Friday, December 17, 2010
Richard Jewell-American Hero-Born This Date
Today. Dec. 17, is the birth date of American Hero and security cop Richard Jewel. In 1996, Richard Jewell discovered a pipe bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. whereupon Jewell alerted the staff and cleared the area. For his heroic efforts, Jewell was declared a suspect and hounded by the mainstream media for leads that would lead to his arrest. The feeding frenzy was initiated by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who declared Jewell the "focus" of the investigation in an unattributed report. Eventually, after a lot chicken crap, the lazy bastions of democracy, including the FBI, apologized for maligning the fat rentacop who lived with his mother. For their efforts, in fair and balanced reporting, various news departments settled out of court for undisclosed sums. Except for the Atlanta Journal Constitution who refused to reveal the source for the news that Jewell was on the hot seat and after years of litigation a judge threw the case out.
Happy Birthday, American Hero.