Washington Post Confirms 'Deep Throat' ID
- Washington Post Confirms 'Deep Throat' ID
By GREG SANDOVAL
May 31, 2005
17 minutes ago
The Washington Post said Tuesday that a former FBI official, W. Mark Felt, was the confidential source known as "Deep Throat" who provided the newspaper information that led to President Nixon's impeachment and eventual resignation.
The paper made its announcement on its Web site after Felt, 91 and living in California, talked to a lawyer who wrote a magazine article for Vanity Fair.
"The No. 2 guy from the FBI, that was a pretty good source," said Ben Bradlee, who had been the key editor at the Post in the Watergate era.
"I knew the paper was on the right track" in its investigative stories, Bradlee said, citing the "quality of the source."
Felt, the second-in-command at the FBI in the early 1970s, kept his secret even from his family for almost three decades before confiding he was Post reporter Bob Woodward's source on the Watergate scandal, according to a Vanity Fair article published Tuesday.
"I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat," he was quoted as telling lawyer John D. O'Connor, author of the magazine article.
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- It is with displeasure that I bring this up - because
I really appreciate the effort of anyone who takes the
time to contribute to this list - however I wonder
whether all of the smygo emails I recieve (and
recently they are A LOT! - consistently taking up the
majority of my account) are things I couldn't find
just by looking at the front page of the N.Y. Times...
- -Sorry - accidentally sent that off without
Anyway, essentially I would like to plead contributors
to really consider whether what they are sending in is
1. Something that someone normally wouldn't find in
his/her daily paper.
2. Something that pertains specifically to the
concerns of anarchists... (BTW - for me this means
that certain articles regarding strictly Socialist
matters, of which I seem to recieve in abundance,
ought to be excluded - if I want Socialist pamphlets I
know where to get them, etc..)
This is not so much a plea for censorship for the sake
of 'anarchist purity' or any such nonsense, but a plea
for a bit more self sensorship for the sake of keeping
our mailboxes a bit leaner and easier to manage...
Thanks in advance for the consideration.