Sony Hack: 'Gladiator' Producer Douglas Wick Defends Amy Pascal (Guest Column)

December 11, 2014 11:02 PM

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The Sony hacking story has lost its context. It’s not about something Amy Pascal, one of the best-liked and longest-serving executives in Hollywood, may have said among her last million or so words. Sure, it’s embarrassing, and we all dish more than we should. I stopped pressing "send" on a few emails last week. But let’s not forget, what is really happening is one of the most vicious and vindictive acts of cyber-bullying since the advent of the internet.

The Sony sin, if perpetrators associated with North Korea are indeed behind the attack, was to back two gifted filmmakers who brought their comic gifts and some much-needed scrutiny to Kim Jong-Un, one of the most dangerous people on the planet. And in response to that brave and very American act, a...

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