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2019-12-14 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Clint Eastwood slammed over "shocking"and "untrue"portrayal
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Posted by Fred 2019-12-14 00:12|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [612 views ]  Top

#1 Payback.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2019-12-14 00:25||   2019-12-14 00:25|| Front Page Top

#2 Ok, so Jewell's lawyer Lin Wood agrees she wasn't a slut. Just a filthy slandering evil peddler of lies who hounded an innocent man.

But no, she didn't turn tricks for info. She just helped ruin an innocent man. That's all.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 00:51||   2019-12-14 00:51|| Front Page Top

#3 The letter says the paper and its staff are "portrayed in a false and defamatory manner."

Then file a lawsuit or shut the fuck up.
Posted by Raj 2019-12-14 06:07||   2019-12-14 06:07|| Front Page Top

#4 ...but, but the paper and employees are 'public figures' and thus without standing in the courts. Well, that's always been their defense.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-14 06:52||   2019-12-14 06:52|| Front Page Top

#5 The aggrieved party should tell their side of the story to the NYT's Ali Watkins.
Posted by Snusotle the Lesser4227 2019-12-14 06:58||   2019-12-14 06:58|| Front Page Top

#6 The irony is completely lost on them, isn't it?

They can lie about us all they want and it's the facts were wrong but the narrative was right. But how dare we do the same to them.

It just flies over their heads. I hope this movie is as big as Joker. I'm certainly planning on seeing it.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-12-14 07:14||   2019-12-14 07:14|| Front Page Top

#7 I hope this movie is as big as Joker

Well, that would be nice, but I doubt it will be that way. Joker is about nihilism, this movie is about hard truths. And truth, hard or easy is waaaaaaay out of fashion.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-14 07:52||   2019-12-14 07:52|| Front Page Top

#8 #5 - Nice shot
Posted by Frank G 2019-12-14 08:06||   2019-12-14 08:06|| Front Page Top

#9 At 90 years old, IMO Eastwood can weather a little criticism. He would probably say "You've mistaken me for someone who gives a $hit." He tries things and moves on.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-12-14 09:27||   2019-12-14 09:27|| Front Page Top

#10 In the Jewell case, what is well known was the FBI would leak info to the reporter and then using the article as grounds drag him in for interrogations

We also know the FBI never conducted a real investigation and the real bomber has never been found
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2019-12-14 09:51||   2019-12-14 09:51|| Front Page Top

#11 Can't slander/defame the dead. Sorry junkie fabulist slag.
Posted by Regular joe 2019-12-14 10:25||   2019-12-14 10:25|| Front Page Top

#12 real bomber: Eric Rudolph
Posted by Snusotle the Lesser4227 2019-12-14 10:31||   2019-12-14 10:31|| Front Page Top

#13 Self awareness: Zero.

Projection: Eleventy.
Posted by charger 2019-12-14 13:54||   2019-12-14 13:54|| Front Page Top

#14 ... what is well known was the FBI would leak info to the reporter and then using the article as grounds drag him in for interrogations to get a FISA warrant.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Posted by SteveS 2019-12-14 14:16||   2019-12-14 14:16|| Front Page Top

#15 A timely film.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 14:18||   2019-12-14 14:18|| Front Page Top

#16 I'll give it this, its pissing off all the right people.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-14 14:21||   2019-12-14 14:21|| Front Page Top

#17 #14 It's almost like a pattern has been established which could be used as evidence of malfeasance on their part.

But that's crazy talk.
Posted by charger 2019-12-14 14:21||   2019-12-14 14:21|| Front Page Top

#18 I thought hearsay was as legitimate as facts.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-12-14 15:58||   2019-12-14 15:58|| Front Page Top

#19 Lawyer Lin Wood's current client, Nick Sandmann, is now suing WaPo and the other slime merchants who bullied and defamed an innocent schoolboy.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 16:05||   2019-12-14 16:05|| Front Page Top

#20 I think Nick should also sue the fake red injun. He was sort of in on it the whole time.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-12-14 16:09||   2019-12-14 16:09|| Front Page Top

#21 Dron, in America, lawyers always go for the deep pockets.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-12-14 16:13||   2019-12-14 16:13|| Front Page Top

#22 ^ Granted, but one more straitjacket in a Nebraska asylum couldn't hurt.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-12-14 16:19||   2019-12-14 16:19|| Front Page Top

#23 He's going after Bezos.

Seeking $250m, which not coincidentally is what the wannabe oligarch spent buying WaPo.

I believe CNN, ie WarnerMedia i.e. AT&T, is next. Very deep pockets indeed.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 16:22||   2019-12-14 16:22|| Front Page Top

#24 I thought hearsay was as legitimate as facts.
Posted by Dron66046


Only if done by the right people. Little people (hoi polloi) need not apply.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-12-14 17:24||   2019-12-14 17:24|| Front Page Top

#25 Movies often conflate multiple characters into a single one to tell a story. I don't remember the Atlanta Journal-Constitution complaining about it before.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-12-14 18:06||   2019-12-14 18:06|| Front Page Top

#26 I think Clint lost all his give a fuks a long time ago. He is getting hammered for being honest and a republican.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-12-14 21:34||   2019-12-14 21:34|| Front Page Top

#27 Actually he's being hammered by the paper that slandered the subject of his movie. Most of the left is otherwise staying out of it as far as I can tell which makes me wonder how popular Bezos is with the far left despite his aping their speech and behaviors.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-12-14 22:46||   2019-12-14 22:46|| Front Page Top

#28 Don't pick a fight with someone who buys pixels by the screenful.

Eastwood > Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 23:04||   2019-12-14 23:04|| Front Page Top

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