Deep Throat dies

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  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Mark Felt, former deputy director of the FBI and of course Deep Throat of Watergate fame has died.

    So, was he right or wrong to reveal so much information to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein?

    Personally I feel he was right to give the Washington Post reports help in getting to the bottom of Watergate.


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  2. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    He was right to reveal information about Watergate. Nixon was a crook and needed to be caught and removed from office.
     
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    I always wondered why they gave him such a porno-sounding name...
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I totally forgot that was the guy's code name and expected something about a dead pornstar when I opened this thread.
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    ...and to think that if he didn't spill his guts a few years ago this thread would have never existed.

    :eek:creepy:eek:
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Well it would have probably existed, we would have just had to have waited for Linda Lovelace to die.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    No, but we would then have had Woodward and Bernstein finally telling us who Deep Throat was.
     
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    Because the movie was just hitting the circuit when they needed a name for him. One of the other editors at the Washington Post gave him the name.

    The guy has always been a hero of mine.

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    i admire this man. bringing down a corrupt government is a good thing. normally agencies wont do this because of corruption within the ranks.
     

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