Saturday, June 22, 2024

Obama Questions Sony Judgment: “Sony Made a Mistake…I Wish They’d Spoken to Me First”


In a press conference this afternoon, President Barack Obama said that Sony made a mistake giving in to the Korean hackers. “I wish they’d called me first,” he said, before cancelling The Interview and letting the cyber terrorist get their way.

Obama’s observation that was he sympathetic to their concerns, but didn’t approve of how the company handled it, really strikes a blow to the company’s executives. Now the president of the United States isn’t standing behind them. It also indicates that Sony top brass didn’t have any conversations with the White House about what was going on. Seth Rogen and James Franco must be livid now.
More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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