Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
- I believe that the First Amendment is near absolute, and that people should not be cowed by threats, and that they should have the courage to speak out on issues they care about, and to say what they want to, however offensive their thoughts may be to others. Those First Amendment protections absolutely apply, and should apply, to moviemakers.
- I believe that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is (almost certainly) ruthless and despicable. My "almost" reservation is that my information is not from any direct knowledge, and reflects what I read in the United States media. Information from the United States media is not always perfectly accurate. However, it is my distinct impression that Kim Jong-un is a really "bad dude."
- I believe that it is outrageous for people to hack into private servers, containing private information, and that disclosing any such private information obtained, or threatening to do so, compounds the offense. (I particularly object to this practice when it is routinely carried out by our own government, which appears to be our current situation.)
- Finally, I believe that killing people (and threatening to kill people) is wrong.