The Press: Her Picture on the Cover

The morning after Sara Jane Moore's matronly visage first made the nation's front pages and television screens, House Minority Leader John Rhodes decided he had had enough. "What possible good purpose can come from this intense coverage of terrorist activity?" he demanded on the floor of the House. "Individuals of questionable mental stability will surely begin to conclude that they too can obtain national publicity and an enlarged forum for their views on redwood trees and other irrelevancies simply by attempting to gun down the President."

Rhodes was not alone. "The less publicity, the...

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