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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:25 PM

Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

The cynical side of me thinks there can be only two reasons for the Pubs to care: the Koch Bros have a financial interest in Sony Pictures, and/or they are hoping for a disaster so they can blame Obama and the Hollywood Liberals.

"In a letter obtained first by CNN, RNC chairman Reince Priebus encouraged the
CEOs of 10 major theater chains to show the controversial comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.

"I want to speak clearly on behalf of the Republican Party: I urge you to show the movie," he wrote to the CEOs.

"As a sign of my commitment, if you agree to show this movie, I will send a note to the Republican Party's millions of donors and supporters urging them to buy a ticket -- not to support one movie or Hollywood, but to show North Korea we cannot be bullied into giving up our freedom," he added.

The letter continued, "Like many Americans, I'm deeply concerned that we would allow a foreign regime to dictate the movies we can and cannot watch."

More: http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/20/media/republicans-theaters-sony-the-interview/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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Reply Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview' (Original post)
Contrary1 Dec 2014 OP
Politicalboi Dec 2014 #1
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #2
JonLP24 Dec 2014 #3
JaneyVee Dec 2014 #4
Initech Dec 2014 #5
AnalystInParadise Dec 2014 #6
Initech Dec 2014 #7
JonLP24 Dec 2014 #8
Initech Dec 2014 #9
JonLP24 Dec 2014 #10

Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:31 PM

1. Wait, What?

 

So they agree with Obama.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:32 PM

2. Yeah they might be hoping for something bad to happen.

But, I still agree with what they are saying. Mostly cuz I said it first.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:44 PM

3. Rove backs 'liberal' Clooney in Sony hack

Americans, Clooney said in an interview with Deadline.com, “cannot be told we can’t see something by Kim Jong-un, of all f*****g people.”

In the movie that was to be released next week, two journalists, played by Rogen and James Franco, plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Many suspect North Korea is behind the cyberattack, but the so-called Hermit Kingdom has denied any involvement.

Clooney said that pulling the movie sets a troubling precedent. "You should be able to make any movie you want. ... To say we're going to make you pull it. We're going to censor you. That's a whole other game. That is playing in some serious waters and it's a very dangerous pool," he said.

Veteran GOP operative Rove, who was senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, wrote of Clooney, a Democratic donor, on Twitter on Friday:

Usually don't find common ground w/ a liberal actor, but on how Hollywood shld answer Sony hack, I #StandwithClooney. http://t.co/4VglU0nxaT
— Karl Rove (@KarlRove) December 19, 2014

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/227681-karl-rove-im-supporting-liberal-clooney-in-sony-hack

I think this is something we can all agree on.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:59 PM

4. Bipartisanship.

 

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:25 AM

5. The republicans are idiots. And so is Sony.

Whoever hacked Sony Pictures wasn't North Korea, and whoever did is playing both sides for chumps. You can hack an IP address or multiple IP addresses to come from anywhere in the world, or you can hide behind a proxy and wreck havoc that way. I'm really wondering if The FBI and NSA are looking into this.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:42 AM

6. How much do you know

 

about North Koreans? This is right in their wheel house for paranoid dipshittery

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Response to AnalystInParadise (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:47 AM

7. I'm sure whoever did the hacking knows that as well.

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Response to Initech (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:02 AM

8. Excellent point

Even if it is North Korea there is something to be said of doing things in a way where it can be blamed on an easy target.

Reminds me of the Blood in Blood Out movie where a leader of a prison gang denies involvement in an assassination which he actually had no part in because he said if he did, he'd do it in a way where the blame would go somewhere else which was actually a hint as to who actually performed the hit.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:11 AM

9. Huh I've never seen that movie.

But it definitely doesn't take a CIS major to know that you can hack an IP address or mirror a proxy to trace to a location anywhere in the world.

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:15 AM

10. I get that

I was just saying on your other point whoever performed the hack "knows that as well" to the response that this is right up North Korea's alley.

The movie reference was an example or analogy of doing something knowing where the easy targets will get blamed.

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