President Barack Obama told the American people to "go to the movies" Wednesday, though that was before Sony announced that one of the movies they would not be going to was The Interview, the Seth Rogen comedy about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
That announcement came after several large theater chains said they would not air the film.
"The cyber attack is very serious. We're investigating it and taking it very seriously," the President told ABC in an interview. "We'll be vigilant. If we see something that is serious and credible, then we'll alert the public."
He was not alerting the public. He suggested that — despite the hackers' veiled threat of a 911-style Christmas Day attack on filmgoers — "for now, my recommendation would be that people go to the movies."
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