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  • The Outing of Deep Throat

    04/10/2012 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | April 10, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    As the 40th anniversary of Watergate impends, we are to be bathed again in the great myth and morality play about the finest hour in all of American journalism. The myth? That two heroic young reporters at The Washington Post, guided by a secret source, a man of conscience they dubbed "Deep Throat," cracked the case and broke the scandal wide open, where the FBI, U.S. prosecutors and more experienced journalists floundered and failed. Through their tireless investigative reporting, they compelled the agencies of government to treat Watergate as the unprecedented constitutional crisis it was. No Pulitzer Prize was ever...
  • Declassified FBI report exposes Communist seedbed for Obama Associates — Part I

    09/27/2009 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies · 3,090+ views
    The Post & Mail ^ | September 26, 2009 | John Charlton
    The Post & Email has received tonight a decclassified FBI report admitted in evidence in the case brought against W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller by President Jimmy Carter’s U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Griffin B. Bell. This document was obtained by an American citizen, who wished to remain anonymous, via a FOIA request. Mr. W. Mark  Felt is none other than the informant who spoke with reporters from the Washington Post, exposing the Watergate Scandal:  who went by the name “Deep Throat” a fact that points to his political neutrality in American politics.What is not know about Mr. Felt...
  • On the Death of Deep Throat

    12/23/2008 12:45:13 PM PST · by donna · 34 replies · 1,318+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/23/2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "De mortuis nil nisi bonum." Of the dead, nothing but good. So said Dean Acheson of Sen. Joe McCarthy on his death in 1957. "Tailgunner Joe" had bedeviled the secretary of state for his lassitude toward communist penetration of State in President Truman's time. But the passing of Mark Felt, associate director of the FBI in the later Nixon years, lately exposed as "Deep Throat," the source for the Woodward-Bernstein stories, calls forth some rebuttal to the tributes lavished upon Felt as the honest lawman who saved our republic. When the Watergate break-in was traced to the Committee to Reelect...
  • Deep Throat: Too Late the Hero

    12/22/2008 5:01:36 AM PST · by RKV · 41 replies · 2,787+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 20 Dec. 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    When I decided to write something on Mark Felt who passed away this week at 95, an online friend, Narciso, wrote of the “incremental irony of Mark Felt.” When I asked him to elaborate he wrote back: He conducted illegal or at least dubious surveillance against the Weathermen, he then faults Nixon for the same tactics, he undermined his own agency and ultimately almost ended up in jail. Besides sage words about being wary of the motives of government employees bearing tales of corruption to the press, Narciso’s words constitute as complete an epitaph of Mark Felt as I can...
  • Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95

    12/19/2008 10:38:33 AM PST · by Publius804 · 48 replies · 1,641+ views ^ | December 19, 2008 | Associated Press
    Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95 SAN FRANCISCO — W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95. Felt died Thursday in Santa Rosa after suffering from congestive heart failure for several months, said family friend John D. O'Connor, who wrote the 2005 Vanity Fair article uncovering Felt's secret. The shadowy central figure in one of the most gripping political dramas of the 20th century, Felt insisted his alter ego be kept secret...
  • Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat' in Watergate reporting, dies

    12/18/2008 10:07:11 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 75 replies · 2,848+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 19, 2008 | Laura Norton
    Mark Felt, the FBI official who as the anonymous journalistic source "Deep Throat" helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon, died on Thursday at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 95. Felt suffered from congestive heart failure but the immediate cause of death was not known on Thursday night. "He was an important person for the history of our nation, but also such a gem and such a treasure to our family," said his grandson Nick Jones, who confirmed the death. "He was a great man." Jones said the family would issue a formal statement on Friday. In...
  • Writer's suit throws book at 'Deep Throat'

    07/08/2006 7:31:38 AM PDT · by RDTF · 11 replies · 1,136+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2006 | Jim McElhatton
    A D.C. author who co-wrote W. Mark Felts' 1979 memoir, in which the former top FBI official denied being the legendary Watergate source "Deep Throat," says in a lawsuit that he was tricked into signing away his rights to the work. Ralph de Toledano, in a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court here, states that Mr. Felt, his son and an attorney concealed their intention to disclose that Mr. Felt was indeed Deep Throat -- first in Vanity Fair magazine, then in a revised book. -snip- Mr. de Toledano says in his suit that California attorney John D. O'Connor...
  • 'Deep Throat' Saw Himself As 'Lone Ranger'

    04/25/2006 2:43:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,235+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/25/06 | Louise Chu - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - The man who revealed himself as Watergate's "Deep Throat" says in a new memoir that he saw himself as a "Lone Ranger" who could help derail a White House cover-up. In the memoir, which hit bookshelves Monday, former FBI second-in-command W. Mark Felt explains what motivated him to become the key source for Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the Watergate investigation. Felt said he was upset by the slow pace of the FBI investigation into the Watergate break-in and believed the press could apply some much-needed pressure on the administration to cooperate. "From...
  • 'Deep Throat' On Larry King Show on Tuesday, Pushing New Book (Interview w/Dementia Victim)

    04/24/2006 2:52:14 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 11 replies · 713+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Published: April 24, 2006 3:05 PM ET | By E&P Staff
    'Deep Throat' On Larry King Show on Tuesday, Pushing New Book By E&P Staff Published: April 24, 2006 3:05 PM ET NEW YORK W. Mark Felt, unmasked as fabled Watergate source "Deep Throat" last year, is scheduled to appear on Larry King's CNN interview show on Tuesday. He has a new book to promote, but at 92, and suffering from dementia, the high-profile interview is a bit of a surprise. CNN is promoting the appearance this way: "His secrets brought down a president. The man known as 'Deep Throat' gives an interview 30 years in the making. Tune in at...
  • Deep Throat's other secret: Wife's death was suicide

    04/23/2006 3:13:19 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 25 replies · 1,406+ views
    Washington Post via Seattle Times ^ | Sunday, April 23, 2006 | Lynne Duke
    W. Mark Felt, who for nearly 33 years denied he was Deep Throat, also held a tragic secret from most of his family: It was suicide, not a heart attack, that felled his wife after years of strain from Felt's FBI career and ensuing legal troubles. In his new book, "A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat' and the Struggle for Honor in Washington," Felt reveals for the first time that Audrey Robinson Felt, his wife of 46 years, shot herself in 1984 with his .38-caliber service revolver. The book, co-authored with John O'Connor, the lawyer whose Vanity Fair...
  • Woodwardgate: Deep Throat or Shallow Reporting?

    12/06/2005 8:20:40 AM PST · by Fedora · 20 replies · 7,364+ views
    Original FReeper research | 12/06/2005 | Fedora
    Woodwardgate: Deep Throat or Shallow Reporting?By Fedora One, Woodward wrote about how Deep Throat, he had a long friendship with Deep Throat. There's no evidence that he ever had any kind of friendship with Mark Felt. Secondly, why would the number two man at the FBI choose to confide in a young metro reporter for 'The Washington Post' who had only been there for nine months? Three, Deep Throat is given credit by Woodward with the story of the destruction of the tape. How would Mark Felt have known about that? On the other side of the coin, Mark Felt...
  • (Judith) Miller presents award to 'Deep Throat'

    10/15/2005 9:43:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 698+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    FULLERTON, Calif. - Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who was jailed for protecting a confidential source, presented an award Saturday to perhaps the most famous confidential source — the man known as "Deep Throat." The award presented by the California First Amendment Coalition was accepted by the grandson of former FBI Associate Director W. Mark Felt because the 92-year-old could not make the trip. Miller lauded Felt as a courageous man who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the secrets of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Nixon. "Without Mark...
  • NYT: Sales Lag for Book on Deep Throat

    08/17/2005 6:26:53 AM PDT · by OESY · 61 replies · 1,128+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2005 | EDWARD WYATT
    It is the ultimate Washington story, told by the ultimate Washington chronicler. But in Washington and just about everywhere else, sales of "The Secret Man," Bob Woodward's story of the source known as Deep Throat, have been underwhelming. At Politics and Prose, a well-known independent bookstore in Washington, sales were "not very good, compared to expectations," said Mark LaFramboise, who ordered 400 copies of the book for the store. As of last week, Politics and Prose had sold "60-something," he said. "I expected it to be a blockbuster," he said. "I was wrong." At Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City,...
  • Joan Felt: The Leftist Voice Behind "Deep Throat"

    08/13/2005 5:33:09 AM PDT · by Frank T · 17 replies · 1,067+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 12, 2005 | James R. Whelan
    Santiago, Chile - W. Mark Felt managed to remain in history’s shadows for more than 30 years. It would seem that his energetic daughter Joan, the person most influential in persuading her father to make public his role as “Deep Throat,” also had a past in her past. Daughter Joan played a prominent role not only in “outing” her now-invalid 91-year-old father, but also in engineering book and movie deals. Long-estranged, father and daughter reconciled after he was widowed in the 1980s, and he has lived with her since. Following his Deep Throat revelation in June, Felt has been praised...
  • Woodward offers insight on Bush, Nixon, politics (Woodward Foresees Clinton-Cheney Race In 2008)

    08/10/2005 1:21:39 PM PDT · by jdm · 18 replies · 771+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | August 10, 2005 | Catherine Lutz
    Noted journalist Bob Woodward offered his insights on topics ranging from Nixon to Bush, current political issues and the role of journalism during a speech to an overflow crowd at Paepcke Auditorium on Tuesday night. Not once did he mention Mark Felt, the former FBI assistant director nicknamed "Deep Throat" who was Woodward's key anonymous source in uncovering the Watergate scandal. Woodward's latest book chronicles the story of "Deep Throat," but the audience members clearly had more current issues on their minds. Using numerous anecdotes from his 35-year journalism career, Woodward didn't make definitive conclusions about issues but let facts...
  • Like Felt, Rove exposed wrongdoing to public-(but Rove is TEN TIMES the man that Felt ever was!)

    07/20/2005 8:49:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 438+ views
    Karl Rove — whistleblower, patriot and hero. That's an epitaph you won't read with regard to the Valerie Plame kerfuffle. But those are precisely the words that dominated commentary about Watergate leaker Mark Felt little more than a month ago. Felt, of course, did the country a great service by secretly revealing to the media the cancer that was growing on the Nixon presidency. But Felt, it should be remembered, had more than simply altruistic motives for doing so. Richard Nixon slighted Felt by passing over him for the top job at the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover's death. That...
  • From Mark Felt to Karl Rove

    07/18/2005 8:32:44 AM PDT · by mathprof · 24 replies · 1,090+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/18/05 | Howard Kurtz
    hirty-three years after Bob Woodward first met Mark Felt in an Arlington parking garage, echoes of the Watergate era seem to be everywhere. But the comparisons for the press are not all that flattering. Liberal critics of the media, who believe journalists abysmally failed to challenge the president's WMD claims during the Iraq war buildup, feel vindicated by news that two reporters were granting Karl Rove anonymity as he tried to undermine a prominent debunker of those claims, Joe Wilson, by mentioning his wife's CIA role. Some even fault Judith Miller for her act of conscience in going to jail,...
  • Old Agents (Before L. Patrick Gray and W. Mark Felt there was J. Edgar Hoover.)

    07/05/2005 10:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 312+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 7/6/2005 | Jay D. Homnick
    Who knew that all those years we were watching men in gray felt hats on The FBI catching the bad guys, their agency was really a house divided between, as it turns out, Mr. Gray and Mr. Felt? Now we are being treated to the spectacle of a public joust between these two gentlemen. Mr. Gray is saying that he was never really a louse but that louse Felt was leaking to make him look like a louse. Mr. Felt says that he may have been a louse but only because that louse Gray was lousing things up and to...
  • Felt Gave Identity Away in 1976, Book Reveals - (Woodward's new book, "The Secret Man")

    07/01/2005 10:20:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 688+ views
    In "The Secret Man," to be published next week by Simon & Schuster, Woodward writes that he learned in 1976 from then-assistant attorney general Stanley Pottinger that Felt, who had been the number two man at the FBI, had given himself away while testifying before a grand jury. Asked "Were you Deep Throat," Felt initially said "No," but his manner alerted Pottinger to the probability that he was lying. Woodward also reveals for the first time the address of the famous Virginia parking garage where most of his meetings with Deep Throat were conducted: 1401 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn. The...
  • Felt Denied Being 'Deep Throat' to Jury (Perjury!)

    06/30/2005 5:10:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 969+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/30/05 | AP
    A new book about "Deep Throat" by Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward says W. Mark Felt denied being the Watergate source during a 1976 grand jury appearance, according to USA Today. The book, "The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat," says Felt hastily withdrew his denial when a Justice Department official reminded him he was under oath, according to the newspaper, which said it obtained a copy from a Virginia bookstore that mistakenly put copies out for sale. The book is due in stores next Wednesday. According to USA Today, the book says Woodward suspected that someone at the Post was...
  • Ex-Boss: Revenge Motivated 'Deep Throat'

    06/26/2005 9:33:11 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 7 replies · 603+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2005 | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
    L. Patrick Gray, the FBI chief during the Watergate break-in, says he believes deputy W. Mark Felt became the anonymous source known as Deep Throat because he was angry at being passed over as J. Edgar Hoover's successor and wanted to sabotage Gray. "I think there was a sense of revenge in his heart, and a sense of dumping my candidacy, if you will," Gray told ABC's "This Week" during an interview for its Sunday broadcast.
  • Ex-Boss: Revenge Motivated 'Deep Throat'

    06/26/2005 7:03:19 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 21 replies · 974+ views
    AP ^ | 6/26/05 | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL
    L. Patrick Gray, the FBI chief during the Watergate break-in, says he believes deputy W. Mark Felt became the anonymous source known as Deep Throat because he was angry at being passed over as J. Edgar Hoover's successor and wanted to sabotage Gray. "I think there was a sense of revenge in his heart, and a sense of dumping my candidacy, if you will," Gray told ABC's "This Week" during an interview for its Sunday broadcast. Gray, who was selected to lead the FBI the day after Hoover's death on May 2, 1972, also says he refused White House demands...
  • Ex-FBI Chief: Watergate Docs Outed JFK

    06/26/2005 3:20:55 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 2,118+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/26/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Speaking out for the first time since the Watergate scandal ended his career, former acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray revealed Sunday that documents the White House ordered to him to hide implicated President John F. Kennedy in political and sexual misconduct. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," the 88-year-old Gray described a June 28, 1972 White House meeting with Nixon counsel John Dean, where Dean handed him a mysterious envelope. "Dean told me that this envelope contained papers that were removed from [Watergate co-conspirator] E. Howard Hunt's safe, [saying], 'They have nothing to do with the Watergate investigation - but...
  • FBI Boss: Felt Acted on Revenge

    06/26/2005 3:17:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 411+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/26/05 | AP
    L. Patrick Gray, the FBI chief during the Watergate break-in, says he believes deputy W. Mark Felt became the anonymous source known as Deep Throat because he was angry at being passed over as J. Edgar Hoover's successor and wanted to sabotage Gray. "I think there was a sense of revenge in his heart, and a sense of dumping my candidacy, if you will," Gray told ABC's "This Week" during an interview for its Sunday broadcast. Gray, who was selected to lead the FBI the day after Hoover's death on May 2, 1972, also says he refused White House demands...
  • Woodward's Debt to Deep Throat (Sydney H. Schanberg of "The Killing Fields" tells Woodward: pay up)

    06/24/2005 7:33:43 PM PDT · by summer · 63 replies · 1,075+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | June 21st, 2005 | Sydney H. Schanberg
    Woodward's Debt to Deep Throat After the big stories, sometimes more than credit is due, sources say, by Sydney H. Schanberg June 21st, 2005 12:40 PM   The Watergate story 33 years ago can be fairly marked as the starting point of the age of journalists as celebrities. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein weren't celebrities when they cracked the story for The Washington Post, but they soon would be, and a wave of emulators quickly began applying to journalism schools. Woodward in particular has remained a celebrity and striver for attention. He has also been a diligent worker, turning out...
  • The Other Watergate Conspiracy - (G. Gordon Liddy says John Dean really behind Watergate)

    06/22/2005 6:34:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 2,354+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 22, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    One of the main culprits of the Watergate scandal, John Dean, who spent 4 months in prison, surfaced as a media hero. He has also surfaced as an expert on the alleged scandalous behavior of the Bush Administration. He wrote the book, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush. But the facts, which have survived several challenges in court, indicate that Dean had a much bigger role in Watergate than reported by Woodward and Bernstein. The book Silent Coup argues that the Watergate break-ins were really meant to cover up embarrassing information about a call-girl ring whose...
  • Chuck Colson; Above the law?

    06/21/2005 5:50:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies · 558+ views ^ | 6/21/05 | Chuck Colson
    Will it never go away; will Deep Throat not peacefully fade into the sunset? It’s over—the greatest political mystery of modern times solved. But, alas, no. According to the Washington Post, Mssrs. Woodward and Bernstein, the investigative reporters who won Pulitzer prizes for bringing down the Nixon administration with the cooperation of Deep Throat, have a book coming out on July 6. These reporters are really something! I mean, I take a couple years to write a book; they have done it in a few weeks. Why would you hurry a book like this, or was it all written in...
  • On second thought (Revisionism on Nixon is Itself Being Revised)

    06/19/2005 9:17:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 719+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 19, 2005 | David M. Shribman
    Sometimes a great nation changes its mind. Sometimes that's a good thing The most jarring thing I read last week was a headline. My guess is that the headline, in a British newspaper, may be the most jarring thing you read this week: Nixon Becomes Watergate Hero. Forget for a moment the argument, which is hard to summarize and even harder to support. The important thing is that the way we look at Watergate is changing even if only one fact about Watergate has changed. (That would be the identity of Deep Throat. He was former FBI official Mark Felt.)The...
  • Redford Says He Linked Deep Throat to FBI (Barf Alert)

    06/17/2005 11:33:11 PM PDT · by Jenya · 3 replies · 625+ views
    Redford Says He Linked Deep Throat to FBI Jun 17, 11:00 PM (ET) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Robert Redford, who played Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in "All the President's Men," said he used to speculate on who Deep Throat was and had figured "it probably had to do with the FBI." Redford said the revelation that former Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt was Deep Throat, the Post's secret informant in the Watergate scandal, has him "waiting to see if anybody is going to connect where we were then and where we are now, because the same elements are...
  • Deep Throat movie deal

    06/16/2005 11:28:46 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 601+ views ^ | 17 June 2005
    HOLLYWOOD star Tom Hanks' production firm has signed a deal with the man known as Deep Throat to turn his story into a movie, industry press said today. Former FBI agent Mark Felt, who last month revealed he was the Deep Throat who helped reporters expose US president Richard Nixon's role in the Watergate scandal, is understood to have inked the deal with Universal Pictures on behalf of Hanks' Playtone company. The rights, along with those to a book, were sold for around $US1 million ($1.3 million), according to The New York Times. Entertainment industry bible Daily Variety said the...
  • 'Deep Throat' Sells Story

    06/16/2005 9:37:17 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 625+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/16/05 | EDWARD WYATT
    Universal Pictures and PublicAffairs have agreed to pay close to $1 million to buy the film and book rights to the life story of W. Mark Felt, people involved in the deal said yesterday. Mr. Felt is the former F.B.I. official who recently said he was Deep Throat, the secret source for Bob Woodward, the Washington Post reporter, during the Watergate investigation. The potential sale has been the subject of intense speculation in the publishing industry and in Hollywood since Mr. Felt's identity was revealed last month in an article in Vanity Fair magazine. The contracts, which are expected to...
  • Deep Throat Family Cuts Publishing, Film Pacts

    06/16/2005 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 17 replies · 883+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/16/2005 | Bob Thompson
    Deep Throat has a book deal and a movie deal, and he could end up being played by Tom Hanks. The family of 91-year-old W. Mark Felt, who revealed his role as The Washington Post's key Watergate source two weeks ago, has chosen PublicAffairs Books to publish a combination of autobiography and biography, publisher and CEO Peter Osnos said last night. Osnos said that Universal Pictures has optioned Felt's life story and the book for a movie to be developed by Hanks's production company, Playtone. He said the book will blend Felt's own writing about his life, including his out-of-print...
  • Deep Throat film rights bought by Hanks' firm

    06/16/2005 10:40:32 AM PDT · by Howlin · 242 replies · 2,409+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | June 16, 2005 | Chris Johnston
    Tom Hanks' production company has bought the film rights to the life story of Mark Felt, the former FBI official recently revealed to have been Deep Throat, it was reported today. Universal Pictures is understood to have secured the rights for development by Playtone, the company co-owned by Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the New York Times reported today. The rights, along with those for a book to be published by respected non-fiction house PublicAffairs, are believed to have been sold for almost $1 million (£550,000). Peter Osnos, the chief executive of PublicAffairs, said the book is expected to be published...
  • Deep Throat led search for himself (an operator who shielded himself while feeding W&B)

    06/15/2005 4:35:37 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies · 706+ views
    STAR LEDGER ^ | Wednesday, June 15, 2005 | REUTERS
    W. Mark Felt......twice led FBI probes into finding Deep Throat, according to a report in the magazine The Nation. Combing through originally confidential FBI files now available to the public, David Corn and Jeff Goldberg found documents that showed Felt was in charge of finding unnamed source for Bob Woodward's and Carl Bernstein's Washington Post scoops that helped bring down President Richard Nixon. "How Deep Throat Fooled the FBI," shows how Felt cunningly threw the federal agency off his trail..... posted on the magazine's Web site ( newsstands June 23. "He was much more than a secret sharer. He was...
  • Felt in charge of ID'ing 'Deep Throat'-(the ultimate CYA assignment;Nixon appoints Felt as sleuth!)

    06/14/2005 8:38:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 305+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 14, 2005 | Staff Writer
    The Nixon administration put the FBI's Mark Felt – who recently admitted to being "Deep Throat," the Watergate source of the Washington Post – in charge of finding out the informant's identity, reported The Nation. The publication says it has obtained once confidential FBI documents that reveal Felt was asked to find out who in the administration was leaking damaging information to the Post's Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters who published a series of stories credited with bringing Nixon down. An article by The Nation Washington editor David Corn and independent TV producer Jeff Goldberg states Felt, who...
  • Mark Felt was told to find Deep Throat -magazine

    06/14/2005 6:37:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 1,429+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/14/05 | Larry Fine
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mark Felt, the former FBI official who unmasked himself as the legendary "Deep Throat" source who leaked Watergate secrets, twice led FBI probes into finding Deep Throat, The Nation magazine said on Tuesday. Combing through originally confidential FBI files now available to the public, co-writers David Corn and Jeff Goldberg found documents that showed Felt in charge of finding the source of Bob Woodward's and Carl Bernstein's Washington Post scoops that helped bring down President Richard Nixon. "How Deep Throat Fooled the FBI," which shows how Felt cunningly threw the federal agency off his trail, will...
  • Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project?

    06/13/2005 1:16:58 PM PDT · by Destro · 46 replies · 2,396+ views ^ | 09/06/2005 - 19:26 | Thien Vehl
    Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project? Thien Vehl, jeudi, 09/06/2005 - 19:26 Fil de presse | Politique A few years ago while in San Francisco, Bob Woodward made an intriguing remark. He told the San Francisco Chronicle he wouldn’t expose Deep Throat until the man died but that when he died people would begin to research the case and one thing would lead to another. Woodward said it would all lead to a “fantastic” discovery. Now that we know that Deep Throat was W. Mark Felt, former #2 man at the FBI and the architect of J. Edgar Hoover’s...
  • The Contradiction of 'Deep Throat'

    06/12/2005 3:43:13 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 12 replies · 813+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2005 | John W. Nields
    The news that W. Mark Felt, former deputy director of the FBI, is "Deep Throat" -- that it was he who played a key role in exposing and bringing to justice the people who authorized the 1972 Watergate break-in -- came as an unexpected revelation to many. But it was particularly unexpected for me, because, together with others, I prosecuted Mark Felt for a series of illegal and unconstitutional break-ins that he had authorized. In late 1972 and early 1973, during the same period when he was investigating the Watergate break-in, Felt authorized FBI agents in New York and New...
  • Felt's Daughter Tied to Cult

    06/12/2005 2:03:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 87 replies · 3,129+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/12/05 | Carl Limbacher
    As an FBI agent under J. Edgar Hoover like all Bureau men of his time, Mark Felt was a spit and polish company man who spent much of his time investigating radical hippie movements, wiretapping groups like the Weather Underground and registering disgust over the so-called free love counter-culture. But apparently the counter-culture had captured his own daughter Joan. In an extensive profile of Felt's rebel daughter the Washington Post revealed her ties to the Adidam cult. The paper reported that the cult’s leader is a "a self-proclaimed guru who, in two California lawsuits and several public statements 20 years...
  • Deep Throat's Daughter, The Kindred Free Spirit

    06/12/2005 12:02:02 AM PDT · by red state girl · 32 replies · 1,679+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/2005 | Lynne Duke
    W. Mark Felt and Joan Felt are like many fathers and daughters. Their roles have been reversed by time. The 61-year-old daughter now takes care of the 91-year-old father as his health falters, his twilight deepens. ...... One can easily imagine each being embarrassed by the other, so different were they then. The establishment father. The hippie daughter. And even more striking contrasts have emerged since Joan Felt became a public figure through her father's unmasking. But who is Joan Felt? And where was she while her father was skulking in a Rosslyn parking garage confirming hunches about the Watergate...
  • Was Nixon set up?

    06/12/2005 3:16:05 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 36 replies · 1,748+ views ^ | Dateline D.C. | June 12, 2005
    WASHINGTON -- It was a different era with new values. There were ongoing battles in Vietnam with heavy U.S. casualties. The Vietnamese communists were finding assistance in America from our homegrown revolutionaries -- the Weathermen, the Black Liberation Army, the Puerto Rican Young Lords and a large anti-draft movement posing as peace-at-any-price groups.
  • Deep Throat identity isn't the most important mystery we want solved

    06/10/2005 8:41:29 AM PDT · by manny613 · 8 replies · 883+ views
    Largely lost in last week's tawdry torrent of media self-aggrandizement upon Mark Felt's confession-for-a-price that he was Deep Throat was the plain fact that most Americans didn't really care about the identity of Bob Woodward's Watergate source. What might have been a stunning revelation 25 years ago, when the series of Nixon White House scandals were still fresh, is now, even to those of us who raptly followed Woodward and Carl Bernstein's Washington Post reporting (and books and movie), a vaguely curious footnote. As for those under 40, even the minority of people who are consumed with current events, the...
  • `Deep Throat,' Tripp both have stuff of heroes

    06/09/2005 12:49:58 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 659+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-2-05 | John Kass
    With so much attention rightfully being paid to the unmasking of W. Mark Felt as "Deep Throat," the source of Watergate fame, it was time for a cultural experiment. So I typed "W. Mark Felt" into the news bar in Google and pressed the "enter" key. (snip) But cultural experiments must be fair. Otherwise, angry Nixonians could accuse me of liberal elitism, or is that elite mainstream mediaism? To add balance, I typed in "Linda Tripp" next to Felt's name and pressed the enter key. Guess what happened? Not much. (snip) So Felt is the hero. And last I heard,...
  • Tape captures Nixon-Felt conversation about Wallace assassination attempt

    06/09/2005 2:58:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,039+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/9/05 | Pete Yost - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a phone call between President Nixon and the man who would become "Deep Throat," the president instructed FBI official Mark Felt to aggressively pursue the case against the gunman who shot George Wallace. There must be no public suspicion of a cover-up, Nixon said, in the wounding of the Alabama governor who was then running for president. The May 15, 1972, phone call is believed to be the only tape-recorded conversation between Nixon and Felt, the No. 2 FBI official. Nixon expressed satisfaction when Felt told him the suspect had some cuts and bruises. "I hope...
  • The Unusual Suspects - (Burt Prelutsky on who "Deep Throat" really was........and why. Funny!)

    06/09/2005 9:19:27 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 600+ views
    Like most people, I had long wondered about the identity of Deep Throat. Now that W. Mark Felt has stepped forward confessing to having been Mr. Throat, I can scratch the two likeliest suspects from my short list. That would be Richard Nixon and me. I suppose some explanation is required. For openers, I never for a moment suspected Alexander Haig. He always loved the spotlight far too much to hide in the shadows, lurking in parking structures, whispering secrets to Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein. I had a couple of reasons for thinking that President Nixon had orchestrated his...
  • Actor Robert Redford's reaction to 'Deep Throat'

    06/09/2005 9:06:45 AM PDT · by lainie · 41 replies · 1,509+ views
    Hardball ^ | 6/1/2005
    Robert Redford played "Washington Post" reporter Bob Woodward in "All the President’s Men." He also produced that film, which included various scenes of Robert Redford as Bob Woodward meeting his source in secluded locations. With the unraveling of the Deep Throat mystery Tuesday, Robert Redford sat down with Chris Matthews to share his experiences making the movie, working with Woodward and Bernstein, and the mystery of Deep Throat. I was attracted to the story, because I think that’s the basis of any good entertainment, starting with a good story. It was 1972 that I actually got involved with it. At...
  • Why Did Deep Throat Leak?

    06/09/2005 8:32:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies · 741+ views
    Slate ^ | June 2, 2005 | Jack Shafer
    Why Did Deep Throat Leak? Hint: It wasn't out of a sense of patriotism. By Jack Shafer Posted Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 4:28 PM PT The unmasking of Deep Throat by Vanity Fair bolsters journalist Edward Jay Epstein's outsider view that press coverage of Washington scandals depends as much—or more—on the motives of the government institutions and investigators involved in the story than it does the intrepid reporters "breaking" the news. A "sustaining myth of journalism," as Epstein wrote 30 years ago in Commentary about the book All the President's Men, holds that reporters pry secrets out of government....
  • Donald Trump: Felt is Scum (Vanity)

    06/09/2005 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 71 replies · 2,139+ views
    Moments ago on Fox News cable show, Dayside with Linda Vester, the guest hosts asked Donald Trump was asked his opinion about Mark Felt's disclosure he was Deep Throat. Paraphrasing Trump, he said Felt was scum, disloyal, betrayed the FBI, his President and the country. The audience applauded. I'm not usually a Trump fan, but I appplauded too. At first, I was not sure he said what he said. But, sure enough, he repeated himself, "He is scum."
  • The Mark Felt Four

    06/09/2005 7:11:40 AM PDT · by wildbill · 12 replies · 761+ views Opinion Alert ^ | 6/09/2005 | Gary Aldrich
    The FBI is in the news again, and yet again, the news isn’t good. The legendary crime-fighting, spy-catching agency that J. Edgar Hoover founded can’t get a break. First it was revealed that Mark Felt, the number two executive to Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray, was “Deep Throat,” and that Felt was all but passing out official FBI FD-302’s, which are reports of interrogations with key witnesses in the Watergate case.
  • Blumenthal: Nixon's empire strikes back (Longs for the salad days of his evil empire)

    06/08/2005 7:52:58 PM PDT · by USAfearsnobody · 15 replies · 731+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday June 9, 2005 | Sidney Blumenthal
    Nixon's empire strikes back Bush's imperial project has succeeded by learning the chief lesson of Watergate - muzzle the press. Sidney Blumenthal Thursday June 9, 2005 Guardian The unveiling of the identity of Deep Throat - Mark Felt, the former deputy director of the FBI - seemed affirm the story of Watergate as the triumph of the lone journalist supported from the shadows by a magically appearing secret source. Shazam! The outlines of the fuller story we now know, thanks not only to Felt's selfunmasking but to disclosures the Albany Times Union of upstate New York, unreported so far by...