The fact that attacking a multinational corporation somehow can give you leverage over the government of a nation-state just makes it clear that the existence of multinational corporations are totally antithetical to the continued existence of nation-states.
It's disgusting that people are trying to paint this as the American public cowering and sacrificing freedom of expression to tin-pot dictators instead of it being about how the American public is utterly and completely in thrall to the whims of multinational corporations and their financial concerns.
"The *end* of free speech in Hollywood?" http://www.laweekly.com/publics... - like, the industry that actively destroyed people's careers and lives with accusations of Communism and ensures only neoliberal propaganda gets disseminated somehow killed free speech…
That the mainstream media outrage over "The Interview" being cancelled seems to be more vociferous than the mainstream media outrage over years of gov't-sanctioned torture and the mainstream media outrage over the lack of justice in Mike Brown's and Eric Garner's cases seems to perfectly illustrate how fucked up this country is.
Even though the optics look terrible and it looks like they're caving to terrorists, I think Sony realizes they're going to lose a fuckton of money on this movie and they're pulling the plug solely for financial reasons. #capitalismFTW