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Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’: Atlanta
Newspaper Demands Disclaimer
on Depiction of Female Reporter

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Posted By: Imright, 12/10/2019 6:42:13 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is asking Warner Bros. and the makers of “Richard Jewell” to release a statement acknowledging it took dramatic license when it portrayed journalist Kathy Scruggs as trading sex for tips. The Clint Eastwood film looks at the media circus that broke out around Jewell, a security guard who came under suspicion for orchestrating the Centennial Olympic Park bombing before being exonerated. Scruggs, an employee at the paper, broke the story that Jewell was under investigation by the FBI. The film shows Scruggs, portrayed by Olivia Wilde, sleeping with an FBI agent (Jon Hamm) to get the story. Scruggs died in 2001 at the age of 42.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mean Gene 12/10/2019 6:58:05 PM (No. 258318)
I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked to learn that Hollywood movies contain fictional characterizations!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hobbitmom 12/10/2019 7:04:44 PM (No. 258322)
Why doesn't the media and all those who vilified Richard Jewell apologize for what they did?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Norway 12/10/2019 7:10:24 PM (No. 258329)
The Atlanta Jurinal-Constipation can suck it!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 12/10/2019 9:06:58 PM (No. 258423)
"Newspapers" demand lots of things these days.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/10/2019 10:28:55 PM (No. 258457)
Of course there was the case of Ali Watkins, reporterette for the NYT who was sleeping with James Wolfe the security director of the Senate Intelligence Committee for top secret information from closed door proceedings. And guess what was being leaked?? Yes, Trump-Russia stuff involving Carter Page - ta-da! And guess what? Wolfe was allowed to RETIRE and they had the encrypted text messages! Personally, I think Clint is taking some "artistic liberty" here that's certainly based on true events, and MAY be based on HER reality. I don't think Clint would put himself in a position to be easily sued.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Madmary 12/10/2019 11:14:05 PM (No. 258481)
I remember when this all went down... just felt like something wasn't right....and it wasn't. So glad he was cleared but sad he had to fight so hard.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 12/10/2019 11:17:33 PM (No. 258485)
All the President’s Men. ‘Nuff said.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 12/11/2019 12:45:51 AM (No. 258526)
I'll bet that Clint's version is accurate.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: PChristopher 12/11/2019 1:48:09 AM (No. 258550)
If there's an honorable way for a 'reporter' to get tips and a sleazy way, my money's on them opting for the sleazy way. Stand firm, Clint!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 12/11/2019 2:00:38 AM (No. 258560)
the Unrinal-Consitpation deserves every bit of bad publicity (known as TRUTH) that it gets.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/11/2019 2:29:16 AM (No. 258573)
The response to AJC should be simple, like "Go pound sand."
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Reply 12 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 12/11/2019 5:57:11 PM (No. 259351)
There is no such thing as slander/defamation of a dead person. Scruggs is dead and the Atlanta Constitution is bluffing.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: NYbob 12/12/2019 12:30:29 AM (No. 259534)
They are probably right. No reporter ever did anything sleazy or illegal and they sure don't twist the truth into a lie, ever.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: judy 12/12/2019 3:51:11 AM (No. 259609)
Story I believe Clint over any newspaper in the US!
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