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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vanished JFK expose
turns up in net archive

An expose of the inconsistencies in the official account of JFK's murder has appeared long after all copies were thought to have been lost.

The two-part 1984 feature written by this writer under the name Roger Conant was preserved in the Weisberg Archives. Conant's report drew no known response from editors, though other of his investigative reports had had national impact. Conant at the time suspected his movements were being tracked by federal agents.

Harold Weisberg, a lawyer and critic of the Warren commission, had amassed a vast collection of government and public information concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Tex., on Nov. 22, 1963.

Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, a former clandestine operative for the CIA, in 1978 won a libel judgment against Liberty Lobby. Liberty Lobby's newspaper, The Spotlight, had run an article placing Hunt in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and linking him to the assassination. After Conant's article was disseminated in 1984, Lane gained a retrial and the jury found against Hunt. In 1984, Hunt threatened Conant with libel action, but never followed through.

Conant's JFK reports

The Weisberg Archive

'Whitewash' by Weisberg

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