To people under the age of 40, the name D.B.Cooper will mean little; unless you are American, or interested in unsolved mysteries.
To the older generation, the name D.B. Cooper means intrigue, to date this is still the only open case for the FBI.
A man more reclusive than Howard Hughes, and whose disappearance in the late 1970's, rivaled the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in the 1960's
Howard Hughes did live, and died a recluse; Jimmy Hoffa's body was never found.
Nobody is sure who D.B. Cooper was , or what happened to him after he jumped out of Boeing over Utah, that late October evening. The FBI put out an open reward for information on the missing money; the Mafia, and all the various mobs, casinos, and banks were notified of the numbers of the notes. To date less than $3,00 of the $700,000 turned up. Despite the promise of a huge reward, and no charges to be filed - if information came via the underworld - nobody came forward with information.
This is a classic case of what is known in the press world as "yellow journalism." The term came into use in the late 1920's during a press war between the Hearst group, and Henry Pulitzer. Yellow journalism's feature is grabbing sales by any means, akin to today's tabloids AKA gutter press. Whether the story is true is irrelevant, getting sales is all that matters. If the story leads to a court case, this means more publicity,and more sales.
"The only bad publicity is your obituary." A quote from Irish poet Brendan Behan (pictured above).
I used to believe in the adage, but today proved me wrong. A friend wrote a book which included the term "dogging," an online magazine then went on to feature the book on the front page linked to articles about sex in public on videos, the modern usage of the term "dogging."
This is not only harmful to my friend's reputation as a writer, but totally misleading, as the book has nothing to do with sex; either in public, or private. This is the worst type of yellow journalism.