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.