White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday said he thinks “a lot of people cringed a bit” when reading Amy Pascal’s hacked Sony e-mails in which she jokes about President Obama’s movie tastes with producer Scott Rudin.
Pascal apologized for the racially tinged emails, which she called “insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am.”
Speaking at the White House press briefing, Earnest noted that “at least one of the Sony executives whose emails were made public has apologized for the contents of those emails, and I think that was appropriate.”
“I think a lot of people who read those e-mails, maybe not everybody, but I think a lot of people, cringed a bit when they were reading them,” Earnest said.
No doubt Pascal’s “apology” was accompanied by an offer of more financial contributions to Democrats in the future.
What probably had the White House cringing more than the racial stereotype jokes was the revelation that the president isn’t worshiped by those in the entertainment industry who support him. They put on a good show and play up the messiah nonsense but he is still nothing more to them than a political tool that they pay to use.