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Warner Bros. says newspaper out to 'malign' Richard Jewell by requesting disclaimer for female reporter
EW ^ | 12 10 2019 | Sydney Bucksbaum

Posted on 12/10/2019 2:40:37 PM PST by yesthatjallen

The controversy surrounding Richard Jewell is heating up.

Warner Bros. has released a statement responding to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s demand for a disclaimer saying the late journalist Kathy Scruggs (portrayed in the film by Olivia Wilde) did not sleep with an FBI source for information in real life.

“The film is based on a wide range of highly credible source material,” the studio’s statement, obtained by EW, says. “There is no disputing that Richard Jewell was an innocent man whose reputation and life were shredded by a miscarriage of justice. It is unfortunate and the ultimate irony that the Atlanta Journal Constitution, having been a part of the rush to judgment of Richard Jewell, is now trying to malign our filmmakers and cast. Richard Jewell focuses on the real victim, seeks to tell his story, confirm his innocence and restore his name. The AJC’s claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend against them.”

SNIP

According to WB, the disclaimer currently at the end of the film says, “The film is based on actual historical events. Dialogue and certain events and characters contained in the film were created for the purposes of dramatization.”

But other journalists are speaking out on social media against the depiction, real or dramatized, of a female journalist attempting to trade sex for information, especially since it did not happen in real life.

(Excerpt) Read more at ew.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; atlantajournal; clinteastwood; fbi; jewell; kathyscruggs; richardjewell; scruggs
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'Journalists' destroy peoples' lives all the time without a second thought.

They really do believe they're better than the 'little people'.

1 posted on 12/10/2019 2:40:37 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

How are they so certain it didn’t happen?


2 posted on 12/10/2019 2:42:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: yesthatjallen

so let’s slander them. Is that your point. The good guys can do bad to teach them a lesson.


3 posted on 12/10/2019 2:42:50 PM PST by olesigh
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To: yesthatjallen

The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation should be required to run a disclaimer on their front page saying that their “journalist” distort things for dramatic effect.


4 posted on 12/10/2019 2:43:06 PM PST by euram
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To: yesthatjallen

Prove she didn’t sleep with a FBI agent. Or piss off.


5 posted on 12/10/2019 2:43:09 PM PST by Equine1952 (( You can die on your feet or live down on your knees. You can not do both. Freedom Is not Free))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yeah. It’s a serious charge. We take it seriously. We’re serious.


6 posted on 12/10/2019 2:43:52 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Phuque all Democrats.)
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To: yesthatjallen
Speaking of lying disgraceful feds:


7 posted on 12/10/2019 2:44:15 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: yesthatjallen

I say smear journalists with a lot worse than this.

Movies can portray Republicans and Christians in complete lies. Why not the whores of our Media Complex as the whores they actually are?


8 posted on 12/10/2019 2:44:47 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: yesthatjallen

I want to see it along with “Midway”. Unfortunately there are no cinemas near me.


9 posted on 12/10/2019 2:47:09 PM PST by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Trump got Warner Bros to go against the swamp.


10 posted on 12/10/2019 2:47:44 PM PST by zeebee
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To: yesthatjallen

In this case, I’m with the paper. There was no evidence at all that the reporter slept with a source. That was just some plot device. It would not hurt at all to put a disclaimer in saying this was fictionalized.

It is a shame because I’ve heard this is a really good movie, and largely accurate even though it is not billed as a documentary. So making it seem like all female reporters just sleep around to get stories was something they didn’t need to do.


11 posted on 12/10/2019 2:47:54 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

How do you know? You would have to be her to know for sure.


12 posted on 12/10/2019 2:49:50 PM PST by yarddog ( For I am persuaded.)
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To: Equine1952

“Prove she didn’t sleep with a FBI agent. Or piss off.”

Best laugh I’ve had all day.


13 posted on 12/10/2019 2:50:20 PM PST by tuffydoodle (God's character and moral nature are absolute, eternal, and unchanging.)
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To: zeebee

I work with WB here in Hollywood. Most of them are fags or lefties BUT the key positions are libertarians who hate the left. Just to let you know, they worship Clint at WB. I know janitors who fight literally each other just to vacuum his studio office..


14 posted on 12/10/2019 2:50:51 PM PST by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy them crying)
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To: yesthatjallen

Warner Brothers verses The Atlanta Urinal And Constipation.
Need more popcorn.

Never thought I would root for Warner Brothers but since its against the baloney the FBI and the Newspapers used to frame Richard Jewell well...

https://youtu.be/jXV3kUnmSWc


15 posted on 12/10/2019 2:51:13 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptors)
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To: olesigh

Slander who? I’ve noticed you just started posting recently and few, if any of your posts I’ve read are clear. Slander who?


16 posted on 12/10/2019 2:53:40 PM PST by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

If you personally are not a liar, show how the movie portrays all female reporters as sleeping around to get stories rather than one specific woman.

Do not bother trying to wriggle away from the specifics of my question, you have been on this forum for over a decade and many of us remember your posts early on in the Duke lacrosse rape hoax so we know how you operate.

Put up or shut up.


17 posted on 12/10/2019 2:56:45 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptors)
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To: ConservativeMind

Wait til “Trump, the Impeached” hits the big screen.

The script will read exactly like the one Full o’ Schiff read in the first hearing.

They’re STILL running the one about the super secret double-naught spy, Valerie Plame


18 posted on 12/10/2019 2:58:14 PM PST by digger48
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So making it seem like all female reporters just sleep around to get stories was something they didn’t need to do.

It does happen.

Ali Watkins

19 posted on 12/10/2019 3:00:56 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen
The evil lefty Cox family rag phony cries of concern is like the
local town hooker concern over her reputation .LOL .

In real life the jackal reporter was a well known party hardy bar fly in town .

I bet Clint appreciates the PR .

20 posted on 12/10/2019 3:03:28 PM PST by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists)
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