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GeorgeH BS: Alger Hiss was innocent (43) RE: Alger Hiss was innocent 07 Sep 01

I guess by "strong" I meant "outstanding" in the way JFK is firmly associated with advancing racial equality . . I have to admit, at this distance, to no recollection of his record on domestic matters.

As it happens, it was during our one visit to the states that Nixon was crucified by the press for pronouncing Manson guilty of the Sharon Tate murder in advance of "due process" of law. Sure, it was a major "gaffe" - but he was only saying the same as so many other folks (as I recall, he referred to Manson as the "murderer" of Tate, rather than "alleged murderer"). The press reaction seemed more of a witch-hunt than reasoned and balanced reporting. Indeed, the irresponsible way the press handled this seemed far more likely to prejudice a jury than the President's slip of the tongue would have done . .

So - I'm happy (in the absence of evidence either way) to submit to your far greater knowledge here, John!



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