How about this one ~ Mark Felt was not 'Deep Throat" ~ rather, he was just a crazy old koot who'd begun to imagine himself to be "Deep Throat" (working on a body of reports the FBI had done on that matter and on the Watergate events).
The Post was quite happy to let him do that because it served their interests in keeping quiet the true identity of the real Deep Throat!
I love all of the theories postulated on FR. "Obama is the culmination of a master conspiracy that took place over decades of work and infiltration by the Bilderburgs and George Soros and something to do with a New World Order and yada yada yada....." And so on.
Could the conspiracy theories all be correct? Sure. But - for instance in the example above - is it just more likely that Obama is little more than an opportunistic political hack that saw a chance to become president and grabbed it? I think so.
When you get down to the bottom of it, there are three things that motivate people - money, sex, and greed. Or combinations of the three. All of the overly complex conspiracy mechinations usually can be distilled down to those three.