David Bixenspan
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1/1/20
11:21 AM
289

I didn’t realize the 2k20 in the title was the expiration date.

12/31/19
6:31 PM
8

Solitary confinement, which has been used in Manning’s case, is a form of torture according to widely accepted international definitions like that of the UN.

12/31/19
6:31 PM
30

The UN has always defined solitary confinement as torture, and using this language to refer to her imprisonment is therefore exactly consistent with international definitions of torture. 

12/31/19
3:35 PM
29

If I was Chelsea Manning, and I was let out of prison, in the political climate of 2017, I would not have had the balls to hang around in any country with an extradition treaty with the US, never mind actually stay stateside. So this sucks, but what a badass. 

12/18/19
10:58 AM
11

If the government wanted to prevent this information from being released, they could have. Trying to claim they should get all the proceeds from the book because they couldn’t vet its contents is just absurd, and basically theft.

12/18/19
8:50 AM
9

If it was that concerning to the CIA or NSA they would have stopped the publication. It looks like a money grad and a outright attack on the the First Amendment to the Constitution ( freedom of the press) . Why also is the judge making any comments on his public speaking which have nothing to do with the publication Read more

12/10/19
12:52 PM
3

Re: 3. I have no problem with taking artistic license with less-important details to make an otherwise true story more interesting to an audience. Or altering facets that don’t impact the larger story. Maybe your subject wore 3 inch heels all the time, but your actress is really more comfortable in flats. Maybe Read more

12/10/19
9:10 AM
16

Haven’t seen the movie but agree that Rudolph should be important part of it as should his five years of hiding and why it was possible for him to do that. But I disagree that the bombing was a ‘rather small affair.’ It was huge news at the time, rightfully. Terrorist bombings at the Olympics will always be big news. Read more

12/10/19
1:35 AM
29

Clint Eastwood’s latest movie is called Richard Jewell, and it’s about (big surprise) Richard Jewell, the security guard who was a suspect in the bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Read more

12/10/19
1:34 AM
32

It sucks too because the problem Olivia mentioned with how female sexuality is treated in relation to feminism is a real one. It just does not apply at all to this situation she's trying to justify.  Read more

12/10/19
12:46 AM
103

Scruggs, who died in 2001, did not sleep with someone to get the story, so the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is demanding the movie release a clear statement exonerating Scruggs. Read more

12/4/19
7:46 PM
18

Georgia made the copyrighted version the Official Law of Georgia. Whatever typos are there are the ones that govern. That’s the problem. 

12/4/19
6:55 PM
7

It’s always amazing to me that Florida has by far the most robust open-records laws in the country, so much so that you’re sometimes taken aback at the sorts of things that must be publicly released whether or not there are arguably good reasons not to.

12/4/19
5:33 AM
3

Where are you getting the info that he killed himself?

12/3/19
6:08 PM
9

Clint Eastwood is not a great person and I don’t trust him with this film. However I’m not sure what angle you’re going for with “American movies are shitty” thing?

12/3/19
2:40 PM
22

This all day. Eastwood long ago crossed over into “Old Man Yelling at Clouds” territory, with a heaping side order of misogyny. He has so thoroughly bought into this idea American Masculinity needs to be both worshiped and defended from the people who rightly point out its toxicity. He celebrates the toxicity, and Read more

12/3/19
1:37 PM
217

For some reason, Clint Eastwood and the other makers of Richard Jewell decided that the tragic story needed a retelling with the addition of a spicy suggestion that Kathy Scruggs fucked for tips. Read more