US Government Asked Lynton to Spin for Obama


The office of the United States Ambassador to France, asked Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, for assistance in promoting President Obama’s agenda. The email exchange from a staffer writing on behalf of  Jane Hartley, was leaked in last year’s ‘Sony Hack’ and has just come to light after WikiLeaks published a searchable archive of the leak:

As you know, we have an ambitious agenda to promote here in France, so I appreciate any offers of assistance!…We’d love to include Sony names in events here, either as guests or performers, and would love the opportunity to leverage their popularity to promote the President’s priorities and agenda overseas.

The email finishes by offering to put Mr Lynton in contact with a White House staffer who would be leading the effort to “bridge private companies with Embassy and Administration programs.And sooner or later they were making films about killing Kim Jong Un…

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