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GOP Senator Mark Kirk Vows To Screen “The Interview” At His Fundraisers

There has been much rancor in the wake of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s announcement yesterday that it will cancel the Christmas day premier of The Interview, an anti-North Korean comedy directed by and starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, because of fears that terrorists might attack theaters around the country for showing the film.

However, Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk may have just provided the world with the best response yet.

“It was a terrible lesson to terrorists, to give them what they wanted,” Sen. Kirk told radio station WBEZ on Thursday.

Senator Kirk was just getting started.

“As Americans under the First Amendment, we should never have to ask North Korea for permission as to what movie we can watch. Just think of a previous really good movie—that was Team America: World Police, that was really funny about North Korea,” he continued. “You never have to ask the North Koreans for permission for what movie you can see. I hope that now all the media about this movie makes it a smash hit, and that we see many more movies like it, and teach the North Koreans a lesson about what Americans can and cannot do.”

And then Kirk promised to screen the movie at his first Senate fundraiser “so that everybody shows the North Koreans that you cannot edit what we want to see and do in the United States, under the First Amendment.”

Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t plan to release The Interview in digital form. So the senator (and the world) will have to wait until someone uploads the film to a bit torrent website.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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