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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

The Return of Clay Shaw

New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 15, 1971

Jim Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw for conspiracy to kill JFK and for perjury forced Shaw to sell his house and to go back to work. This article speaks to the demeanor of Clay Shaw and his regard in the city of New Orleans:

New Orleans States-Item, December 16, 1971

Money quote:

This week Clay Shaw stood before the reporters and the television cameras and let it be known that he's once again a major positive force in this community.
And he stood with his honor unblemished.

It's not a bad article, but the newspapers could have done a lot better. The two daily newspapers, the Times-Picayune and the States-Item only denounced Garrison when Shaw was acquitted.

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