One of the guys in the control room whips his FDNY baseball cap out of the desk drawer and puts it on. Really now? Oh, and that wasn't cheesy enough so he stands at attention too. Such a big important moment this is, turning the feed on so Will can tell people that bin Laden is dead 30 seconds before the president does. The rest of the control room, followed by the newsroom, follow the guy's lead and stand too.
"Do it for me, Will," MacKenzie says. Yeah, for you. MacKenzie. Not for the airplane captains or Kaylee or the guy wearing the FDNY cap. For MacKenzie.
And he does. ACN really lucks out and Will manages to not seem totally wasted when he reports that "the world" no longer has any reason to fear Osama bin Laden. Um... I'm pretty sure there are certain parts of the world that never feared him. America is not the world. Will recaps that almost 10 years ago, bin Laden masterminded the death of thousands of people and transformed the nation into a "more fearful" and "more hostile" one. Meanwhile, Will is stoned out of his mind, so this speech just isn't going to have the same seriousness and impact that Sorkin probably thought it should. Will then concludes by saying that this will be among America's "finest hours." And then he throws it to Obama, who walks up to the podium to give his speech. Which means that Will finally delivered this "news" like an hour after everyone else did.
And then Obama gives a speech that is much better than Will's could ever be.
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