Sony's a corporation. It suffered significant damage, there were threats against its employees. I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, they made a mistake.In an exclusive interview with the CNN, Sony Entertainment's CEO Michael Lynton denied the fact that Sony gave in to the wishes of the hackers. He said that it was the theaters that refused to show the movie.
I don't know exactly whether he understands the sequence of events that led up to the movie not being shown in the movie theaters. Therefore I would disagree with the notion that it was a mistake.The President added that the country will repsond to the attack as and when it deems fit "at a place and time and manner that we choose". There have been no reports to as if the army had been ordered anything againts the North Korea who have been pegged as the mastermind behinf the act.