Richard Jewell

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Richard Jewell was a security guard and police officer famous for his role in the events surrounding the Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. While working as a security guard for the Olympics, he discovered a backpack containing three pipe bombs and alerted police and helped evacuate the area before the bomb exploded, saving many people from injury or death. Initially hailed by the media as a hero, Jewell was a victim of FakeNews and "trial by media", before eventually exonerated, and Eric Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber. He died on August 29, 2007, at age 44 from heart failure (a complication of diabetes).


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Richard Jewell was a security guard and police officer famous for discovering a backpack containing three pipe bombs, and helping to evacuate the area and save lives at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. But the media (NBC, CNN) did a "trial by media" that crucified him, until he was eventually exonerated, won a lawsuit/settlement, and the real bomber was caught (Eric Rudolph). This is a Clint Eastwood (Director) movie about these events. Good movie, that got lousy reviews and viewership -- but was definitely a story worth telling (and watching).

1996.07.27 Richard Jewell - CNN regurgitated NBC (Tom Brokaw) misnaming "Jewel was a person of interest in the Atlanta Olympic Bombing". Jewell sued, and they eventually settled (for $500K) in the libel and slander suit. But that's what fake news looks like -- getting so far ahead of the story that you're no longer in sight of the truth.


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