Hollywood’s Liberal Cowardice
Leave it to anti-American Hollywood liberals to curl up into a fetal position and hide anywhere other than a movie theater thanks to online threats from a faceless coward(s):
The story of the lonely whistleblower, the iconoclastic artist, the little guy standing up to the powers that be has always been a staple of Hollywood drama, from “High Noon” and “On the Waterfront” to “Serpico” and “The Insider.” But that’s just the movies. The real Hollywood is another story.
All businesses need to take the safety of their customers seriously, and Sony can’t release a film to movie chains that won’t show it. Then again, an industry that is supposed to epitomize freedom of expression also needs to be prepared to take at least some risks in its defense, as all Americans have since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Capitulating to the threats of North Korea’s department of global propaganda—and the U.S. government now believes Pyongyang was behind the Sony attack—will not be remembered as a profile in Hollywood courage, and will set a precedent for further bullying of a notably weak-kneed industry. Profiles in Hollywood Courage OPINION Wall Street Journal 12/18/2014
Your humble blogger tweeted even before major theater chains decided not to show the film:
Thanks to SONY’s decidedly UNAMERICAN liberal cowardice in pulling “The Interview”, patriotic Americans are denied an opportunity to demonstrate, merely by going to a movie, that which makes America “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave”. – Grizzly Joe