Clint Eastwood seeks to restore the 1996 Atlanta bomb hero Richard Jewell’s legacy with his new movie.
Never arrested or charged, Jewell was cleared by the FBI after 88 days. But TV networks camped outside his home for the duration, hounding Jewell and his family. He became the subject of wild speculation and mockery.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) November 21, 2019
Richard Jewell became a national hero during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, when he discovered a bomb planted in Centennial Park. Risking his own life, Jewell successfully helped to evacuate the area, saving countless lives before the bomb detonated. As a result of his heroic feats, only one person died in the blast (a second person later died of a heart attack) while 111 people were injured.
Though first hailed for his triumphant efforts, things quickly turned sour for Jewell the moment the media learned that the FBI was investigating him as a potential suspect, believing he may have planted the bomb himself in order to gain notoriety. As reported by Christian Toto of HollywoodInToto, early reviews indicate that Eastwood provides an unflinching look into the horrific three-month nightmare that Jewell endured until the FBI finally cleared him.
Writing at The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy noted that “Richard Jewell” actually takes a bold step in a different direction by portraying the journalists, in this case, as the bad guys. Typically, as in the case of “All the President’s Men” and “The Post,” journalists are heroes bravely speaking truth to power; in “Richard Jewell,” the journalists are bullies cowardly speaking lies for power. More
I figured Clint would do the deed.
Now, that’s a movie I will see.
I haven’t seen one in years and I’m sure you all know why.
— Geezer🌸Woman (@voguelaurel) November 21, 2019
I love this guy! He’s not afraid to speak the truth. The MSM doesn’t mind heaping on never-ending criticism but whines when the tables get turned. The MSM, by and large, has today morphed into nothing more than a joke.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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