Following my gut, I checked out the fishy smell surrounding the author of a Bush biography who, virtually unsourced, alleged the future president had, with the help of his father, suppressed a cocaine arrest. In fact, I discovered and quickly (within one news cycle) reported, that author James Hatfield was himself a felon, convicted of a failed attempt to kill his boss with a car bomb. St. Martin’s Press recalled all 100,000 copies of the book. The New York Times  followed the story on page 1. This story led to my appearance on 60 Minutes (click to watch), where I explained my reporting, Hatfield later killed himself. Back to Home Page.