Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Media "fact checking" from 1996 remembered

Richard Jewell, suffering from diabetes, was found dead in his home today. He was the security guard that the media tried to convict of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Eventually, it emerged that he was a hero not a villain. Last year, he was commended by Gov. Sonny Perdue for his actions on the 10th anniversary of the bombing. He sued and won settlements from NBC and CNN. His case against the Atlanta Journal Constitution was still pending at the time of his death.

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