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As Hollywood Boycotts Georgia, Clint Eastwood Picks State for Movie About Irresponsible Media Outrage

In March, a group of pro-abortion Hollywood actors signed a letter — spearheaded by Alyssa Milano — that threatened the state of Georgia if their legislature and governor signed the “heartbeat bill,” which bans abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

In the letter, the Hollywood elitists claimed that should the bill pass, they would pull any entertainment-related projects out of the state. The bill eventually passed but one Hollywood legend refused to join the liberal bandwagon: Clint Eastwood.

Not only did Eastwood keep his name off of the heavily circulated boycott letter that was pushed by the liberal mainstream media, he outright ignored its existence by announcing a new movie project that’s titled, “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.”

And it’ll be filmed in — you guessed it — the great state of Georgia, according to WCNC-TV.

Take that, Hollywood.

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The movie centers around a man named Richard Jewell, a former cop who worked as a security guard during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Jewell discovered a backpack with several pipe bombs at Centennial Olympic Park and alerted police.

The media, even back then, somehow managed to all but ruin Jewell’s life by eventually painting the hero — who saved thousands of lives by finding the bombs — as a suspect in the attack that ended up killing one and injuring over 100 people, according to The New York Times.

The media outrage and bad reporting ruined Jewell’s life, as he was later judged by Americans — again thanks to the media — as a terrorist after the reports surrounding the incident were so badly botched.

Of course, it would later be revealed that the bomber was actually a man by the name of Eric Rudolph and Jewell was totally exonerated. But by the time the media had their way with Jewell’s reputation, the damage had already been done.

Does this move by Clint Eastwood surprise you?

The summary of the movie on IMDB perfectly illustrates what happened then and what is still happening today in the mainstream media — something we’ve all come to know as “fake news.”

“American security guard, Richard Jewell, heroically saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist,” the summary reads.

And what better director in all of Hollywood than Eastwood to direct such an important film. The movie will expose the blatantly irresponsible and oftentimes reckless establishment media in the very state they’re trying so hard to help Milano and her friends keep movies from being filmed in.

I would love to fit in a “Go ahead, make my day” reference here.

While Hollywood has been utterly ruined by actors-turned-activists like Milano and her buddies, thank God that a few like Eastwood — who don’t give a rip about being “blacklisted” — still remain.

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The movie’s release date has not yet been announced, but you can count on hearing more about it in the coming months.

Though Jewell passed away in 2007 due to complications with diabetes, I’m sure he’s smiling down, knowing that his story will finally be told by a cinema mastermind.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
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