Friday, December 19, 2014

North Korea Sony Hack: Pulling 'The Interview' Cowardly?

From ABC News:

The U.S. government has taken the big step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United States.

In a rare, official statement issued today, the FBI said it "now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.”
So it's official.

North Korea leveled an attack against a private U.S. corporation and won.

What will Obama do about it?

Tell us to go to the movies.

The Hollywood elite and others are complaining that the opening of The Interview has been cancelled.

Hollywood Hits Twitter To Vent Anger About ‘The Interview’ Being Pulled

It's very easy to whine about giving in to terrorist threats when your involvement isn't much more than typing out 140 characters on Twitter.

I don't blame theaters for protecting themselves from liability.

Yes, Hollywood is folding. What's the alternative? Risk violence?

If the people complaining about giving in to terrorists are willing to pay damages if God forbid someone was killed or injured in an attack on a theater, if they would put their money where their mouths are, I would have more respect for their comments.

Yes, succumbing to a threat is not good.

What's the altenative in this case?

People will see the movie eventually. I have no doubt about that.

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