Fortunately their division president had an informed response.
Did he commit sepuku in the old SONY tradition? No, this is the new SONY:
Good Morning Silicon Valley: QuotedThe earthquakers you now feel are SONY's founders spinning in their graves.
Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?'
-- Thomas Hesse, President of Sony's Global Digital Business, explains the Sony BMG compromise to us stupid consumers.
SONY is an ex-parrot.