From an actual letter to the United Nations (PDF) from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“the “DPRK”), about a film called “The Interview”:
"Absolutely intolerable is the distribution of such a film in the U.S., as it is the most undisguised terrorism and an act of war to deprive the service personnel and people of DPRK of their mental mainstay and bring down its social system.
The dignified and worthwhile life that the Korean people enjoy at present and the great changes taking place in the country, as well as everything valuable that will belong to the rosy future when the dreams and ideals of the people will come true, would be unthinkable apart from the supreme leadership of DPRK.
That is why they regard the supreme leadership as dearer than their own lives."
According to imdb, the film is about a plot to assassinate the “supreme leader” of the DPRK (North Korea).
A cover letter for the one quoted above says this:
"To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent Head of a sovereign State should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war.
The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism."
Unfortunately, that last paragraph might actually have significant support in some quarters. Fortunately, we have the First Amendment.
Via the Volokh Conspiracy blog.
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