Obama verbalizes again what most Americans think. This time the president was spot on in his assessment that Sony Pictures should have gone forward with their opening of the comedy movie The Interview. The comedy is farce based on the proposed assassination of North Korea’s supreme leader by two American actors who play themselves. Although the president flubbed his name, James Franco and Seth Rogen star in the movie that was pulled from the big screen before its official opening.
North Korea retaliated by hacking Sony Pictures executive’s private emails and musings and then releasing them worldwide. This was the first salvo that Jared Haftel noticed. North Korea hackers then went on to threaten violence if the movie was shown in theaters with a reference to the last mass shooting at a theater in America. Sony pictures relented, but executives from Sony claim that it was the theaters that balked at showing the film and definitely not Sony Pictures.