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Aaron Sorkin Condemns Media Releasing Sony Hack Details

Aaron Sorkin Condemns Media Releasing Sony Hack Details

Aaron Sorkin has written an op-ed piece for The New York Times to give his opinion on why journalists shouldn’t be helping the Sony hackers reveal details found in all the stolen emails.

The 53-year-old writer/producer has been the subject of some of the private emails that were released.

“The widely published documents that were stolen include an email to Ms. Pascal in which I advocated going to Tom Cruise for the lead role (I did), a second email from one executive to another speculating that I’m broke (I’m fine) and a third that suggested that I might be romantically involved with a woman whose book I’m using as source material for a new script (I wish),” Aaron writes.

“Every news outlet that did the bidding of the Guardians of Peace is morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable,” Aaron adds at the end of his piece. “I know there’s juicy stuff in the emails and I know some of us have been insulted and I know there’s more to come. No one’s private life can totally withstand public scrutiny. But this is much bigger than hurt feelings and banged-up egos.”

“If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing. As demented and criminal as it is, at least the hackers are doing it for a cause. The press is doing it for a nickel,” Aaron concluded the article.

Go to NYTimes.com right now to read Aaron Sorkin‘s full op-ed.

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  • Fah Q

    Well said!

  • soggybiscuit

    good, Jared stop profiting off the hackers, let the FBI deal with it

  • Domino

    I must have missed all his moral outrage when the only people getting hacked were female celebrities. Lets stand up for the underdogs – movie executives.

  • carrie

    I had the same idea.Double standard!

  • suzettegonzalez

    not to be an ass-kisser but I do tend to agree with him a lot.

  • politicallyincorrect

    Funny he had no comment on Lois lerner’s lost emails or sarah Palin’s hacked emails. B

  • danbloom

    Its not about a nickel . Even sorks oped spread the NoKo email gossip.uy

  • Living in a box

    Maybe we should goes back writing a letters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4

  • CLX

    Were any of these emails actually “private”? I thought they were work emails, which are never private.

  • 800lbGorilla

    oh really Aaron Sorkin? Is this kinda liked the clippers owner who lost his job from a private conversation secret recorded and released without his consent. Your double standard is pathetic.

    I know some terrible news is coming out if they’re in damage control before the information is released

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