The Obama administration is mulling what its response will be to the Sony Pictures hack that caused the cancellation of the film “The Interview.”
Wednesday, following threats of a 9/11 type attack and the leaking of mountains of private information and embarrassing emails from Sony executives the movie giant cancelled the premier of the film, scheduled for Christmas Day.
The White House confirmed Thursday that they are investigating the attack.
“It’s fair to say that the investigation is progressing. This is something they’ve been looking into for quite some time, and I know that there is significant investigative resources that have been committed to this effort, and they’ve been making progress,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
According to a report by CNN the administration is planning to point the finger at North Korea as soon as Friday and is considering a range of options including increasing sanctions.
“I can assure you the United States government is not blinking,” State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki said. “We’re not backing down. We’re not in a crouching or fear position here.”
The White House insisted they did not ask Sony to pull the picture.
“We believe that that kind of artistic expression is worthy of protection and is not something that should be subjected to intimidation just because you happen to disagree with the views,” Earnest said.
That is, of course, unless it’s an anti Muslim film that you want to blame for Benghazi.
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