While we’ve been passing up more Sony stories than we’ve been posting this week (since we’re declining to publish gossip-y emails and speculative scoops related to the hack), the fact remains that there is some actual, material news coming out of this situation. And whenever the President of the United States weighs in on status of the new Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg film, that feels like movie news to me.
On the heels of the FBI’s confirmation that North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony, President Barack Obama took his year-end speech as an opportunity to address the situation, denouncing Sony’s decision to cancel the release (going so far to remove clips of the film from the internet) of The Interview. And I agree with him almost 100%. Hit the jump for more on Obama’s comments regarding Sony, The Interview, and not giving in to terrorists.