Guilt by Orientation
Jamie Kirchick has just published an important article on Oliver Stone, his so-called documentary JFK Revisited, and "his three-decade slander of an innocent man—one who, not coincidentally, happened to be gay."
The New York Times said the prosecution of Clay Shaw was "one of the most disgraceful chapters in the history of American jurisprudence." It was bad enough that Jim Garrison ruined Shaw's life, but Oliver Stone victimized him a second time in JFK.
Here is an overview of the homophobia in JFK.
You would think that would have been enough. But Oliver Stone did it a third time in JFK Revisited.
Money quote from Kirchick's article:
Even if Shaw was innocent, Stone implied in an interview with Esquire, his prosecution would have been justified. Garrison’s attempt to “force a break in the case” and thereby discredit the Warren Commission was “worth the sacrifice of one man,” he said. It was a chillingly authoritarian sentiment, and in light of how Stone would go on to produce a series of hagiographic films about dictators, including Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro, and former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev, a portentous one.
Jamie Kirchick's new book, Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington, will be out in May.
Previous Relevant Blog Posts
Boston Phoenix said Oliver Stone's JFK was "sadly homophobic"
Even the Boston Phoenix realized that JFK was homophobic.
Jim Garrison's Homosexual Shakedown Operation
The FBI was warned in 1967 that Garrison might be running a shakedown operation of homosexuals in New Orleans.
James Phelan and Mark Lane Discuss Garrison's Homosexual Conspiracy
A partial transcript of a conversation between Mark Lane and James Phelan.
Garrison Mentions a Homosexual Plot to Yet Another Journalist
Garrison talked about a homosexual plot to kill JFK with Max Lerner.
A Rave Review of Alecia Long's "Cruising for Conspirators"
Alecia Long's book, Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime, is required reading.
Jim Garrison Feigns Indignation at the Mention of Clay Shaw's Homosexuality
Garrison gets upset for all the wrong reasons.
Did a Homosexual Conspiracy Kill JFK?
Confidential Magazine in 1968 ran a series, written by a part-time Garrison staffer, about a homosexual conspiracy.
Jim Garrison's Pressure on the Gay Community of New Orleans
The gay community felt a lot of pressure from Garrison.
The QUICK Magazine Series
Was The QUICK Article About a Homosexual Conspiracy Written By Jim Garrison? (Part One)
An article, supposedly written by Jim Garrison, appeared in the German press, which theorized that a homosexual conspiracy was behind the JFK assassination.
Was The QUICK Article About a Homosexual Conspiracy Written by Jim Garrison? (Part Two
Did Jim Garrison write the QUICK article?
Was the QUICK Article about a Homosexual Conspiracy Written by Jim Garrison? (Part Three)
Further clues about the QUICK article.
Jim Garrison Does it Again - Claims Oswald and Ruby were Homosexuals...
In another article, Garrison claims that Oswald and Ruby were homosexuals.
Did Lawrence Schiller Write the QUICK Article?
Some evidence points to Schiller.
Did Nerin Gun Write the QUICK Article?
Some evidence points to Gun.
Final Thoughts on the QUICK Article
An overview of the evidence that Garrison believed a homosexual plot killed JFK.