Thursday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show mocked Sony pictures for canceling the release of their new movie The Interview after North Korea hacked their emails and threatened movie theaters with “9/11 style” attacks.
Stewart gave Sony zero mercy, painting their decision as both cowardly and childish.
“That’s it?,” Stewart asked begrudgingly. “So Kim Jong-Un gets to decide what movies we make?”
Taking that scenario to its logical conclusion, Stewart then suggested that every movie should be titled “World’s Biggest Penis: The Motion Picture” starring Kim Jong-Un.
Stewart then highlighted the absurdity of even taking threats from North Korea seriously.
“For God’s sake, North Korea, that’s what they do,” Stewart said. “They threaten people with hyperbolic language. Why do we fall for that? That’s their hook.”
To underline his point, Stewart rolled a news clip from 2013 announcing Kim Jong-Un’s threat to turn Washington D.C. into a “sea of fire.”
The segment finished with Stewart lamenting why the North Korean dictator would even dislike Hollywood in the first place, because “Hollywood is just like North Korea: everyone is always telling you how great you are, there are billboards everywhere with your face on them, and no one eats.”
Jim Sleeper gives Fareed Zakaria a good hard sledge over his plagiarism:
Zakaria is a busy man, of course. Although he’s been judged by The New Republic to be one of America’s“most-overrated thinkers,” he was interviewed about the state of the world last year by Yale President Richard Levin before a large audience at the kick-off off Yale’s $50 million Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the new home of “Professor” Stanley McChrystal and of what Lewis Lapham has called “the arts and sciences of career management,” including mastery of “the exchange rate between an awkward truth and a user-friendly lie.”