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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:41 AM

White House 'pleased' Sony is looking for ways to distribute movie after cyberattack

Source: Faux News

The White House on Saturday said it was “pleased” that Sony is looking at ways to distribute the movie “The Interview,” after company executives cancelled cinema showings in the wake of a massive and damaging cyberattack.

"We are pleased to hear that Sony is actively working to distribute the film,” said Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz. “People should be able to decide for themselves whether or not they would like to see it."

He also said the White House never discussed distribution of the movie with Sony prior to the company's decision Friday to cancel the release.

The FBI says it has enough information to “conclude that the North Korean government is responsible” for the attacks that include embarrassing e-mail leaks and threats on movie theaters, which resulted in the cancellation of “The Interview.”

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Reply White House 'pleased' Sony is looking for ways to distribute movie after cyberattack (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2014 OP
PoliticAverse Dec 2014 #1
Monk06 Dec 2014 #2
PSPS Dec 2014 #7
LiberalElite Dec 2014 #10
SnakeEyes Dec 2014 #14
PSPS Dec 2014 #16
SnakeEyes Dec 2014 #13
Monk06 Dec 2014 #17
snooper2 Dec 2014 #19
Monk06 Dec 2014 #20
Kennah Dec 2014 #3
Major Hogwash Dec 2014 #4
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #5
NobodyHere Dec 2014 #18
Cryptoad Dec 2014 #6
daleo Dec 2014 #8
forthemiddle Dec 2014 #9
Bosonic Dec 2014 #11
NorthCarolina Dec 2014 #12
jmowreader Dec 2014 #15


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:39 AM

2. Why does the US government headed by Barak Obama think Sony's shitty network security

is a national security problem? Sony is a Japanese company caught short provoking a fight with the NKorean government and that is a problem for the US president?

Why?

The answer is Barak Obama, and in fact any US president, is a racketeer for Wall Street.

"I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.
Smedley Butler

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/s/smedley_butler.html#ZVhdXs1BSv5HKFXd.99"

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Response to Monk06 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:15 AM

7. I agree that this is really beneath the office of President.

I cringe when Obama starts mentioning the names of actors and pimping movies, especially one as bad as this one. We're not talking "The Best Years of Our Lives" here, after all. This is one of the reasons I think this all might be fabricated as either an ad stunt or merely to get the torture report off the front page.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:59 PM

10. I'm glad you

mentioned "fabricated" because that occurred to me also.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:07 PM

14. Everything that has leaked...

including the racial joke emails that make top execs look horrible, the direct threats to employees, the health records and more make it clear this is not an ad stunt.

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Response to SnakeEyes (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:35 PM

16. You may be right, but I still think pimping movies is beneath the office.

What's next? This?


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Response to Monk06 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:05 PM

13. Sony Pictures is an American subsidiary.

THe hack was of an American based company. One role of the federal government is protection from those foreign and domestic. If our government just lets it slide it opens the door to all kinds of further attacks that could cripple the economy.

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Response to SnakeEyes (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 03:35 AM

17. By definition a wholly owned subsidiary of a foreign company is a foreign entity. Sony

Pictures is incorporated in the US but it is just a division of Sony Corporation and ultimately Sony Group. It is no more American than BMW USA.

The location of your head office determines your corporate home.

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Response to Monk06 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 11:03 AM

19. "provoking a fight?"

 

You really wrote that


I love me some DU in the morning

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 12:18 PM

20. Yeah wrote it an meant it. Sony's market cap is 18B USD roughly 2/3 of NKoreas GNP



Looking at Sony as an independent entitiy in the global economy it does make sense to compare them. Especially when a Japanese company the size of Sony makes a point of producing a movie about the assassination of Kim Fat Boy Un.

You may have noticed NKorea and Japan don't exactly get along.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:28 AM

3. Anyone know if www.theinterview.kp is available?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:58 AM

4. It doesn't look funny.

It's art for art's sake, and I never liked Art.

Boo-yah!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:20 AM

5. So let me see if I have this straight......

 

...the White House is pleased that a movie that makes a joke about the assassination of a world leader (no matter how heinous), by two American scofflaws is a good thing.

While separated by mere minutes, also condemns the actual murders of two police officers?

The clear and unequivocal feeling of COGNITIVE DISSONANCE that should be occurring here, totally escapes people's notice. Which is why we have so many troubles in this world. We're not even paying attention.

- The more I think about it, the more I've come to believe that the dinosaurs took a meteor that should have been for us.......

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 03:50 AM

18. So you would rather have a foreign power dictate what movies America makes?

 

nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:05 AM

6. Rectum the GOP Patriots would chip in enough to cover,,,,,

free on demand streaming !

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:52 AM

8. Now that the movie has had reams of free P.R.

Yeah, they might just go ahead and release it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:53 AM

9. On CNN this morning

The CEO of Sony said that he would love to set up a private screening of the movie with the President.
I think there could be no better visual than the POTUS sitting in the White House screening room watching this movie.

Regardless of the stupidity of the film, or the stupidity of making it in the first place, this is an issue that has gone far beyond that! This is the time for President Obama to stand up for the USA (as has many times before) and say to the World, we will not condone terrorist threats, we will stand up to them!

If we, as a Country, do not stand behind expression of art now, we will have every terrorist group in the world threatening over movies, books, news reports, etc.....

We stood behind Solomon Rushdie in the past, we stood up for the those that wanted to publish Muslim cartoons, we must stand up again, and the President is in the perfect spot to do it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:13 PM

11. Nice try Sony, but too late to suck up now

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:43 PM

12. Put it on Netflix. nt

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:03 PM

15. Straight-to-DVD never occurred to them?

I don't think North Korea is actually behind this attack. Consider that someone in the West made up a rumor about Kim Jong-il feeding his uncle to a pack of hungry dogs and North Korea didn't threaten to launch terrorist attacks all over the West in retaliation.

Also consider Sony just Bained itself. Why anyone hires Bain to restructure its business is a mystery; most people can figure out "fire half your employees and sell off everything outside your core competency even if it's making you money" on their own.

(It seems that the Acme Corporation had a problem: their employees couldn't see down the hall. The management of Acme called in Bain to consult on the problem. Six months later, Bain's team returned with an hour-long PowerPoint presentation.

"We have determined your problem is your headcount is bloated. Immediately terminate fifty percent of your employees. One million dollars, please."

That didn't solve the problem, so they called Bain back in. Six months later, Bain revealed another PowerPoint presentation.

"Acme's principle problem at this juncture is a series of ill-advised forays into businesses outside your core competency. We recommend selling off nine divisions. Two million dollars, please."

That didn't solve the problem either, so Bain came back in, and six months later...

"Acme's most critical issue is that its stock price is undervalued due to lack of respect from Wall Street. We recommend doing a Leveraged Buyout. It will cost you $220 million in up-front fees, plus management fees of 12 percent of your gross revenues for a period of ten years."

That still didn't solve the problem, so Bain came back...

"We recommend doing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy immediately."

Before declaring bankruptcy, Acme called in another consultancy for a second opinion. The consultant was briefed as to the problem, disappeared for ten minutes, and returned.

"The problem is solved. Twenty bucks for gas, coffee and parking, please."

'What the hell did you do?'

"I found the light switch."

Reports indicate the hackers stole 100 terabytes of data. Got news for ya: YOU CAN'T STEAL A HUNDRED TERABYTES OF DATA IN JUST A FEW DAYS! My feeling is, some Sony employees with high-level access to Sony's servers have been stashing "insurance" data over the last few years onto physical media, just in case they got downsized and needed to retaliate against the company.

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