Sony says it is victim of state-sponsored terrorism, wants gov’t to cover loss on film

Sony says it is victim of state-sponsored terrorism, wants gov’t to cover loss on film

For Sony , the road back to self-respect surely begins with releasing “The Interview,” as it finally said it would Tuesday, and being prepared to weather whatever further document leaks might come.

The Sony Pictures hack has been a monthlong, rollicking thrill ride for the media, but it’s important to remember that we’re talking about one of the stupidest events in world history.

A movie company decides to make a comedy with the daring premise of assassinating a sitting national leader—which is fine, if the company is prepared for the fallout. Sony failed in a basic business endeavor since before the invention of the chain-link fence, namely protecting its valuables. One consequence is a gratuitous imbroglio between the U.S. and a blackmailing, nuclear-armed pariah state.

Sony has gone full hog to embrace itself as a victim of state-sponsored terrorism, which undoubtedly has liability and public-relations benefits for Sony.

Its celebrity lawyer David Boies on Sunday offered gushing words about the FBI, payback for the feds publicly fingering Pyongyang. Mr. Boies even seemed ready to cozy up to the idea that Sony deserves indemnification from the U.S. government for following President Obama’s advice to release “The Interview,” which it belatedly has agreed to do.

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