All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
Director Fred Peabody
Producer Peter Raymont, Andrew Munger, Steve Ord
Editor Jim Munro, James Yates
With Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, John Carlos Frey, Cenk Uygur
Cinematography John Westheuser
Completed before the Trump ascendancy, this juxtaposition of interviews with contemporary journalists with historical film now reminds us that there’s nothing new about fake news.
“ Director Fred Peabody brings on big-name investigative journalists such as Matt Taibbi, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman and others to create a damning indictment of mainstream media. All Governments Lie weaves together the efforts of these contemporary figures with the impact of Stone, who covered Lyndon B. Johnson, the Vietnam War and more, largely through his newsletter I.F. Stone’s Weekly..All Governments Lie is a timely, convincing documentary that will cause audiences to question what they see and read. It offers insight into Democracy Now’s 2015 coverage of the Yemeni Civil War, as well as the 2016 presidential election.
It’s remarkably nonpartisan, revealing that the title does indeed refer to every government and politician, even those that we admire and align our ideals with.” — Kimber Myers, LA Times
“ The establishment reporters, without a doubt, know a lot of things I don’t know. But a lot of what they know isn’t true.” — I.F. Stone