Fox Host Rips Obama for Staying Silent on Sony Threat Hours After He Spoke Out
It was just after 9 p.m. ET last night when Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, sitting in for Megyn Kelly, who was hanging with Jimmy Kimmel on the west coast, accusing the Obama Administration of staying silent on the threats made by North Korean-affiliated Sony hackers on theaters showing The Interview on Christmas. The only problem was that President Barack Obama himself had spoken out on the issue nearly three hours earlier on ABC World News Tonight.
“So far, we haven’t heard boo from the White House,” MacCallum told her guest. “And you might expect — when you think about after 9/11, and the concerns that there would be further threats — the message was always go live your life, do what you’re going to do, go to the movies, go shopping.”
So what did Obama have to say about the threats in his interview with David Muir earlier in the evening?
“The cyberattack is very serious. We’re investigating it seriously,” the president said. “We’ll be vigilant. If we see something that we think is serious and credible, then we’ll alert the public, but for now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies.”
Watch video below, via Fox News:
Watch Obama’s comments below, via ABC News:
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