Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 14:28:24 -0700 From: Sylvia Swift Subject: Re: "Culprit Zero" attribution On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Mark Mandel wrote: > Lest I compound the confusion of who said what when, here is (edited) > the text in which I found the expression "Culprit Zero". It was not used > by the columnist, Mary Schmich, but by Bob Weide, blah blah blah but schmich apparently also said it. from the version of the retraction i got: >I regret my part in circulating this cyber-myth and >wish to thank John LeBlanc for calling the error >to my attention and providing the URL for >the below column ( > > jessea greenman > > >---- > > TODAY'S COLUMN blah blah blah >Hoping to find the source of this prank, I traced one e-mail backward >from its last recipient, Hank De Zutter, a professor at Malcolm X College >in Chicago. He received it from a relative in New York, who received it >from a film producer in New York, who received it from a TV producer in >Denver, who received it from his sister, who received it. . . . > >I realized the pursuit of culprit zero would be endless. I gave up. > sylvia swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]