Skip to comments.Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95
Posted on 12/19/2008 10:38:33 AM PST by Publius804
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 when he leaked damaging information about President Richard Nixon and his aides to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward.
While some including Nixon and his aides speculated that Felt was the source who connected the White House to the June 1972 break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, he steadfastly denied the accusations until finally coming forward in May 2005.
"I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat," Felt told O'Connor for the Vanity Fair article, creating a whirlwind of media attention. The man who had kept his secret for decades, weakened by a stroke, did not do much talking he merely waved to the media from the front door of his daughter's Santa Rosa home.
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AFAIC this man is a rat on a par with Joe Valachi or Salvatore Gravano.
If their souls end up in the same place now Nixon and Hoover can kick his traitorious ass around.
GG Liddy and others have claimed this man could not alone be “Deep Throat” as they claim he wasn’t privileged to all of the information that W&B attribute to Deep Throat.
I thought he died within months after the article was published.
Wasn’t he in a movie with Linda Lovelace?
The left will dance on Nixon’s grave forever, while lifting the likes of Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy up as examples of “good government.”
This traitorous clown helped them get Nixon. You got your eulogy there, Felty. Bye bye.
Any citizen who brings the illegal activities of his government to light is a hero in my book.
But I have a different reason to dislike Felt. He was one of the people who went overboard in the investigation of the Weather Underground. Misconduct such as that is what led to Ayers getting off the hook and not still being in jail (that is if Clinton hadn’t pardoned him).
Continue the alternate timeline, Obama wouldn’t be president elect right now if Ayers had been in jail as he should have been.
Nah. Linda Lovelace had standards.
He was an incompetent agent who blew the strong case against Weathermen Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, thus allowing them to go free. Just a few years later they link up with Barry Obama, and the rest is history.
Yeah, I just hate it when somebody exposes corruption and illegal activities.
“This traitorous clown helped them get Nixon.”
And this a bad thing because....?
I imagine it would be difficult to find a President before Nixon who didn’t get away with the same or worse.
I wouldn’t call this man a traitor, that is what Bill Ayers was. A traitor has to serve a foreign power, like the press did. In wartime.
The media wanted to get Nixon, regardless of the circumstances.
I’m still of the mind that if there was such abuse, that even without this break in that served no function to the campaign, the press would have seized upon something in 4 years time.
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