At a time when the United States is on its way to the final stretch of the 2020 election, and when President Donald Trump denounced a continuing smear campaign, award-winning director Clint Eastwood launched the trailer for his latest film exposing the destructive power of “fake news” broadcast by the media.
Eastwood showed a preview of his next film, which tells the story of the persecution of security guard Richard Jewell by corrupt powers established within the FBI and its media allies.
Jewell, who avoided what could have been a real massacre in 1996, was falsely accused of planning it himself.
During the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Jewell discovered a suspicious package in the course of one of his surveillance rounds.
Even at the risk of his own life, he decided to evacuate the area because of the possibility of an explosive device.
Due to his courage and instincts, only one person was killed as a result of the strong explosion, which also left dozens injured.
Despite Jewell’s heroic action, a campaign against him was launched shortly afterward, led by the FBI—which singled him out as the prime suspect—and seconded by leftist mass media and even comics.
The press called him a pathetic mama’s boy who planted his own bomb so he could be a national hero, and night comics described him as a “fat, dumb, mama’s boy,” Breitbart said.
Jewell, a 34-year-old Caucasian male who lived with his sick mother and dreamed of becoming a policeman, became the object of criticism and ridicule in the United States for three months as part of a media campaign that completely destroyed his image, without the slightest hint of evidence against him.
Unfortunately, although he successfully sued NBC News and CNN, he died at the age of 44, a national pariah, despite his proven courage and innocence.
“Clint Eastwood goes political, guns for Oscar with ‘Richard Jewell trailer,” criticized the leftist media Yahoo News. “Eastwood’s particular political leanings in the way it takes the side of the individual against political bureaucracy and the mass media.”
“We are now in the midst of a very contentious political battle with a president whose entire term has been marked with hostility toward the press and the FBI,” wrote Lainey Gossip, an entertainment gossip reporter and contributor to CNN and CBC, according to her website.
“And here comes Eastwood, one of the most famous Republicans in Hollywood, making a movie about how the press and the FBI gang up on innocent people and ruin their lives for, I dunno, sport. It just doesn’t seem like a coincidence,” she added.
The alternative media responded to Gossip’s words by pointing out numerous cases in which the media repeatedly reported fake news with the intention of destroying the image of innocent people.
In that sense, they pointed out that something similar happened with the boys from Covington, George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson, Duke La Crosse, Brett Kavanaugh, the University of Virginia, and particularly the cases of fake news that point to President Donald Trump as in the false collusion with Russia, and currently with the Ukraine case.
They also warned that Eastwood’s film could exert a strong influence not only on the film industry and viewers, but also on the upcoming elections.