Mo's Digital Last Word: NO INTERVIEWS
Hard to believe, but a joke is bringing down Hollywood and the concept of freedom of speech as we know it. A joke, a security leak, and a shadowy empire with no sense of humour.
The Interview, the Sony movie starring Seth Rogan and James Franco as two journalists who attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will not be released in the wake of threats from cyber hackers believed to have ties to the Hermit Kingdom.
“We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public,” Sony said in a statement.
“We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome”.
The company also said it had no plans to release the comedy to DVD or video on demand. (Despite the fact that the most contentious scene, in which Kim Jong Un is killed, is now available online).
I just want to say to North Korea that there may also be some copies of Team America it may want to round up.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 12/18/14