Obama: Sony Made a 'Mistake'

The president discusses the movie studio's decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters.
2:55 | 12/19/14

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Transcript for Obama: Sony Made a 'Mistake'
Sony corporation. It. You know suffered significant damage there were threats against its employees. I am sympathetic to. The concerns. That they faced. Having said all that. Yes I think they made him a start. We cannot have a society. In which. Some dictator someplace. Can start imposing censorship here in the United States. Because there. Somebody is able to intimidate folks. Out of releasing a satirical movie and imagine what they're star dorm when they see a documentary that they don't like. Or news reports that they don't like. Or even worse imagine if producers. And distributors. And others. Starting dating and self censorship. Because they don't want to offend the sensibilities. Somebody's whose sensibility pride need to be offended. So. That's not who we are that's. Not what America's about. Again I I'm sympathetic bad. It's Sony as a private company was worried about liabilities and that some of the other. I wished that's Boca me first. I would have told them. Do not all get into it. A pattern in which you're intimidated. By these kinds of criminal attacks. What's let's talk of the specifics of what we now the FBI announced today that in and we can confirm that North Korea. Engaged in this attack. There is so assuming a nursing about North Korea that. They decided to have the state mount. An all out assault on a movie studio. Because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen. And James Flacco. I love so that I love and I love. James. But the notion that that was threat to them. Having gives you some sense of the kind of regime we're talking about here. They cost a lot of damage. And we will respond. We will respond proportionally. And will respond. In a place in time. And manner that we choose. It's not something low amounts. Here today at a press conference.

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