Yesterday, we told you about the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Will Bunch, who was so outraged and offended that Clint Eastwood’s new film “Richard Jewell” depicts journalists in a less-than-positive light, he wrote a whole column about it:
I saw 'Richard Jewell.' With "alternative facts" and a plot twist around fake news that smears a dead female journalist, Eastwood dangerously amplifies Trump's "enemies of the people" rhetoric. Stay away and spend your $$ on your local org. My new column https://t.co/FMwJHLZgU1
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) December 11, 2019
If you’ve just about had it with journalists trying to paint themselves as victims while they’re out there victimizing other people, you’re definitely not alone. Washington Examiner Magazine managing editor Jay Caruso is fed up, too.
representation of what happened, watch a documentary if it's available or read a damned book. For Bunch & others to try and tie Eastwood's film to Trump as something "dangerous" is far more a threat to the principle of free expression than anything you'll find in Richard Jewell.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) December 12, 2019
Sounds like Washington Examiner Magazine managing editor Jay Caruso has his finger on the pulse.
The really sad thing is that too many people think what they see in movies is real history.
They’re meant to fill seats with bottoms, paying bottoms.
Clint Eastwood’s depiction is probably romanticized and simplified.
When Obama completely made up a girlfriend for his fictional “biography” the press defended him, our first closeted gay president.