Hollywood Stars Up in Arms After Sony Pulls 'The Interview'
Following Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the planned Christmas Day release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film "The Interview," Hollywood stars are up in arms.
Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 17, 2014
Sad day for creative expression. #feareatsthesoul
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) December 17, 2014
Canceling "The Interview" seems like a pretty horrible precedent to set.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) December 17, 2014
City of Atlanta demands all remaining prints of gone with the wind be destroyed
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) December 17, 2014
It all started as a goofy movie but now people will see it and then discuss why it is ok to let a country control and starve their people.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 19, 2014
Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America. #TheInterview
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December 18, 2014
All joking aside, we just gave a comfy foothold to censorship & it doesn't get any better from this point on. #TheInterview
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 18, 2014
We do not negotiate with terrorists. We just do exactly what they say.
— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) December 18, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson, Jonah Goldberg and Joe Trippi joined Howard Kurtz on "Media Buzz" today to react to this blow to free expression.
"This was just a systemic failure of the entire politcal and legal system," Goldberg said. "Everyone had a good enough excuse to be cowardly, and no one stepped up and said, 'No, this is not the way we're going to handle this.'"
Watch more in the clip above and see Kurtz discuss the media's role in the hacking scandal with James Rosen below.