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    nasty things to say about new film "Richard Jewel"
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    hopefully this not behind a paywall for everybody

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    "Nasty things to say" may be a bit of an exaggeration. The author certainly has a problem with the film suggesting the reporter slept with her FBI source to get the leaked story(which may or may not be true - both are now deceased). But that's the extent of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    "Nasty things to say" may be a bit of an exaggeration. The author certainly has a problem with the film suggesting the reporter slept with her FBI source to get the leaked story(which may or may not be true - both are now deceased). But that's the extent of it.
    Minor issue indeed.

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    The reporter is someone's friend, daughter, sister. To smear her reputation is particularly nasty, and by extension, critiquing the film would involve calling it nasty in its willful disregard of the character of a real person.
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    The point I was getting at is the headline suggests the article took the movie to task for multiple issues("thingS").
    Last edited by guru; 12-14-2019 at 06:06 PM. Reason: Fixing spellcheck "corrections" lol
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    By the way, I have no sympathy for any hardships suffered by those that erroneously attacked Jewell, either through piss-poor police work, or yellow journalism.
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    So if an article was written spending the entire focus of the article on how Richard Jewel was initially wronged by a bunch of people it would be a "thing" instead of "things".

    Ok.
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    It was unnecessary, there were other ways to fill out the story..

    Nevertheless, this is nothing compared to the gross historical malfeasance that Hollywood routinely perpetrates.
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    I was at where the bomb went off - a day before it happened.

    Meanwhile, the film bombed on its first weekend taking in only $5 million.
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    Not a surprise....
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