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Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become the flashpoint for a viral war on free speech, democracy and America itself.

Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, “The Interview’s” crude, rude, Three Stooges-styled comedy is screwball at best. Characterizing it as satire elevates the creative execution of the film's very silly faux assassination of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un far beyond what it merits.

On Wednesday, Sony canceled its Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” which was...