ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: TRUTH, DECEPTION, AND THE SPIRIT OF I.F. Stone - Real-To-Real / Community Connections

Guest Speaker: Co-producer Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Jun 14, 2017 7:30 PM

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Real-To-Real / Community Connections

Co-Presented by The LI Media Task Force

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: TRUTH, DECEPTION, AND THE SPIRIT OF I.F. Stone

Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30pm

$11 Members | $16 Public includes reception

Guest Speaker: Co-producer Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

A look at the life and work of American journalist I.F. (“Izzy”) Stone, who led a one-man crusade against government deception – and today’s journalistic heroes like Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald who carry on the Izzy legacy.

“All governments lie,” cried iconoclastic rebel journalist I.F. Stone who from 1953 to 1971,filled a tiny 4-page newsletter with his fearless, independent reporting and carried it to the mailbox every week. Inspired by Stone, a  team of award-winning journalists such as Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman continue to expose government lies and corporate deception. Explore pivotal moments in history when investigative journalists uncovered facts that contradicted official government statements. With government deception rampant, and intrusion of state surveillance into private life never more egregious, independent voices are increasingly crucial. But mainstream media and the giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticize government policies – particularly on defense, security and intelligence issues. (Canada, 2016, 91 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Fred Peabody)

JEFF COHEN is founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and  the founder of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), a leading U.S. media watchdog group. Cohen has been a consultant and interviewee on many award-winning documentaries, including “Shadows of Liberty”, “War Made Easy” and “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”.

The Long Island Media Task Force voices the need for substantial news coverage about real issues important to Long Island’s 2.8 million residents, so that we can become more discerning voters.

Sponsored by:

National Endowment for the Arts

and Stu & Ginger Polisner

Amy Goodman

Jeremy Scahill Investigative Reporter and Ryan Tate Deputy Editor