President Obama talks with CNN’s Crowley


WITH THE RELEASE ON THE 25th OF DECEMBER.>>NOW PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RESPONDING TO MICHAEL LYNTON. HE WRAPPED UP AN INTERVIEW WITH CNN’S CANDY CROWLEY. SHE’S JOINING US NOW FROM THE NORTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE. HOW DID IT GO, WHAT DID HE SAY IN >>I SAID TO HIM, I SUMMARIZED WHAT THE CHAIRMAN OF SONY HAD SAID, THAT THE MOVIE DISTRIBUTORS HAD COME TO HIM — I’M SORRY, THE MOVIE THEATERS HAD SAID WE CAN’T SHOW THIS. AND THE PRESIDENT SAID, LOOK, I UNDERSTAND, AND I SAID I UNDERSTAND THEY WERE UNDER PRESSURE. BUT MAYBE IF HE HAD COME TO ME, I COULD HAVE TALKED TO THOSE MOVIE THEATER CHAINS AND TALKED TO THEM ABOUT IT. HE SAID IT JUST SENDS THE WRONG SIGNAL. IT’S NOT WHAT WE NEED TO DO. HE USED CNN AS AN EXAMPLE AND SAID WHAT IF CNN WAS THREATENED BECAUSE OF SOMETHING IT SAID IN COVERAGE. HE SAID WE CAN’T SHUT THAT DOWN. HE TALKED TO WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS THAT APPARENTLY SONY DID CALL, BUT HE SAID THEY CALLED ABOUT THE HACKING, NOT ABOUT NOT DISTRIBUTING. SO THE PRESIDENT STICKS WITH THE IDEA THAT HE’S SYMPATHETIC WITH IT, BUT THINKS IT’S THE WRONG SIGNAL.>>HE SEEMS ALMOST LIBERATED IN THESE FINAL TWO YEARS. HE MENTIONED IN HIS NEWS CONFERENCE, HE WAS GOING INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER OF HIS ADMINISTRATION, CRAZY THINGS HAPPEN IN A FOOTBALL GAME IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, BUT HE SEEMED WILLING TO SPEAK OUT AND SAY WHAT MAYBE HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN MORE CAUTIOUS ABOUT SAYING DURING THE FIRST SIX YEARS.>>I THINK WE REMARKED AFTERWARDS THAT HE SEEMED RELAX. I KIDDED HIM WHEN HE CAME IN, I SAID OH, MY GOSH, I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO WATCH YOU PACKING, BECAUSE THEY’RE OFF TO HAWAII. HE SAID NO, I’M ALREADY PACKED. SO THERE’S THAT END OF THE YEAR GIDDINESS. BUT I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FEELING THE RELEASE OF — HE’S NOT NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR MIDTERM ELECTIONS. HE’S NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, YOU KNOW, WHETHER THE SENATE MAJORITY CAN GET THIS OR THAT, BECAUSE THE DYE IS CAST AND HE’S GO

Maurice Vega

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  1. I'm a big obama supporter but his train of thought is pretty stupid right now: he wanted Sony to contact him (somehow?) before Sony got the surprising news that movie theatre companies had decided to not show the film. That's an amazing train of thought. Sony didn't know that move theatres were going to not show the film. The president should have stepped in much earlier and reassured everyone involved.

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