Aaron Sorkin Comes Out Swinging Against Sony Hack Profiteers


Thank you, Aaron Sorkin. In this New York Times op-ed, readers get to bear witness to a scathing indictment of the media journalists who swept in and exploited the Sony hack for their own profit. Names named include HuffPo, The New York Post, and — most prominently — the questionable justification offered by high-level Variety staffers.

Say what you will about this guy, but when he really connects on a topic he can articulate it with a clarity and with that few others ever hope to match.

It’s kind of awesome. Here’s that bit about Variety, by the way:

The co-editor in chief of Variety tells us he decided that the leaks were — to use his word — “newsworthy.” I’m dying to ask him what part of the studio’s post-production notes on Cameron Crowe’s new project is newsworthy. So newsworthy that it’s worth carrying out the wishes of people who’ve said they’re going to murder families and who have so far done everything they’ve threatened to do. Newsworthy. As the character Inigo Montoya said in “The Princess Bride,” I do not think it means what you think it means.

It reads that way from start to finish, capping off with a punchline I wouldn’t dare spoil. Hit the link above to see for yourself.

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