Barack Obama’s reaction to SONY’s decision to not release The Interview based on hacked emails and bomb threats is in direct contradiction to his reaction to Google’s decision not to take down the Innocence of Muslims video after the Benghazi attacks. This reality has made it almost too easy to once again show just how hypocritical he is.
First, take a look at him claiming that SONY should have stood tall and released the movie, which features the fictional assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un:
Contrast that with Obama’s speech at the United Nations on September 25, 2012. Notice also what Obama says about his administration’s involvement in the video. He says it had none. He cannot say the same about The Interview, as Shoebat.com reported. In addition, evidence suggests his administration had more to do with the production of Innocence of Muslims than many are willing to admit, as Shoebat.com has revealed:
Not only did Obama criticize SONY for doing exactly the opposite of what Google did by not voluntarily taking down Innocence of Muslims but it appears he got his facts wrong when it comes to SONY. Here is SONY Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton talking with the highly suspicious Fareed Zakaria:
When it comes to Innocence of Muslims, the video blamed by the Obama administration for the attacks in Benghazi, we have something completely different. According to one report published two days after the attacks…
Internet video giant YouTube has found itself drawn into a global drama being played out in violent Mideast protests over a 14-minute video trailer for “Innocence of Muslims,” raising questions about the website’s responsibilities as the Internet’s preeminent distributor of video.
The trailer has been blamed for inciting violence in Libya, Egypt and Yemen. Obama administration officials said Thursday that they have asked YouTube to review the video and determine whether it violates the site’s terms of service, according to people close to the situation but not authorized to comment.
Moreover, an ABC News report that features claims by then House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa that there is an Obama State Department email from the night of the Benghazi attacks that remains classified. The email allegedly reveals discussions between the White House and Google about the video as the attacks were taking place.
Here is prolific YouTuber DAHB0077 giving his analysis of what the email could mean:
As was the case with claims that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in August of 2013, there are signs that the evidence against North Korea’s role in the SONY controversy via hacking may not be all that strong. One report explains:
Even after the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s official statement that North Korea was behind the Sony attack, many cybersecurity experts are still skeptical the hermit nation is truly the culprit, citing a lack of new and more convincing evidence.
“It’s mostly a repeat of information that has been in the public before,” Rob Graham, chief executive officer of research firm Errata Security, said of the FBI’s statement issued Friday.
Many prominent names in the field, Graham and others, took to Twitter to express their concern. “I’m completely underwhelmed by the FBI’s ‘proof’ attributing Sony attack to North Korea,” Graham tweeted from his @ErrataRob account.
While the inclination to highlight Obama’s palpable hypocrisy is warranted, as is the case with so much that he does, the politics of distraction prevent attention from being given to what most deserves it – the level of the Obama administration’s involvement not just in pointing to Innocence of Muslims in the wake of the Benghazi attacks but the extent of its role in producing and marketing it.
Obama: Where'd you learn to intimidate filmmakers? Kim Jong-un: From you, okay? I learned it by watching you! pic.twitter.com/qGanZqesaC
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 19, 2014
h/t Daily Caller