A criminal hack exposed a racist email exchange between Sony co-Chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin, and now humiliation tour has begun. Thursday Pascal met with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. If she was looking for absolution, she didn’t get it. After the 90 minute meeting in Manhattan, Sharpton went before the media and announced that “the jury is still out on where we go.”
The Los Angeles Times suggests there is a silver lining, “Sharpton did not call for Pascal to step down,” but that’s not how Sharpton operates. Now that he has his hooks in a major movie studio, he can abuse that power. The New York Post explains how:
Pascal agreed to let Sharpton have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures, in an effort to combat what he called “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”
“We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” said Sharpton.
He said Sony would work closely with his National Action Network, the National Urban League, the NAACP and the Black Women’s Round Table to “see if we can come up with an immediate plan to deal with it.”
The meeting, held behind closed doors at the Greenwich Hotel, also included National Urban League president Marc Morial.
“Our interest is seeing to it that Sony is on the right side of changing Hollywood,” Morial said.
Color of Change, a left-wing civil rights organization has called for Pascal to be fired.
John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC