A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism.
“It is a remarkable film for its probing, its wealth of detail and testimony—remarkable above all, perhaps, in the clinical picture of its subject, one devoid of any efforts to assign mitigating factors to his disastrous career, whether of race or class.”
- The Wall Street Journal
“Well-balanced…meticulous…Portrait of disgraced reporter Jayson Blair raises tough questions about journalistic ethics and personal responsibility in the digital era.”
[Blair] is most helpful when describing how his first, minor lies opened a floodgate…suggesting that most of us often resist temptation because we believe we’ll get caught.”
– Hollywood Reporter
“One of the Gray Lady’s most embarrassing moments comes to complex life in this tough-minded analysis that explores issues of race, affirmative action and institutional inertia.”
- Time Out New York