- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Newt Gingrich is taking the Sony fallout seriously, arguing on Twitter Wednesday that the North Korean government has engaged in “an act of war” by bullying Sony and major theater chains across the country into canceling the premiere of “The Interview” indefinitely.

The former speaker of the House went into his rant after “Parks and Recreation” star Rob Lowe tweeted: “Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow.”

“[I]t wasn’t the hackers who won,” Mr. Gingrich responded, “it was the terrorists and almost certainly the North Korean dictatorship, this was an act of war.”

“No one should kid themselves,” he tweeted to his 1.5 million followers. “With the Sony collapse America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very very dangerous precedent.”

Mr. Gingrich then suggested a solution: “Sony should release ‘the Interview’ online for free so North Koreans can’t censor American creativity — should have Korean language version.”

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