We are missing the point with Sony’s comedy movie which culminates in the assassination of the North Korean leader Kim John-Un. If it was a serious movie about the significant threat of North Korea with its ever-developing nuclear program, I would be totally supportive of showing the movie whatever the consequences. But no; we have a stupid movie that makes questionable fun of a sovereign country’s leader who, however reprehensible, is still that nation’s leader. We should always ask, “How would we react if North Korea or any any other country showed the assassination of our president in a movie?” We should be protective of the First Amendment, but common sense needs to prevail, and we should not support a stupid movie story line that put our companies and individual citizens in jeopardy.
IAN SHAW, CUMMING
Rift opens between NY police, mayor
Regarding “2 New York officers slain in car in ambush” (News, Dec. 21), how can you cover the senseless murders of the two New York police officers without mentioning the police turning their back on the mayor as he came to the hospital to pay respects? Or that the union has asked him not to attend their funerals? Solid journalism would find it impossible not to touch on the connection between the mayor and his lack of support for the New York Police Department after the Eric Garner “I can’t breathe” death.
SCOTT ELMORE, DUNWOODY