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Film to chronicle master of political tricks, Roger Stone
Thursday, March 02, 2017
by Martin Barillas
Netflix, which is increasingly producing its own material, has announced the coming world premiere of a documentary about Roger Stone: prominent long-time friend and advisor to Donald Trump. The premier is slated for the Tribeca Film Festival, which is held in New York City April 19-21.
“Get Me Roger Stone” sheds light on the one man who has been with Trump from the beginning and plotted the real estate millionaire's “improbable ascent.” Stone has been a fixture in Washington and in the political world, having served Republicans since the Nixon Administration. A practitioner of political gamesmanship and a pungent pundit of the political landscape, Stone was called a “dirty trickster” by The New Yorker magazine. The film itself describes Stone as “a master in the dark arts of politics.”
Stone got to know Trump in the 1980s and worked directly on Trump’s campaign in 2016. Trump, who was interviewed for the documentary, said he fired Stone in August 2016, but Stone claimed to have quit after telling Trump to stop dissing then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly. Stone, in any event, continues to support and praise Trump.
Stone continues to show up on broadcast and internet news programs, including Alex Jones’ InfoPlanet, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Get Me Roger Stone is directed by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme. Blair Foster, Lisa Nishimura, Jason Spingarn-Koff, and Adam Del Deo are the executive producers. 

Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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