This article is from the Michael Moore FAQ, by Edward Champion email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Richard Jewell was a security guard at the 1996 Olympic Games who was
arrested after a bomb exploded in the Olympic Park, killing two people.
After 88 days of media judgement about his involvement with the
bombing, the FBI declared that he was no longer a suspect in the
case. This caused problems for several news organisations, as they
had already put him in the role of the bomber, and had written
articles that assumed his guilt. Jewell brought lawsuits against
NBC and the Atlanta local newspaper that first identified Jewell as the
bomber (and settled for $500,000 from NBC).