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Obama terms Sony canceling The Interview a "mistake," says studio should've spoken to him first

By Himanshu Arora ยท 20 replies
Dec 22, 2014
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  1. Just a couple of days after Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) pulled the release of its upcoming film, The Interview, President Barack Obama termed the move a "mistake", although he said that he was sympathetic to the concerns that the studio...

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  2. The Truth

    The Truth TS Rookie

    Obama is pissed because Sony execs poked fun at him suggesting his favorite movies all had Black stars. It is another childish Obama rant and NOTHING more.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,761   +1,152

    Yeah, because another country conducting cyber-terrorism on your country and freightened people responding to terrorist demands have nothing to do with it... dumb truth...
    Darth Shiv and cliffordcooley like this.
  4. This is a cheap shot by obama, he knows by doing this he gains confidence of american people, thus giving him more chance in elections.

    Haha, nice timing mr. Obama
  5. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Evangelist Posts: 384   +138

    You realize that Obama won't be up for reelection ever again, right? He's already served two terms in office.
    Darth Shiv likes this.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,761   +1,152

    Haha, nice timing mr. Nima
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,156   +1,411

    Even though he isn't running anymore he's still the face of a party who WILL be running in the next election, and the next one after that, and every one in between. Obama still cares about his approval ratings even though he isn't running for anything anymore. He doesn't want to hurt his party anymore than he already has, and he'll take any opportunity to look better, from cyber attacks on Japanese companies to grand jury investigations in small towns in Missouri.

    The line about 'they should have spoken to me first' though?! What's that about? Do company execs normally call the pres for advice?
  8. So you mean to suggest he's going to rally support for modification of the law and seek a third term in office, using Sony as his rallying cry?

    Cool conspiracy theory, bro.


    [On second thought, if Jeb Bush announces plans to run for POTUS, that may be just enough to momentarily boost support for such a campaign.]
  9. Remember, he's from Haaavaad. People really need to listen to what he has to say.
  10. bielius

    bielius TS Addict Posts: 215   +17

    The conspiracy is really about that there's a party that rules both sides, regardless of the leaders in question at this exact moment. Therefore, gaining any and all kind of credibility is an important goal of theirs, regardless of the current face.
  11. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe Banned Posts: 837   +441

    Obvious ***** president is obvious
  12. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Booster Posts: 125   +35

    Please provide proof of this being a cyber terrorist attack from North Korea? And please exclude anything from CIA, Mossad, MI5/6, The Government and the presstitutes as these have been found to be dubious sources of accurate information and truthfulness.
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  13. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,958   +576

    Do companies usually get hacked by state funded entities like North Korea? That's a pretty exceptional circumstance.
  14. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,182   +1,359

    They should make another movie, about this movie being pulled.
    Genius. I am a frickin Genius.
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,266   +4,935

    They would have to make it a mini-series. It would be to long for a single movie. haha
  16. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,761   +1,152

    You don't even deserve a reply (AND you should know it).
  17. It's interesting that Obama tells Sony they shouldn't have caved to pressure, yet he was so quick to blame the Benghazi attack on a video and act like the government was going to go after the producer of that video because it was offensive to Islam.
  18. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,958   +576

    I don't know... it's a fair point. WMD anyone? Torture in Guantanamo? NSA compromising the design of global crypto? US creating malware to infect Iranian systems. They aren't beyond "rewriting history".
  19. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,156   +1,411

    Yes, they do. All the time, although it's usually China. It's far easier to hack into a US company to steal designs for medicine, machines, circuit boards etc than it is to figure out how to make them yourself. It's exceptional that it has to do with free speech, but hacking from foreign govt isn't strange at all.
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,779   +3,906

    When you're dealing with a sociopath who is already unsure of his hold on power, and a movie about a plot to assassinate him, I think it's totally reasonable and rational to blame his state for the attack.

    I realize the footage of North Korean military parades are propaganda from both sides. But you have to be in awe of how much they resemble displays of military might in Red Square during the cold war, or Hitler whipping the German people into a patriotic frenzy, just prior to the launching of his world domination pet project, "Blitzkrieg"....:eek:
  21. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Booster Posts: 125   +35

    But you do deserve a reply. Not everything that is presented as information is for your benefit or truthful and impartial. Most provide dubious information intended to make you think to be beneficial for them. (AND you should know it).-

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