My friend Abbi alerted me to this biopic of Roger Stone last week. I watched it last night, and I am watching it again, as it is that good, and that informative.
For your convenience, here is a list of reviews that are posted in no particular order.
"...admirable enough as a documentary, but its existence alone plays right into the hands of its subject, a man who loves to drink liberal tears with all the glee of a five-year-old with a Capri Sun."
"He absolutely wears his infamy, and is only too happy to be the despicable villain that everybody hates."
"I revel in your hatred,” he says. “Because if I weren’t effective, you wouldn’t hate me."
The Guardian (epic snowflake butt-hurt in this review):
"...he remained a not-so silent partner all the way through to Trump’s eventual victory, denouncing the Donald’s opponents on live TV, spreading wild conspiracy theories about Hillary and Bill Clinton on Alex Jones’s grotesque Infowars network..."
"...if you call Roger Stone a liar, a cutthroat, a slimy prince of darkness, or anything else, after saying “Thank you” he’ll reply with utter implacable calm that the fact that you hate him so much is the proof that he’s done his job well. You can’t argue with a man like this."
"The “Lock Her Up” chant is Roger Stone. So were the guests Trump brought to a presidential debate to claim the Clintons were victimizers of women..."
"The movie doesn’t at this point identify Alex Jones, the radio host and conspiracy theorist (the “Pizzagate” hoax), who can be seen hovering at Mr. Stone’s side."
"...A master of creating controversy and manipulating the media, Stone's career is a window into the last 50 years of politics that led to this pivotal moment in history...."
Yes, I read them all. Even though I already knew what they would say.
Roger Stone is just a man, but he has lurked behind American politics for the past 35 years, and it is impossible to verify exactly what role he played.
Some of this is due to Stone's own disinformation, and more is due to partisan criticism of him and his actions. This video includes both, and more, so it is an excellent introduction to a seminal figure in current American politics.
I am an unabashed fan of Roger Stone. Like the dark prince himself, I make no apologies.
Here is Roger Stone's personal site, The Stone Zone, and here is another site called Stone Cold Truth.
Here is a list of Stone aphorisms called Stone's Rules. I make no guarantee that this list is comprehensive or correct.
Unless you can fake sincerity, you will get nowhere in this business.
Politics is not theater. It is performance art. Sometimes for its own sake.
Do not order fish at a steakhouse.
White shirt + tan face = confidence.
Undertakers and chauffeurs are the only people who should be allowed by law to wear black suits.
Hit from every angle. Open multiple fronts on your enemy. He must be confused, and feel besieged on every side.
Always praise them before you hit them.
Be bold. The more that you tell, the more that you sell.
Losers do not legislate.
Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattacks.
Nobody ever built a statue to a committee.
Get your carbs from booze, not from sweets.
Never do anything until you are ready to do it.
Look good = feel good.
Always keep the advantage.
He who speaks first, loses.
Attack, attack, attack, never defend.
When I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun.
Democrats are the party of slavery, Republicans are the party of freedom.
Folks want government out of the bedroom and the boardroom.
Roy Cohn was not gay. He was a man who liked sex with men.
Lay low, play dumb, keep moving.
Never turn down the opportunity to have sex or be on TV.
Nothing is on the level.
I believe that this video is exclusively shown on Netflix. If you do not have a Netflix account, you can follow this link, sign up for a free month of Netflix, and then watch the video.
Before your free month expires, if you do not wish to renew your membership, you can cancel, and pay nothing. Yes, you can watch Get Me Roger Stone for free, if you so choose.
I am sure that this great man would not only not mind, I suspect that he would approve.
ETA: This is the first Netflix production that I ever watched. This is what it took for me to click on a movie produced by Netflix. Roger Stone.
This article is based on a rant originally posted on my Facebook page.