So it looks like Sony got hacked by the North Koreans because they were about to show a movie that makes fun of their supreme leader Kim Dung Whatever. They were threatened and pulled the movie launch at the request of their distribution network. Needless to say, President-for-25-More-Months Obama waded in to the controversy.
“…having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake.”
That’s coming from a guy whose administration spent God knows how much time and effort trying to convince us that Barack’s RedLine strategy with Syria was a good idea.
“We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.”
This comes from the guy who not only forced YouTube to take down the video that he said caused the problems in Benghazi, but the very same guy who had that video maker thrown in jail.
“If somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they do when they see a documentary that they don’t like, or news reports that they don’t like…”
Well gosh Mr. President, we would expect that dictator might very well call the press corpse into a room and try to intimidate them. They might even scream and curse them. And then have their Press Secretary try to justify it.
We’re pretty sure if Barack Obama didn’t have double standards he wouldn’t have any standards at all.
But wait! There’s more!
It turns out that while the President was whining that Sony didn’t contact him to handle their problem, that – surprise, surprise – might not be quite true. Michael Lynton, Sony’s CEO, did an interview for CNN. After the interview was over he was asked about the President’s comments about “Sony should have contacted MEEEEEEEEEEEE.”
“We definitely spoke to a senior advisor in the White House to talk about the situation. The fact is, did we talk to the president himself? … The White House was certainly aware of the situation.”
Well, the “White House” may have been aware of the situation, but apparently nobody told the President. After all, what could HE do? We suspect he was busy making peace with Cuba, maybe guaranteeing them they could be Commies for as long as the Castros wanted.
We never thought we’d ever say this, but our President and his administration from top to bottom are buffoons.