Seattle Times

Andrew Jarecki “Omitted Damning Evidence” Against a Convicted Molester

From: The Seattle Times

But ‘documentary’ may be a misnomer, according to child-abuse experts who point out that director Andrew Jarecki intentionally omitted lots of damning evidence against the Friedmans to maintain a “Rashomon”-like film with no clear judgments — and effectively acting as son Jesse Friedman’s advocate. Among other things, Jesse gave a tearful confession on a 1989 Geraldo Rivera show. And, now free after doing time, he’s reportedly using this DVD in a motion to overturn his conviction. To make an entertaining movie, Jarecki never answers the ‘How guilty’ question.