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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Mark Lane, Again

Washington Post, December 5, 1978

From the article:

It is just one excitement after another for Mark Lane. Only a few days before he went to Guyana, Lane was castigated by one of his former supporters, the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, D.C.'s delegate in Congress, as "a man who thrives on publicity -- good or bad."
Though Lane was instrumental in getting Congress to investigate the murders of Kennedy and King, he wound up stinking up the hearings. He produced his client, James Earl Ray, to tell a yarn which should have won him the permanent championship of the Liar's Club. Ultimately, Lane stormed out of the hearing room when asked to testify about a former mental patient whom he claimed was locked up for 10 years to keep her quiet.

On December 10th, the Post ran this letter:

Previous Relevant Blog Posts on Mark Lane

A good opinion piece from the Philadelphia Bulletin.

Meagher tells Labro a story about Mark Lane.

Even a left-wing magazine like The Progressive found Mark Lane hard to take.

Mark Lane's addition to the 1992 edition of Rush to Judgment is eye opening.

Lane tells Dolan about Garrison's amazing evidence.

Lane makes a startling allegation.

A profile from Mother Jones magazine.

Lane and Meagher feuded about a blurb for her book.

A profile from Esquire Magazine.

An article from the Tampa Bay Times.

An Anthony Lewis column on Mark Lane from 1978.

Howard Roffman finds that Mark Lane's scholarship is lacking.

A profile of Mark Lane in Newsweek.

For $25,000 Mark Lane offers to introduce Jim Garrison to a witness that would tie Jack Ruby with Clay Shaw.

This post has a good case study of how Mark Lane exploited a redaction in a document.


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