George Clooney is one of those guys who makes sure to announce he doesn’t have the right to lecture you on anything, then spends the next thirty minutes heatedly exercising that right. Today, it’s Hollywood backing down to North Korea. Or the parts of Hollywood who aren’t one of his 597 important buddies. So I think he’s mostly blaming a janitor at Warner Bros.
What we don’t need happening in any of our industries is censorship. The FBI guys said this could have happened to our government. That’s how good these guys were. It’s a serious moment in time that needs to be addressed seriously, as opposed to frivolously. That’s what is most important here.
Clooney’s rage seems mostly aimed at the media for covering his friend Amy Pascal’s racist joke emails and not the fact that North Korean just cyber-attacked a U.S. company which has only been going on daily with Russia, China, Iran, and Muslim state-sponsored terrorist groups for the past ten years now. It is possible nobody in Hollywood noticed because they have great home theater speakers. Clooney could’ve blamed Obama, but he golfs with him, or the major network news outlets, but they all come to his fundraisers, as do the studio chiefs, major agencies, production houses, and everybody else important in media who he couldn’t really blame either. So, again, fuck you janitor at Warner Bros. for not letting us see The Interview on Christmas Day.
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