12/16/2014 12:14 pm ET Updated Dec 16, 2014

John Heilemann Deems Leaked Sony Documents Newsworthy Enough To Publish

Bloomberg's John Heilemann thinks everyone should take a moment before condemning news outlets that publish the now-infamous Sony leaks.

Following an op-ed from Aaron Sorkin, in which he blasted the media for disseminating the material, and letters from Sony attorney David Boies, which demanded outlets immediately cease publication of the documents, Heilemann defended the news value of the hacked emails Monday during Bloomberg TV's "With All Due Respect."

“There are a lot of things that have been reported that would have been considered news if they had been found in another way,” Heilemann said, agreeing with co-host Mark Halperin that the consequences of publishing such documents still need to be weighed carefully. "If somebody leaked you Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin's emails on the president's movie choice, those racist emails last week, that would have been newsworthy, in the same way that Donald Sterling's transgressions were newsworthy earlier in the year. That's news, right? These are public figures."

H/T The Wrap