Big news today about the FBI’s arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger, a fugitive on the organization’s most want list and on the lam for 16 years. Just as incredible as his story was the campaign to catch him.
The FBI did a PSA seeking information about Bulger’s companion Catherine Greig (you can check it out after the jump) that aired in 14 cities, issued a press release, and held a press conference about the case. Broadcast media scoffed. But days later, Bulgar, now 81 years old and the source material for Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed, was arrested.