2014: The Year of the Heckler

By December 18, 2014

By Greg Lukianoff at The Huffington Post

It's somehow fitting that 2014 should end with one of the most spectacular exercises of the heckler's veto in recent history.

As you may have heard, Sony Pictures has scrapped the release of its new film The Interview after a well-publicized hack of their private emails by a group calling itself "Guardians of Peace" and chilling threats to visit 9/11-style violence on American citizens if the movie was shown. Although he has not openly acknowledged his role in the attack, U.S. officials claim they "have found linkage to the North Korean government" and, doubtlessly, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is all too happy that the movie has been suppressed...