US News and World Report Chairman and Editor-in-Chief and publisher of The New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman declared that it was “appropriate” to pull “The Interview” from theaters due to threats of violence on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.”
“There is clearly the threat of violence if they showed this film. And if anybody had been killed or badly hurt, it is not worth it. You know, the fact is that you don’t take the slightest chance of a catastrophic outcome. And this, with showing this film in many, many different theaters, you would never be able to protect them if they sent in a half-a-dozen people to create violence. So, I think that is one thing that is absolutely, in my judgment, appropriate” he stated, although he conceded it was “possible” that this would set a precedent for future intimidation of Hollywood, but that it wouldn’t be from a nation like North Korea.
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