Breitbart Wrong Again …… This Time On Clooney/Sony

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So, Clooney is on a tear about the Sony blackmail bs. 

Breitbart has this …..

SONY HACK: GEORGE CLOONEY’S THOUGHTLESS BRAVADO IS GOING TO GET SOMEONE HURT

George Clooney has once again found a way to insert himself into an international story where he has conveniently cast George Clooney as the lonely heroic crusader of all that is good and brave and righteous. This time he’s not grabbing a piece of the spotlight shining on a dead princess, this time it’s a terrorist attack from a foreign government against a major movie studio and the entertainment industry at large.

According to Clooney, no one would sign his petition that made clear to North Korea that Hollywood will not be intimidated by cyber-terrorism and threats of 9/11-style attacks against customers and exhibitors. Now Clooney is out and about in the entertainment media thoughtlessly and callously shaming the industry as a whole for not being as brave and righteous as he is.

Apparently, Clooney doesn’t have a firm grasp of just what it is that Hollywood is up against. America and the entertainment industry are in completely uncharted waters. Through cunning and resourcefulness and ruthlessness, this hack is piece by piece dismantling a major American business. Moreover, these same hackers have threatened to do the same to the rest of Hollywood.

The monsters behind this hack aren’t basement-dwelling losers. This is the terrorist regime of North Korea – a nuclear power that might be receiving some help from no less than China. And yet, with no plan, no safeguards, no protocols in place, Clooney is asking people to put a big fat target on their backs for these capable terrorists to take careful aim at.

That isn’t bravado or courage, it’s suicide.

Hollywood is not prepared to fight North Korea. And until they are, they need to strategically retreat.

You don’t provoke a monster until you are prepared to fight the monster.

Keep in mind that we’re not just talking about millionaire executives and celebrities. Most of Sony’s workforce is made up of working and middle class people who are almost certainly living in constant fear of what these diabolical hackers could do with their medical records and Social Security numbers.

Until Hollywood is positioned to fight back from a position of strength (more on this below), any foolish bravado puts untold numbers of innocent people at terrible risk.

Even if it is in the name of the noble cause of free expression, when North Korea threatens you, the only wise recourse is to take them seriously and at their word.

It is the federal government’s job and primary duty — not Sony’s, not Hollywood’s, and not George Clooney’s — to protect the First Amendment from North Korea or any other foreign terrorist threat.

It is also the federal government’s job to protect Hollywood’s right to free expression, and as of now the government is failing miserably.

Going forward, though, if this is handled correctly by both the Obama Administration and Hollywood, America and Sony can still win this fight.

The government and the airlines have done an admirable job of keeping the airline business afloat in the wake of serious terror threats. There’s no reason why a similar approach can’t allow Hollywood to go back into the business of being Hollywood.

But it will take time.

In the name of protecting the First Amendment, safeguards, protocols and systems need to first be put in place to protect studios from devastating hacks, shield them from certain liabilities, and a whole host of things I would never think of. As someone on Twitter suggested, we call it the “Defense of Creative Freedom Act of 2015.

Once these protections are in place, then Sony can release “The Interview” into 3500 theatres (I’ll pledge right now to buy 25 admissions); then the Hollywood community can sign petitions and scream nanny-nanny-boo-boo at the monstrous midget.

Of course Hollywood must fight, but they must fight smart. It’s frustrating, but in this unprecedented situation, that’s going to take time, and we need to give them the time before we start calling them cowards and un-American.

If Sony doesn’t release “The Interview” on 3500 American screens by June, I’ll happily join the chorus  declaring them all cowards. In the meantime, let’s give them a little breathing room to find a strategic way out of this nightmare.

To hell with their threats and to hell with Breitbart.

I don’t give a damn if the author buys 25 admissions or 3500 admissions. 

Let me make this abundantly clear, so people won’t be confused as to whose job it is to protect our freedoms.  It’s everyone’s job!!!!  It always has been.  Is the author seriously advising that we wait for president Zero to defend our liberties?  The guy who is all too happy to usurp our liberties?  Really? 

Look, I’m no fan of Clooney’s, but, he’s exactly right about this.  The entire nation needs to, with resolve and resound, tell those lunatics to go screw themselves. 

We’re going to wait until we’re sure no one is going to get hurt?  When can that be remotely assured?  I’ll tell you when.  When the lunatics determine it isn’t worth the fight.  You won’t get there by waiting for some idiotic protocols to be put in place.  We don’t need more laws.  We need prompt action. 

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57 Responses to Breitbart Wrong Again …… This Time On Clooney/Sony

  1. Me says:

    This only works when you bow down and and beg, you don’t do that with dictators, you don’t allow them to control the terms, and as with the UN You don’t allow them to run the agenda.

  2. Me says:

    Listen the westrern world as it is called are denounced every time, every where and even by our own. Put up a better system of freedom that works and we will see if it is as bad as it made out to be. I haven’t seen it yet, and it makes you wonder why the place where civilisation began is still no better off than when it began.

  3. Me says:

    Another thing, just as you stated a while back with our infrastructure of electric power and roads and everything else that is considered a utility. Why is that on the internet grid? It’s the same for these companies, if they don’t want their property exposed, why did they tie it all to the internet to be vulernable.

  4. cdquarles says:

    Dang straight. Defending liberty *is* everyone’s job. That’s why an armed citizenry (with militarily useful small arms and not so small arms in some cases … see the local ‘National’ guard units) is so vital.

    Name me one general in anyone’s army who’d want to invade the US, where there are a couple hundred million firearms and a couple hundred million people willing to use them in the defense of our life, liberty, property, family, state, and country (O notwithstanding).

    • Me says:

      Exactly, the government is scared because they know what they are doing doesn’t sit right. So what do they do, arms fer me but not for the! If they weren’t doing what they were doing they would have no worries.

  5. DirkH says:

    “Look, I’m no fan of Clooney’s, but, he’s exactly right about this. ”

    Sony pulled a publicity stunt, now Clooney, Obama and everyone else is pulling their publicity stunts on top of that, what is that, a consequence of water fluoridation? An American Xmas ritual?

    • Me says:

      Fluoride is an element on the perodic table natural in our environment, sometimes it is natural in the ground water if that is where you get your water. Try banning that that is natural, now I am on advocate of fluoridation, it is more harmful to the people that has to use it more so than thise that has to drink it. But with everything mechanical things go wrong, and that is something i do nor wish on anyone. Green Peace tried to do that with Chlorine, and I know you in Germany don’t use it or most of you dont. But then again what else do you use.

      • Me says:

        I got that from a water conference that was held in Ottawa.

      • DirkH says:

        I was alluding to the obvious signs of a mass delusion rotating around something entirely irrelevant – Sony’s publicity stunt to pull a movie that polled so badly it would have cost them a fortune to bring it into cinemas, so they invented a story.

        Of course you will find rather bizarre and pointless behaviour in Germany as well, concentrated in Hamburg and Berlin, which, incidentally, are the two areas that still have lots of old leaden water pipes in older houses… as maps about the water supply situation clearly show.

        • Me says:

          I don’t buy that excuse with Sony, and yes with allot of old infrastructure, not only lead sealed pipes but asbostes cement as well.

      • cdquarles says:

        Here is the deal with fluoridation. When the body lays down calcium hydroxyapatite to make bones and teeth, that mineral is subject to dissolution in acidic solutions. If there is a modest amount of fluoride ion available during that process, the calcium hydroxyapatite also incorporates the fluoride into its structure, making it more resistant to acid. Too much fluoride in the water causes fluorosis. Some waters ‘naturally’ contain negligible amounts of fluoride and some contain excessive amounts. The fluoride gets added to water in amounts sufficient to strengthen bones and teeth but not so much that fluorosis is created. Sometimes the treatment controls fail, but not often. Recently the allowed amount of fluoride ion was decreased. That will leave some vulnerable to weakened bones and teeth while reducing the risks, real and perceived, of fluorosis. You’re more likely to get ill from other things in the water or your food or people brining in exotic diseases than you are from the usual amounts of added fluoride, which is a micronutrient.

        • cdquarles says:

          *bringing in exotic diseases, which includes chemophobia and other irrational leftisms :P.

        • Me says:

          Exactly, but the people that has to use that are more exposed and need to use the proper codes to protect them selves, That stuff is not to be played with or taken lightly at high concentrations.

        • cdquarles says:

          These people also work with UV light, ozone, and chlorine gas. I’d worry about those three far more than a sack of sodium fluoride.

        • Me says:

          I don’t except for the chlorine, but then again it’s the mechanical problems with chlorine gas, Bleach is a different story, still with a LMI pump set wrong you will get diareea like sympthoms.

        • Me says:

          The only problems with UV and Ozone is there are no test to insure potable water to the end point users.

        • Me says:

          And again with Bleach and Chlorine Gas added, you have to make sure there are no organics, like disolved organic compounds, they react to create THMs.

        • Me says:

          Trihalomethanes, THMs.

        • Me says:

          So now that brings up another thought, with the EPA ban on lead, what are the people that use Chlorine gas cylinders going to use to seal the cylinder with the chlorinator head?

        • cdquarles says:

          Good question, Me. I don’t follow that aspect too much now, since I no longer have to deal with EMA planning.

    • Lars P. says:

      Well if it is shown on the iphone it is so:
      http://www.theburningplatform.com/2014/12/19/the-day-einstein-feared-has-arrived/
      if it is not there it does not exist.

  6. squid2112 says:

    I am more than happy to tell them to go screw themselves. Furthermore, I hear that nobody seems to be willing to release the movie on streaming media. … Well, if they will give me the movie, I will be more than happy to stream it! … I’m not in the least bit afraid of the little N.K. dictator .. he’s a little wussy! .. Bring it on! .. I have no problem with going up against this little turd … and if it isn’t him, but it is China … so what? … you can still bring it on!

    I can’t stand Clooney, he’s a total turd, but I am in total agreement with him on this particular issue. The US is turning into a total wussy state!

    • Me says:

      Well it’s a good thing you are getting pissed off at this, the time is comming and they, the little dictators over there ase asking for it. It just maybe a X-Mass present they don’t want.

      • DirkH says:

        Kim says he can prove NK didn’t threaten Sony and he doesn’t need to torture anyone to do so.

        One more reason to obliterate his people, right? He’s getting uppity. USA, USA.

        • Me says:

          Well then he can do so by free elections then.

        • Me says:

          or he can resign, and have free elections.Just walk away from it all.

        • Me says:

          Maybe the UN will even give him immunity err something.

        • DirkH says:

          “Well then he can do so by free elections then.”

          Ah so it’s not about poor Sony at all?

        • Me says:

          Well you are the one stating he can prove something, well lets have it then, or the can resign and have free elections there.

        • Me says:

          So you know something we all don’t?

        • DirkH says:

          You are talking about elections. The other guys here talk about doing what America does best – bombing a different country.

          Every last one of you has chosen to believe a Japanese company working in Hollywood, and a guy who played a Doctor in a TV production, over what that other nation says.

          This looks very familiar to me. Do you never tire of this?

        • suyts says:

          Not so, Dirk. I’m talking about watching the movie. Publicly, in front of the world to show the world we can’t be intimidated by such threats.

          Look, if it was a Sony PR stunt, then, we need to watch it anyway, so as to prevent the stunt’s future effectiveness with other movies.

        • DirkH says:

          suyts says:
          December 21, 2014 at 9:35 am
          “Look, if it was a Sony PR stunt, then, we need to watch it anyway,”

          Looks like Sony’s psychologists found a gold mine, then.

        • squid2112 says:

          DirkH, I didn’t say a word about bombing ANYTHING!

          All I said was, release the film. Quit being cowards! Spread the damn film far and wide and rub their noses in it, whoever did the hacking (it doesn’t matter who).

        • DirkH says:

          Yes, indeed, you didn’t, and I did not claim you did.

        • suyts says:

          DirkH says:
          “Looks like Sony’s psychologists found a gold mine, then.”
          ================================================
          No, it’s always been there. Yes, it would work, but, only once.

        • DirkH says:

          You wouldn’t fall for it a second time? Are ye sure?

        • philjourdan says:

          You are confusing him with a liberal.

        • suyts says:

          Yep, pretty sure.

        • cdquarles says:

          To readers who may not know it, the Korean War is still in effect. There has been a ceasefire, but no formal peace treaty. North Korea and China, have been testing the US for decades. So far, we’ve resisted resumption of the hot war, despite having the right to do so.

          So, Dirk, if we *really* wanted to bomb North Korea, we could and should have done so many times since the late 50s ceasefire. That we have not should tell you a little something.

          I don’t see where we are talking about bombing North Korea. What we are talking about doing is doing a reverse take-down on them. You don’t want us to see this movie. You attack us and threaten us over a friggin’ movie. So, as stated, our response should be to release it anyway, free, in the public domain. Rub their noses in it, just like you would train an animal. Just as you would stop a bully. Don’t appease them, fight them. Apply violence only as a last resort.

        • DirkH says:

          “Rub their noses in it, just like you would train an animal. ”

          USA is known for their Wundtian conditioning experiments with captives.

      • cdquarles says:

        Funny, Dirk. I seem to recall that and much worse having been and still being done to captive Americans. You know, things like beheadings.

        • suyts says:

          Dirk, really? Wiki babbling bs about something that happened more than 40 years ago? Something which is erroneous and entirely out of context of today’s events.

        • Jim Masterson says:

          Yes, those were the very words of John Kerry back then. We all know that John Kerry never lies. /sarc

          Jim

        • DirkH says:

          Didn’t happen you say? Well whatever. There’s a book about that, wait, here,
          http://www.amazon.de/The-Phoenix-Program-Forbidden-Bookshelf-ebook/dp/B00KGMIW6Q
          written by a guy interviewing CIA personnel, they later realized it’s not a good idea to have that book out but couldn’t stop it from being published so they killed it via the media.

          Well then why not switch to the Greatness of President Eisenhower.

          Why did they kill 10% of inmates there, and blocked the Red Cross from reaching them, and didn’t use it for propaganda purposes? Why did Eisenhower not kill 80%? But only 10%?
          Simple. Punish one, educate many. They COULD have given them tents. But they let them stand for 6 months in the mud (and drop dead). They COULD have obeyed the Geneva convention. But why should they when they’re running an experiment in operant conditioning.

        • cdquarles says:

          Dirk,

          I find that video to be useless. Is there some way to vet it? Oh, which Geneva Convention are you talking about and what dates apply to the issue you’re talking about?

  7. philjourdan says:

    Hmmm, subtract 238 years, and insert a declaration of Independence. Now that was poking a REAL monster. This is just pushing for backbones among liberals. So it is infinitely harder since liberals have none. Clooney is just discovering that.

  8. leftinflagstaff says:

    I’m thinking an air drop of 10 million DVDs.

  9. kim2ooo says:

    North Korea hates Japan

    Japan hates North Korea

    Sony is a Japanese Company

    Sony [ with it’s servers in Tokyo ] compiles information with very little security – or obsolete security practices

    Sony [ a Japanese company ] makes a film about their favorite despite getting assassinated.

    North Korea has heavy hand in attacking Sony servers.

    .
    I think there is much more to this story… that Sony hasn’t made public

    • DirkH says:

      Oh I don’t know. Japan is under the command of the USA, Kuroda has started QE to create the liquidity that the Fed does not create. Should we not expect Sony to be under US command as well. This ridiculous Kim-killing movie – in which his head is blown to bits, there’s a video excerpt floating around, so they can’t show the movie but they can show the killing on the Internet? – looks like a circus distraction for US peons.

      Is this the usual “showing our hand” warning of the Illuminazis? No; because they can’t create a color revolution in NK; they have no NGO’s there. And they wreck countries with color revolutions because that’s the cheapest way to do it. So it signifies nothing.

  10. gator69 says:

    My initial reaction, and what I still consider to be the correct way to fight this, was also stated by Romney…

    “.@SonyPictures don’t cave, fight: release @TheInterview free online globally. Ask viewers for voluntary $5 contribution to fight #Ebola.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 18, 2014”

    For anyone who loves liberty and has even half a pair, this is the only answer.

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