The Los Angeles Times has the story Reporter who added some swagger to the D.B. Cooper legacy comes clean. If you needed an example of my contention that once the media gets a story wrong, they just never let it go, here is one example (if you can believe this version).
“So that’s the full account and you’re the first to get it. The FBI did put out a press release, I think it was the next day, saying the hijacker used the name Dan Cooper, and we did run that statement, but it never caught on,” he said.
“Everybody just kept saying D.B., and we gave up trying to change it.”