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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

"History In The Making..."

It looks like "Deep Throat", Woodward's source for the Watergate stories, has outed himself. W. Mark Felt, a senior FBI official in the early 70s, is claiming that he was the source for most of Bob Woodward investigative journalism during that time. Lots of people have suspected it for some time, but up 'til now Woodward has always said that the source wanted to wait until after he was dead for his identity to be revealed.
Over at Democratic Underground, of course, they think the timing of the news was designed to distract from any mistakes President Bush makes at his press conference today. The tin foil must be on extra tight over there today...

Going Deep...

Update 1019 31 May: Here an advance copy of the Vanity Fair article (9 page .pdf file).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Felt was born in 1913 in Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1913. According to Vanity Fair, he was an outgoing, ambitious man raised in "modest circumstances." He graduated from the University of Idaho and became the head of his fraternity. From there he went to George Washington University Law School and married a fellow Idaho graduate, Audrey Robinson.

According to the L.A. Times, Nixon asked whether Felt was Catholic. Haldeman told him he was Jewish. Vanity Fair described Felt, whose ancestors were Irish, as claiming no religious affiliation. "It could be the Jewish thing. I don't know. It's always a possibility," Nixon wondered aloud.

5/31/2005 8:05 PM


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