"Deep Throat"'s identity revealed?

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Now all that remains is for Woodward to confirm that this is true.
     
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    Which, apparently, he's still not prepared to do -- even if it was Felt.
     
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    "Deep Throat" Steps from the shadows

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    Well this is good to know. Glad I lived long enough. :p
     
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    wow, was he ever expected as a possible source?

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    From what I understand he was the top suspected source. It's nice to know though.
     
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    Ya, infact as late as 99 or so he denied it again.
     
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    looks like a popular day for such things.

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    Guess we will not really know until then...
     
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    what's funny is that i had always suspected that it was Mr. Felt about whom Carly Simon was singing.
     
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    "...you probably think this leak is about you..."
     
  13. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If it is Felt (and he's not just saying this for the publicity), what would be the harm in Woodward and Bernstein confirming it now that the subject himself has revealed it?

    Of course, at 99, we may not have to wait long anyway. ;)
     
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    He's a mere 91. But it is interesting that media principals still aren't willing to confirm or deny when in theory the source they've been protecting doesn't want protection anymore.
     
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    Oops. Pasted that age myself, in the first post. :eek:

    Anyway, maybe it isn't him. He doesn't look anything like Hal Holbrook.
     
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    Simple $$$$.

    If Woodward and Bernstein keep to their guns and will not reveal the answer until Deep Throat dies then they can sell more copies of their inevitable book when it comes out. If they confirm that Felt is Deep Throat now then they loose a lot of book revenue and will have to compete with the inevitable book from the Felt family. This way the Felt's can profit from their book deal (although they would stand to profit more in the short term if W & B would confirm), and W & B can profit as well, (with a probable corresponding boost for the Felt book that could offset/exceed what they lost by being 'unconfirmed' for a few years).

    At least the Felt family is honest that they convinced Mark Felt to come forward so they could cash in on some of the mystery surrounding Deep Throat.
     
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    am i reading right that the Post confirmed it without Woodward doing so?
     
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    requires registration, had to hit bugmenot.com

     
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    And I always thought Deep Throat was Linda Lovelace...
     
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    this year i read woodward and bernstein's all the president's men and nixon:the final days and i thought i would have to wait some years before i found out how the whole story ended up...it wasn't complete without an identification of deep throat

    so when i found out this morning, i was very relieved and excited

    woodward and bernstein did mention earlier this year to larry king on cnn that it was someone who would be seen as an obvious source and now that the source, then the #2 man in the fbi, came out, it all now makes perfect sense

    nixon could have had a great presidential legacy but his resignation, made possible by deep throat, changed history

    anybody who is too young to remember the watergate story should read the book or at least rent the movie

    iran-contra gate or monica gate pale in comparison to watergate
     
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    What a wonderful nickname... :D

    No one ever calls me anything cool like that.. :(

    reality
     
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    Actually, Nixon's resignation was made possible by his criminality, first and foremost. His "legacy" might have remained intact had he not been caught in the act, but only because we might not have found out about his dirty trickery, and not because he hadn't abused the law and violated his oath of office.
     

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