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Deep Throat?

W. Mark Felt, was second-in-command of the FBI in the early 70s, and he has revealed that he was Deep Throat in an article for Vanity Fair. As the key source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during their Watergate investigation for The Washington Post, Deep Throat's information was critical. Their investigation and the resulting controversy culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

Felt, now 91, was always among those speculated to have been Deep Throat. He denied being Deep Throat in 1999. He has come out with the information now at the urging of his family. Woodward and Bernstein will neither confirm nor deny Felt's claim. They still plan to reveal their source's identity after s/he dies.

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earlgreyhot
May. 31st, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)
I just read that!

Interesting that the two journalists won't confirm or deny, considering I thought they originally said they wouldn't reveal the source unless s/he died OR released them from the agreement.

And wouldn't you think that TELLING EVERYONE YOURSELF would constitute releasing them from the agreement?
silverdee
May. 31st, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
I think there may be some sour grapes on their part because Felt stole their thunder.
onemeatball
May. 31st, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you posted this. I caught the tail-end of the story and was too lazy to check it out on the website. :P
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