For some curious reason a few British newspapers have recently revisited an eight-year-old story about an indifference to the plight of European Jewry in the late ’30s and early ’40s on the part of King George VI, who is portrayed by Colin Firth in The King’s Speech. The original reporting (by the Guardian‘s Ben Summerskill in an April ’02 article) was accurate, but the purpose of the recent rehash by “Vulture’s” Claude Brodesser Akner last November was apparently to smear the film. Icky, of course, but it was nonetheless legit of Scott Feinberg to report about this story (and particularly the apparent motives behind its release) six weeks ago. And it does seem a tiny bit harsh of Kris Tapley and Roger Ebert to twitter-bash Feinberg for having simply reported the facts with an eye toward restraint and suspicion.