spits out answers “I’ve voted for parties on both sides” and will only commit to being “a Jets fan.” Ha ha. But when a co-ed asks a simple question posed to most 5th graders, “what makes America the greatest country,” Will goes nuts. He totally loses it on the air. America isn’t great. America is screwed up. America is being beat by all these other countries in all these different areas.
And I was hooked.