December 20, 2014

LET IT GO:

'The Interview' Release Would Have Damaged Kim Jong Un Internally, Says Rand Expert Who Saw Movie At Sony's Request (Lisa de Moraes, December 19, 2014, Deadline)

Rand Corporation senior defense analyst Bruce Bennett, who says he was asked by Sony chief Michael Lynton to look at The Interview, said today the depiction of Kim Jong Un in the movie would have harmed the North Korean leader once the "elite" in his country got hold of the DVD and began sharing it. That's why North Korea hacked Sony, he speculated. [...]

Bennett says Sony chief Michael Lynton sits on the Rand board of trustees and asked him, as a favor, to look at the movie. "I told him I thought it was coarse, that it was over the top in some areas, but that I thought the depiction of Kim Jong Un was a picture that needed to get into North Korea. There are a lot of people in prison camps in North Korea who need to take advantage of a change of thinking in the north."

Bennett told Blitzer if the DVD gets into the country, it will have an effect "over time."

Posted by at December 20, 2014 6:40 PM
  

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