Why were the 2 assn attempts on Pres Ford so downplayed by the media

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    I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dissapointed they failed?????????
     
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    I the MSM was attempting (in those days) to calm the public down.

    Remember the weird way that Ford ended up in the White House.

    The question of the legitimacy of his entry into the oval office wasn't something that we wanted to think about too hard.
     
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    They didn't have 24-7 cable news back then!!!
     
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    Ford didnt get a lot of respect......
     
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    I agree - no 24/7 CNN and coverage like we do today!

    I have seen the tree where "Squeaky" hid behind on the Capitol grounds in Sacramento. That is a beautiful place. Secret Service must have had their heads up their ass that day to allow her to get so close!

    Ditto the day Reagan was shot.

    And Hinkley - this morning's paper - has extended visitation rights now with Mommy in Williamsburg? Christ - that fucker should have gotten the chair.
     
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    What makes you say it was downplayed? Got a lot of attention at the time, especially since there were two attempts so close together. They were failed attempts, though. If he'd been hit like Reagan, things would undoubtedly been different.
     
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    I don't see how his legitimacy could be questioned. Constitutional procedure was followed. If that was illegimate, than where does that leave the Constitution?
     
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    Legitimacy? Vice President Ford was sworn in after the president resigned. If you call that illegitimate you need to retake civics 101. The wierd part was the media accepting fiction written by Karl Marx Bernstein and his sidekick with an undisclosed "informant" who's identity wasn't revealed until he died and couldn't answer any questions.
     
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    Nah, it was because Ford's VP was behind both plots.

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    Dont know, I wasn't alive.:)
     

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