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How AP writer who reported Lincoln's death might have fared in sports
How AP writer who reported Lincoln's death might have fared in sports

Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, the result of his being shot while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. Poor Lawrence Gobright, rest his soul, is still taking grief for it. Gobright was the Associated Press correspondent who, um, buried the lead in his original accounting of the shooting. Gobright's first mention of Lincoln's assassination did not appear until the third paragraph of his story. His lead: "WASHINGTON, APRIL 14 — President Lincoln and wife visited Ford's Theatre this evening for the purpose of witnessing the performance of 'The American Cousin.' It was announced in the...

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