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December 14th, 2014
05:25 PM ET

Should journalists publish stolen information from Sony Pictures?

Variety co-editor in chief Andrew Wallenstein and CNN's Don Lemon discuss the fallout from the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures. The hackers have been releasing troves of secret documents and private email exchanges from studio executives.

Some of the highlights from the segment:

  · In Hollywood, "this is all anyone is talking about," Wallenstein said. It's just amazing. And you have to wonder about the executives at the center of this, how this is going to impact their future."

  · Regarding the racially insensitive emails to and from powerful producer Scott Rudin and studio chief Amy Pascal, Lemon said, "I think it really makes the point of what Chris Rock has said about Hollywood, when he wrote an essay saying Hollywood is a white industry and has a racial problem. It certainly does. And this highlights it."

  · Regarding the decision to publish some of the leaked messages and information, Wallenstein said, "Essentially, we've done the bidding [of the hackers]. We've maximized the exposure to this content. I don't do that lightly. But on the other hand, it was going to get out there anyway, and we have to be part of the conversation."


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  32. Brian Thorson

    No, they should not publish stolen information for two reasons: it rewards hackers and encourages continued illegal hacking and it is a breech of personal privacy. I also think that people from some other countries, more so than those within the U.S., don't realize that part of the humor in making such a movie as "The Interview" is the absurdity that someone would make such a movie. Perhaps it's a culture specific type of comedy that evolved from our right to free speech. The same applies to the proposed depiction of Muhammad in "Family Guy" some time ago. It's not intended to be a slap in anyone's face; it's just a humor that doesn't extend to some other cultures.

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