Obama applauds Sony decision to show 'The Interview': White House

U.S. President Obama speaks during his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is pleased Sony has decided to release “The Interview” in some theaters, after earlier bowing to pressure from a cyberattack blamed on North Korea, the White House said on Tuesday. “The president applauds Sony’s decision to authorize screenings of the film,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement. “As the president made clear, we are a country that believes in free speech, and the right of artistic expression. …

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