Cinema: Maniacal Zest

I.F. STONE'S WEEKLY

Directed by JERRY BRUCK JR.

"In the job of covering a capital, there are really certain basic assumptions you have to operate on. The first is that every government is run by liars, and nothing they say should be believed.

That is a prima-facie assumption unless proven to the contrary."

There could be no more salutary time than the Watergate era for a tribute to a journalist with such a credo.

Jerry Bruck Jr.'s superb and loving documentary about I.F. Stone matches its subject in humor, skepticism and the ability to snatch truth deftly...

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