Suffering of the Corporate Body
Question: Thank you, Mr. President. I’ll start on North Korea . that seems to be the biggest topic today. What does a proportional response look like to the Sony hack? And did Sony make the right decision in pulling the movie? Or does that set a dangerous precedent when faced with this kind of situation?
The president: Well, let me address
the second question first. Sony is a corporation. It 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 a mistake.
Transcript of president Obama’s remarks at year-end press conference (all women questioners edition), December 19, 2014.