All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016)

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Profiling American independent journalist I.F. Stone, who wrote a weekly, four-page newsletter from 1953 to 1971 that investigated topics ignored by the mainstream media. This documentary also examines Stone's impact on modern independent journalists such as Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman. Directed by Fred Peabody.

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It lucidly argues that powerful interests have been creating supercharged fake stories for decades to advance their own nefarious interests. And the institutional media have too often blithely played along.

Dec 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Even if you belong to the choir it's preaching to, it has the rare distinction of being a movie you can agree and argue with at the same time.

Nov 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Featuring footage from the last six decades, "All Governments Lie" is a timely, convincing documentary that will cause audiences to question what they see and read.

Nov 3, 2016 | Full Review…

In an era of disaster- and celebrity-obsessed cable news, during an election testing the virtues of objectivity, the documentary All Governments Lie is worthy testimony that many journalists are in it for the truth.

Nov 2, 2016 | Full Review…

The so-so documentary -- and 'so-so' because progressives will not be surprised by its revelations.

Aug 3, 2018 | Full Review…

All Governments Lie expands its critical scope by tracking down other deceptive public institutions whose credibility also deserves debunking, mainly corporate organizations and the mass media.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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