Richard Jewell was falsely suspected by the FBI of being the Olympic Park bomber
Dear Friend of America's Survival,
Clint Eastwood's new movie “Richard Jewell” exposes FBI and media misconduct.
From the AIM Report 2002: Richard Jewell, a security guard, had discovered the pipe bomb minutes before it exploded and cleared people from the area, avoiding more injuries. But he then found himself under suspicion and falsely accused in the media of being the perpetrator. The FBI orchestrated the campaign against him. Jewell was never charged with a crime, but for nearly three months he was unable to leave his home without being followed by police, FBI agents and camera crews. After being cleared, Jewell filed suit, receiving a reported $2 million from media organizations, including $500,000 from NBC as compensation for the damage to his reputation and an undisclosed settlement from CNN. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution refused to settle.
Eventually, Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to the Olympic Park bombing.
For America's Survival,
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