Last night at an annual dinner for Hollywood Moguls and Morons Associated, first place went to the hackers who faked an attack on the Seth Rogen movie The Interview as coming from North Korea.
The Victoria Nuland Award, a statue twelve inches high of a female with hand held to the nose in classic fluttering motion and when squeezed making a long farting noise, was presented to a spokesperson for the hacker group, who insisted on anonymity.
Speaking anonymously, he said the group is proud to have fooled the international community, including President Obama, into thinking their hacking attack originated in North Korea.
Not so, in any way, he then claimed. He further stated it was also comical (and deluded) for anyone to think North Korea had the hacking power to attack Sony.
It was time, he said, to come clean on what the hacking project was all about.
Besides, he might get a book contract out of it.
It was, first and foremost, cover for a bad movie titled The Interview by stirring up a false report of North Korea doing the hacking.
This film is so juvenile it might have been made by retarded grade school students, in featuring the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, as meek, weak, stupid, and unable to control his bowels.
The atmosphere of the film reminds of drunken fraternity boy episodes. Of course the movie has the right to be shown in theaters across the country, no matter how bad it is.
Creating a fake threat completely absurd in itself, as though coming from North Korea (which North Korea has denied, plus called for investigation), had the purpose of further vilifying this reclusive country.
The US President has leant his assistance to this quest, ill-advisedly, in what is essentially a propaganda ploy utilizing North Korea to get at China.
Supposing the North Koreans would take this type of film presentation seriously, let alone bother with hacking and threatening to attack the US, is being seriously questioned by current American experts.
Further, the propaganda demeans Korean cultural attitudes in general, through simplistic and idiotic stereotyping of not only Kim Jong Un but, by implication, all Koreans, as childish and primitive.
Hence to the Victoria Nuland Award, for the similarities in this recent event to what happened in Ukraine.
Ms. Nuland is well-known for her manipulations at that time leading to the ousting of Ukraine's President Yanukovych.
Last February, setting the tone for the current Hollywood style of juvenilia in The Interview, Ms. Nuland was presented with possible objections from the EU on her plans to oust Yanukovych.
Her reply: "F*ck the EU!"
The US State Department denies any influence whatever on these events in Hollywood, and refuses to express any appreciation that Ms. Nuland has been the inspiration of an award and corresponding statue.