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Richard Jewell: The true "gold medalist" of Centennial Park (July 27, 1996)

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Judging Jewell

 

On July 27, 1996, a terrorist's bomb exploded in a crowded Centennial Olympic Park during the Atlanta Olympic Games. The death toll might have been far higher if not for security guard Richard Jewell, who hours after his heroism was called a murderer.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C589h0vVJw

 

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=10365079

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What a horrific explosion to capture on television.

 

Do you think the FBI had probable cause for the investigation?

 

Seems to me that the media was the most damaging aspect. NBC, CNN, and the New York post settled in the lawsuit against him.

 

God bless,

William

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All should have been investigated who were nearby the explosion.

 

The media already convicted him before getting all the facts.

 

By what I read he saved the lives of over 100 people. It would have been a bloodbath.

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The media already convicted him before getting all the facts.
I suppose they forget innocent until proven guilty if they think there is money in it, especially NBC and their "They probably have enough to arrest him right now, probably enough to prosecute him, but you always want to have enough to convict him as well". It really is appalling, and the problem is that the only thing to counteract that level of media condemnation would have been to involve the President or publicly award him a medal.

 

The settlement amounts are nothing compared to what the media firms make from the coverage so there is no incentive for them to stop. They should each have been held reponsible for paying him a salary and benefits comensurate with what he would have received if he had kept his job (yes I know that's about five times what he was earning, but people who save lives should be rewarded, not condemned). It would still be about one day of ad income from what they made.

 

 

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 Clint Eastwood Circling 'Ballad of Richard Jewell" For Fox/Disney

 

 Clint Eastwood is circling to next direct The Ballad Of Richard Jewell, and has been in discussions with Disney/Fox drama based on the life of a security guard whose life was turned upside down in a moment after it was leaked by law enforcement to a reporter that Jewell was a possible suspect in the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. From the moment he was outed by an article written by an overzealous reporter at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jewell went from hero to one of the most hated men in America.

 

The script is by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips). Eastwood flirted with the project once before.

 

Jewell discovered a suspicious backpack in the Olympics compound, cleared the area and saved lives that day, but after he was falsely accused he became a pariah. The project, based on the Vanity Fair article The Ballad Of Richard Jewell was originally set at 20th Century Fox.

 

 See the rest of the article found here:

https://www.christforums.com/forums/topic/5736-richard-jewell-the-true-quotgold-medalistquot-of-centennial-park-july-27-1996/?tab=comments#comment-31717

 

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 Now I have even more reason to see this film...

 

 

Despite the boycott of filming in Georgia launched by Hollywood liberals angry over the state's new pro-life "Heartbeat" law, legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood will be making his latest movie, "The Battle of Richard Jewell," in Atlanta this summer, reported NBC Charlotte and other media.

 

"Clint Eastwood will perform new film in Georgia despite abortion bill boycott," tweeted NBC Charlotte on June 25. The movie is about Richard Jewell, a police officer and security guard who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga., and saved countless lives. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero and then was viewed as a suspect.

 

 See the full article here:

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-w-chapman/clint-eastwood-film-new-movie-georgia-despite-hollywood-boycott-over

 

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