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Richard Jewell (2019)

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What happened to this man after the Olympic bombing was tragic, and I feel is still one of the deepest scars on the world wide media and the Department of Justice. It really took too long for apologies to be made to him.

Story here.


Formerly Baal_T'shuvah

"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
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Though I was not searching for anything at all on this, I encountered a few pieces. The ONLY ones that got it right were an NPR piece that highlightedthe extent to which he never recovered professionally from the FBI's and NBC's arrogant and grievious error and an "On the Media" eulogy that I heard this morning.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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The Richard Jewell incident is what turned me into a skeptic when it comes to law enforcement. Before Jewell's life was utterly ruined by the government, I used to (foolishly) back the police anytime a story broke about a suspect claiming he was wrongly accused.

May the guy rest in peace.


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Ken, maybe you could move this thread to the Film forum now that this trailer has been released. This is supposed to be getting a big awards season push. 

 


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"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
Harold and Maude
 

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