Skip to comments.Deep Throat and Genocide
Posted on 06/01/2005 5:55:15 AM PDT by veronica
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I don't know why he made the decision to cover-up the break-in --- which was about Dean getting pictures that would tie his future wife to a call-girl ring connected to the DNC.
Yep. Now they're saying that Deep Throat wasn't really important. He was only confirming what they already knew.
Deep Throat pulled the rug out from under Woodward and Bernstein and the WP. They were waiting for Felts to kick the bucket so they could bring out the story. Felts upstaged them. :)
Felt grabs the glory, the accolade, the fame, the money, the hero myth, and most important, the importance, right from under the startled noses of Woodward and Bernstein. Who cares what wannabe gate keeping messengers write when you can get the story straight from the the horse's mouth? Felts definitely rains on Woodward and Berstein's parade. Olds Media Schadenfreude.
*He* didn't. Subordinates did. There is considerable evidence that he knew nothing about it at the time, rather than just no evidence he knew about it. As I recall, when Nixon learned of the break-ins, he referred to G. Gordon Liddy as being "some kind of nut."
He covered it up so the MSM wouldn't hang him with it.
"Nixon claims secret plan" is a MSM storyline. The mists of time dim the actual Nixon statement, but "I have a secret plan" is not something that Nixon actually said. It would be quite interesting to see the actual quote, in light of the perspective of history.
As Stein notes, if Nixon hadn't been taken out by Watergate, and had been able to enforce the Paris peace accord, millions of people would not have been killed who in fact were killed. "Four years of death under his watch" looks a little different in that context. At least to me.
Exclusive Interview: Harry Reems
"Inside Deep Throat"
Posted: Thursday February 10th, 2005 5:17PM
Author: Paul Fischer
Location: Park City, UT
33 years ago Harry Reems became an unwilling legend of an era that reinforced sexual liberalisation. The most famous male porn star of all time, Reems became the darling of a new sexual and Cultural Revolution, but when push came to shove, Reems, after being arrested and used as a pawn in the conservative 1970s political arena, Hollywood's establishment eventually abandoned him. For almost two decades, Reems would be forgotten, an alcoholic and homeless. Now, as Deep Throat has taken on a whole new meaning, Reems is alcohol-free, married and a highly successful real estate broker in, of all places, Park City, Utah, home of the annual Sundance Film Festival. Interest in Reems has resurfaced, thanks to the much acclaimed documentary Inside Deep Throat, which chronicles the highs and lows of a film and industry that changed the course of sexuality and American politics. Avoiding the spotlight for over 20 years, Reems spent some time detailing a life that is at times funny, tragic and ultimately uplifting, as PAUL FISCHER discovered when he spent some time chatting to the once infamous actor about a life less ordinary.
The trademark moustache is gone, and Harry Reems, now 56, is at the Sundance Film Festival to reflect on a life marred with alcohol, sex and renewed faith and optimism. He was at Sundance to attend the world premiere of Inside Deep Throat, marking the first time in over 20 years that Reems, star of over a hundred porn films, would talk openly about the film that made him an unlikely celebrity. Sitting in a small hotel room n Park City, Reems, who was starting to lose his voice at this point, recalled a youth defined by religion and repression. "My grandparents were orthodox Jews from the old country, but my parents kind of broke that barrier and ate ham, fish and lobster as well as played golf on the Sabbath," Reems recalls, smilingly. "They never really taught us very much about Judaism, although my brother and I were bar-mitzvahed, but after that we never even went to synagogue."
Harry was born Herbert Streicher in New York's Manhattan "and lived my first five years in the Bronx. Then we moved up to Westchester County to a town called Harrison", Reems recalls. Reems joined the military and left the Marine Corps in 1967. Initially intent on being an actor, Harry studied acting with Lee Strasberg and was a founding member of the experimental theatre company, Cafe la Mama. From such lofty beginnings, Harry Reems was surprisingly born. "I needed to supplement the income, because this was off, off Broadway and so a fellow actor said: I know where you can make 100 bucks and get laid at the same time," he says, laughingly.