The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation is upset at how they are being depicted in the Richard Jewell film. They are especially incensed at the way Kathy Scruggs is portrayed. The movie depicts her as sleeping with an FBI agent to get info she used in her story defaming Richard Jewell.
Just recently, the managing editor of the AJC penned an op-ed defending their coverage of Jewell. He claims the paper did nothing wrong. Bullshit. They did a hatchet job on him. From one of the stories.
“Richard Jewell, 33, a former law enforcement officer, fits the profile of the lone bomber. This profile generally includes a frustrated white man who is a former police officer, member of the military or police ‘wanna-be’ who seeks to become a hero.”
Now the tables are turned. Clint Eastwood is doing a hatchet job on the AJC and it is richly deserved.
Jewell sued for defamation and all of the other media outlets settled with him but not the AJC. They waited him out until he died. Now the AJC is whining that they have been treated unfairly by Eastwood, especially Scruggs who has since died and is not able to defend herself. Too bad. She should have done due diligence before ruining the reputation of Jewell. The same goes for the AJC.
The AJC fucked up in 1996. Fake news then. Fake news now.