Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Deep Throat Comes Clean

Via PoliticalWire comes news that W. Mark Felt, the number two man at the FBI during the Watergate era, has admitted to being "Deep Throat," the long-anonymous source quoted by Woodward and Bernstein in their Washington Post reporting. John O'Connor at Vanity Fair has an exclusive interview with Felt in that magazine's July issue [PDF available here].

More to come, undoubtedly!

[Update: MSNBC has this story on the Deep Throat news, noting that Carl Bernstein "issued a statement neither denying nor confirming Felt's claim. Bernstein stated he and Woodward would be keeping their pledge to reveal the source only once that person dies." -- 12:04 p.m.]

[Update: Some more stories on the news, from ABC, AP. -- 1:10 p.m.]

[Update: The Washington Post's Bob Woodward has confirmed that W. Mark Felt was in fact Deep Throat. CNN has just shown footage of Felt's daughter and grandson providing additional confirmation of the anonymous source's identity. -- 5:40 p.m.]

2 Comments:

At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Phil S. said...

Amazing how fast the conservative talking heads on the all-news channels are already disparaging Felt as a non-hero; because he did not go public and name (and arrest!) those that were breaking the laws inside the White House!! Of course, had he tried to do that, Felt would have been handled very quickly by his boss, L. Patrick Gray.

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger EG said...

It's funny how thirty years can change someone's outlook. In 1975, Deep Throat's identity was something next to knowing tomorrow's lottery numbers. Today, many people don't remember Watergate and have no interest in Depp Throat's identity.

 

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