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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:39 PM

Approximately 23 years ago Richard Jewell got royally screwed after the Atlanta Olympics bombing...

Now in the age of Trump and conservative authoritarian attacks on the media....we get a Clint Eastwood movie about him.

Do I smell a propagandist rat or is my tinfoil beanie on too tight?

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Reply Approximately 23 years ago Richard Jewell got royally screwed after the Atlanta Olympics bombing... (Original post)
Thomas Hurt Nov 2019 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2019 #1
flotsam Nov 2019 #2
ChoppinBroccoli Nov 2019 #3
Thomas Hurt Nov 2019 #4
Jake Stern Nov 2019 #6
Thomas Hurt Nov 2019 #9
dware Dec 2019 #10
Anon-C Nov 2019 #5
RobinA Nov 2019 #7
Jake Stern Nov 2019 #8

Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:41 PM

1. Eastwood is a piece of shit wanna be tough guy. Is he planning any

weird ass monologues in front of an empty chair for the moron? Nah, didn't think so.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. This

"Drafted into the Army during the war in Korea, Eastwood was sent to Ft. Ord in California for basic training. He lucked into a job as a swimming instructor and remained at Ft. Ord."

Actually as I read it he was a pool boy and eye candy for the officer's wives. Given a chance he romanced the base commanders daughter and SURPRISE-when he plays a combat veteran-well,that's acting!

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:52 PM

3. From What I've Heard, This Is Little More Than A Hit Piece On "The Media"

It's going to portray Jewell as a victim of an overzealous media who decided he was guilty before getting any of the facts. There's also a lot of "big government is bad" stuff in it too, but I forget how it plays into the story.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:03 AM

4. That is what I expect, Eastwood is trying to make Jewell a christofascist martyr.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:19 AM

6. Ummmm he WAS the victim of an overzealous media

And a government that wanted a quick conviction.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 01:06 AM

9. yeah that is what royally screwed means, that doesn't make him a poster boy for Trumpists.

Particularly since he died more than ten years ago. But they will try anyway.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:12 AM

5. So I was right across the street from Centennial Park when the bomb went off.

I was right next to what was called the Tabernacle that was converted into the House of Blues for the Olympics, I was in a big top tent watching James Brown play. The concert was stopped and I exited the tent with my friends to a slow, stunned frenzy, and the city erupted in sirens.

Good grief when I sit and think about it, I recall it vividly.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:23 AM

7. This Episode

was NOT the mediaís shining moment, for sure, and this is a legit movie subject. I doubt when they OKd the movie however many years ago it takes to make a movie they planned to release it during Trumpís impeachment proceedings.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 12:39 AM

8. That Clint Eastwood made this movie doesn't change the facts

Richard Jewell was convicted by the media, especially after his name was leaked by Janet Reno's DOJ.

He was damn near railroaded by the FBI.

In 1997, after the then US attorney general Janet Reno offered him an apology, Jewell sued a number of media outlets. NBC, whose Tom Brokaw had told audiences that the FBI "probably have enough evidence to arrest"; CNN, which had used a psychologist to announce that Jewell fitted the profile of a "lone bomber"; and the New York Post, which called him a "fat, failed former sheriff's deputy", all settled out of court. The Journal-Constitution fought back, claiming they had merely reported what the FBI was investigating.


https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/oct/26/guardianobituaries.usa

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