Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sony Emails Show State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’

CEO Michael Lynton showed a rough cut of the movie to U.S. officials
before moving ahead.

by Nick Sorrentino

Propaganda comes in many forms. Hollywood has a long history of it. Just watch the war movies from the 40s, many of the sci-fi movies from the 50s, or Top Gun from the 80s to see that government and Tinsel Town tend to tango a lot. But for the State Department to give the OK (Why are they giving an OK?) to a movie about the assassination of a head of state is unusual. I think.

I say we all go on Netflix and watch Dr. Strangelove, have a cup of soothing green tea, and forget all about The Interview. My bet is that both Sony and the US Government would prefer that at this point too.
"Several emails that reveal at least two U.S. government officials screened a rough cut of the Kim Jong-Un assassination comedy The Interview in late June and gave the film—including a final scene that sees the dictator’s head explode—their blessing.
The claim that the State Department played an active role in the decision to include the film’s gruesome death scene is likely to cause fury in Pyongyang. Emails between the Sony Entertainment CEO and a security consultant even appear to suggest the U.S. government may support the notion that The Interview would be useful propaganda against the North Korean regime..."
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* Just more proof we are being ruled by idiots