In an end of year press conference, President Obama responded strongly to Sony's panicky decision to erase its controversial film, The Interview. It was a bad, wrong thing to do.

"I think they made a mistake," Obama said. "We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States." He added that he wishes "they had spoken to me first." That might've been easier if the people at Sony weren't joking about Obama watching Kevin Hart movies.