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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:13

President Obama says it was a mistake for Sony Pictures to cancel the release of its movie ''The Interview'' after the company was hacked and received threats. Linda So reports.

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SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "Yes I think they made a mistake." President Obama did not mince his words regarding Sony's decision to cancel its Christmas day release of the "The Interview." SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States because if someone is able to intimidate folks into releasing a satirical movie, image what they start doing when they release a documentary they don't like." Sony made the decision after the company was hacked and received threats not to show the comedy depicting the assassination of Kim Jong-Un. Obama says he wished Sony had talked to him first before making the decision. SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "I would've told them do not get into a pattern in which you are intimated by these kinds of criminal attacks." Obama vows the U.S. will respond to the cyber attack now that authorities have linked the strike to the North Korean government. SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, SAYING: "They caused a lot of damage and we will respond, we will respond proportionally and we will respond in a place and time and manner we choose." Obama says there is no indication that North Korea was acting in cooperation with another country in the Sony hack.

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Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:13