Jon Stewart mocks Sony for their cowardice, and they reckon they didn’t cave

Truth Revolt reports:

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.”

For their part Sony doesn’t think they caved at all.

Speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Friday, Lynton rejected the idea that Sony Entertainment “caved” to cyber-terrorist pressure and suggested that a theater run forThe Interview was still a possibility, which Sony then reinforced by a follow-up statement which said, “It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.”

Here’s an excerpt from the exchange (transcript via CNN):

Zakaria: The president says Sony made a mistake in pulling the film. Did you make a mistake?

Lynton: No. I think actually the unfortunate part is, in this instance, the president, the press, and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened. We do not own movie theaters. We can’t determine whether or not a movie will be played in movie theaters.

So, to sort of rehearse for a moment the sequence of events, we experienced the worst cyberattack in American history and persevered for three and a half weeks under enormous stress and enormous difficulty. And all with the effort of trying to keep our business up and running and get this movie out into the public.

When it came to the crucial moment when a threat came out from what was called the GOP at the time, threatening audiences who would go to the movie theaters, the movie theaters came to us one-by-one over the course of a very short period of time – we were completely surprised by it – and announced that they would not carry the movie. At that point in time, we had no alternative but to not proceed with the theatrical release on December 25. […] And that’s all we did.

Zakaria: So you have not caved in your view?

Lynton: We have not caved. We have not given in. We have persevered. And we have not backed down. We have always had every desire to have the American public see this movie.

Cough, cough…yes you did.

 

– Truth Report


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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