In 2009 former Life employee James Wagenvoord allegedly contacted John Simkin with information that RFK in the fall of -63 had given Life Magazine information about LBJ’s near involvement with the Bobby Baker scandal. The article was thought to run on the 24th of November 1963 and thus be sold to the public some three days later. But after the assassination in Dallas the article was stopped. Wagenvoord told (allegedly) Simkin that the entire article (perhaps several in a series of articles) was scrapped and never to be considered again. Henry Luce was said to have lost over a million dollar over the scrapped article(s).
First of all, Life had a lot of key roles in the pre- and post JFK assassination! Too many for it to be purely coincidences?
Secondly, what news organization would chose to suppress news like that – to be able to take down a president that was involved in criminal actions?
Thirdly, I wonder if this was sort of the “knife” against LBJ’s throat to follow orders and do his part in the assassination and cover-up? (Sort of like: if you dont do as we say this is what we will do to you).