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The Red Flag in the Flowerpot (Ben Bradlee has doubts about Deep Throat story)
New Yorker ^ | 4/29/2012 | Jeff Himmelman

Posted on 04/29/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT by BigMacGOP

One day in early 2007, Bob Woodward poked his head into my office. He and his wife, Elsa, had been out for dinner the night before with Ben Bradlee and his wife, Sally Quinn. Bradlee had written a memoir in 1995, but he had another book left on his contract, and he and Sally were looking for somebody to help them out. “I told them they should hire you,” Bob said.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: bernstein; bradlee; watergate; woodward
Very interesting new facts regarding the story behind Woodward & Bernstein's version of events regarding Watergate. Sounds like Ben Bradlee had more than his share of doubts about their stories, including the fact that 'Z' was a Grand Juror in the case.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT by BigMacGOP
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To: BigMacGOP

Bob posts at FR, so be careful who you swap stories with BigMac. Last year, I posted what I learned from GG Liddy and Woodward was anxious to learn what Gordon shared with me in about Watergate. He’s a real good guy BTW


2 posted on 04/29/2012 7:16:18 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: BigMacGOP

Bob posts at FR, so be careful who you swap stories with BigMac. Last year, I posted what I learned from GG Liddy and Woodward was anxious to learn what Gordon shared with me in about Watergate. He’s a real good guy BTW


3 posted on 04/29/2012 7:17:06 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: BigMacGOP

I’ve always speculated that the twin facts that Deep Throat knew so much and yet wasn’t identified by Nixon or anyone else is (was, will be, has been) evidence that time travel is possible (It will be happened; it shall be going to be happening; it will be was an event that could will have been taken place in the future).

But what do I know? I’m a nut-job conspiracy theorist...


4 posted on 04/29/2012 7:22:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1195 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still...])
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To: null and void

Dang

I thought I had it made.

IBTTCT

In Before Time Travel Conspiracy Theorist


5 posted on 04/29/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: ThomasThomas

You have to get up mighty early yesterday morning to beat me...


6 posted on 04/29/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1195 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still...])
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To: null and void
The Cuban defendants (one aspect of the Watergate event) were domiciled by the court on the 7th floor of the building I lived in.

Earlier OTHERS who became involved in the Watergate event were also resident in that building ~ even attended what I took to be a beer party where I was introduced to Howard Hunt ~ and others.

The KGB guy resident in DC who held the money stash for the big boys who'd visit from time to time lived across the hall. There were Congressional aides, spies (ours and theirs), state department folks with access to permanently leased apartments (In that building), and billeting for Secret Service guys on the top floor.

On any given day you could find the Attorney General's wife at the next door Drug Fair buying hair dye, leaving the limo and the driver out front.

The PLO (and their friends) dominated the coffee shop in that same Drug Fair.

Arlington Towers was SPOOK CENTRAL back in the day.

So, the question is did the "Posties" do their information acquisition there at Arlington Towers, or elsewhere as they said in the various articles and books they've produced on the matter?

One place in one of the books clearly describes a spot I knew well ~ inside the only parking garage on the site ~

If so, Felt wasn't "Deep Throat" ~ and as Ben guesses no such individual may have existed.

7 posted on 04/29/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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and as Ben guesses no such individual may have existed.

Yet...

8 posted on 04/29/2012 7:43:59 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1195 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still...])
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I only caught the ending of a radio appearance about two weeks ago by an author with a new book about Watergate.

From what I gleamed, the guy that claimed he was Deep Throat was in fact the #2 guy at the FBI, and fed the then-junior reporters the FBI-collected info.

Why? He was ticked off at Nixon because J. Edgar had just died, and Nixon went outside for the new Director, and #2 expected the job.

And Nixon did eventually find out who was feeding the WaPo.

I didn't get either the author or the title, but it must be a very recent release.

I'll speculate and say this is Bradlee's response to that book's publication. I don't recall Bradlee being mentioned during the appearance, but I could have missed that part.

9 posted on 04/29/2012 8:04:24 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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the guy that claimed he was Deep Throat was in fact the #2 guy at the FBI

You gleamed that huh?

10 posted on 04/29/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: STD

Just to be clear - Bob - who?


11 posted on 04/29/2012 8:33:46 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Zimmered": To make a crime victim a criminal so racists can make money. freeper GrandJediMasterYoda)
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To: STD
Now I'm as confused as ever. I thought Mark Felt confessed to being Deep Throat shortly before he died. It made perfect sense-- a spoiled boob who did not get the coveted top job turning on his boss and getting millions of innocent Indochinese killed in the process from the resulting political upheaval.

But, otoh, Felt was such a boob that he may have made a false confession just to get the attention he so craved. I think I need to buy more tinfoil for my hat!

12 posted on 04/29/2012 8:38:00 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: STD
Woodward posts here? Now that would be fun? I would be more than very skeptical !
13 posted on 04/29/2012 9:03:23 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: BigMacGOP
Felt HAS to be Deep Throat ...

I like being able to say that I graduated from the same High School as Deep Throat!!
14 posted on 04/30/2012 12:17:11 AM PDT by StevieB
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Felt was deep into providing validation for information the Post had acquired through other means. He probably imagined that he was Deep Throat.

Really, wouldn't you think a guy who thought he should become the FBI Director might be a little strange!,P>What we have here is one of the folks who KNEW all the stuff the Post had dug up telling us that Felt didn't corroborate all of it ~ which means the FBI never did find out everything.

15 posted on 04/30/2012 7:10:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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