Delete Confirmation

March 30, 2005 - 04:38 PM
from The Afternoon Of March 30 [1981]
John Chancellor, eyebrows raised,
informed the viewers of NBC Nightly News
that the brother of the man who tried
to kill the president was acquainted with
the son of the man who would have become
president if the attack had been successful.
As a matter of fact, Chancellor said in a bewildered tone,
Scott Hinckley and Neil Bush had been scheduled
to have dinner together at the home of the
vice president's son the very next night.
Then a peculiar thing happened:
The story vanished. To this day,
it has never been reported in the New York Times,
Washington Post or many other metropolitan newspapers
and never again mentioned by any of the TV news networks.
by Nathaniel Blumberg

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