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  1. Bobby Cole

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    Yep, that’s supposed to be the name of the movie.
    From what I have read, 88 years old Clint Eastwood is directing a new movie based on the 1996 bombing in Atlanta.

    So the history goes, Richard Jewell, a security guard at the Olympics, found the bomb and saved quite a few lives but he was the one suspected of setting it in the first place.
    The media, in all of it’s glory, ran with the story and after adequately ruining the guard’s life, the real terrorist was found.
    I do know that Mr. Jewell sued just about everyone who mentioned his name over the airways or put it in print but how that part turned out I really do not know. Google it I guess.

    Anyway, that’s the movie and I think I might be interested in watching it when it comes on Amazon Prime Video in a couple of years.
     
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    It's a shame that "freedom of the press" doesn't have any validity requirement, particularly in today's world.
     
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    The media was absolutely horrid, as the media so often is, to the point that most people will connect Richard Jewell's name with the bombing, and be unaware that he was completely cleared of that. The media's coverage of Jewell as the bomber outweighed their coverage of his innocence many times over.
     
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    Yes, the accusations are blaring headlines for days on end, then suddenly the retraction is buried on the back page in a small blurb. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is one movie that I will go to the theater to see. When is it due out?
     
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    By the looks of things, they are still casting. I can't find a tentative date but I'll keep my eyes out.
     
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