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Dem Lawmaker Asks Sony to Arrange 'The Interview' Screening

By    |   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 06:13 PM

A Democratic congressman has asked Sony Pictures if lawmakers on Capitol Hill can host a screening of "The Interview."

Rep. Brad Sherman, who chairs the Entertainment Industries Caucus, said in a letter to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton that it would give lawmakers a chance to "to stand in solidarity with Sony Pictures and the American film industry" and help them to have a better understanding about the contents of the film.

"Threats from a dictator in North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing any movie," Sherman wrote. "I think it's important for Congress to know, and see, what we are talking about."

In addition, the California Democrat said that "Screening 'The Interview' will demonstrate the U.S. Congress’s support of the freedom of speech.

"This is about our right to live without fear, and knowing that our values will not be compromised by the idle threats of a despotic regime," he said.

"Good or bad, Americans should not be deprived of the opportunity to see this movie," he added.

Sony Pictures pulled "The Interview" from its Christmas Day release after the film company was hit with a cyberattack, in which internal emails were released. Hackers allegedly promised an attack on the scale of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack if the film was released.

"The Interview" depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The FBI has said that North Korea is behind the cyber attack.

Sherman has also called on the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia, which are both funded by the U.S. government, to double the amount of content currently being funneled into the Asian totalitarian regime from 12 hours per day to 24 hours.

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