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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Watergate: The Great Myth of American Journalism

    06/15/2005 2:04:14 AM PDT · by Liberty Wins · 14 replies · 1,030+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 10, 2005 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In the Watergate myth, two intrepid young reporters -- guided by a conscientious whistle-blower sickened at the scent of fascism he has found at the center of power, and backed up by a courageous and crusty editor -- bring down the most dangerous tyrant in U.S. history. It is the Great Myth of American journalism. Now, thanks to Mark Felt's family wanting to get the old boy some publicity and themselves some of Woodward's stash, the Great Myth has been demolished. Watergate involved two conspiracies. The first, now ancient history, was the botched cover-up of a break-in at the Democratic...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Camelot As Viewed Through The Lens Of Watergate

    06/07/2005 8:06:24 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 37 replies · 1,027+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 08 June 2005 | William A. Mayer
    There can be no doubt that the media is in the throes of self-congratulatory excess as a result of Mark Felt having been mis-identified as the mythical Deep Throat. The celebration continues unabated notwithstanding the existence of evidence that might lead one to conclude that the lynchpin of the affair is fictional. In a February 18, 2005 interview by Fox News personality Sheppard Smith, historian Eric Burns stated: Burns: "The noted historian, who had at Simon & Schuster the same editor as Woodward and Bernstein. Stephen Ambrose told me this. There is in the safe at Simon & Schuster a...
  • Demythologizing Watergate: Pat Buchanan reveals the other, larger conspiracy involving Richard Nixon

    06/08/2005 1:27:42 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 1,909+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | Pat Buchanan
    In the Watergate myth, two intrepid young reporters – guided by a conscientious whistleblower sickened at the scent of fascism he has found at the center of power, and backed up by a courageous and crusty editor – bring down the most dangerous tyrant in U.S. history. It is the Great Myth of American journalism. Now, thanks to Mark Felt's family wanting to get the old boy some publicity and themselves some of Woodward's stash, the Great Myth has been demolished. Watergate involved two conspiracies. The first, now ancient history, was the botched cover-up of a break-in at the Democratic...
  • Deep Throat Much Bigger Than Mark Felt - (the plot hasn't thickened......yet!)

    06/07/2005 1:30:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 1,366+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | ANNE TYRRELL
    Accuracy in Media (AIM) said today that revelations that former FBI official Mark Felt himself had other sources in the Watergate scandal mean that the real identity of Deep Throat has not been fully disclosed. AIM editor Cliff Kincaid said that a Brendan Lyons story in The Albany Times Union (N.Y), also published on the front page of today's Washington Times, identifies Felt as only one of several FBI officials who fed information to The Washington Post during the scandal that brought down President Nixon. "Felt's role as Deep Throat diminishes day by day," said Kincaid. "It seems clear he...
  • Of Mark Felt and moral ambiguity

    06/07/2005 4:50:02 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 1 replies · 463+ views ^ | 6/7/05 | Bill Murchison
    Mmmmmmm; the delicious taste of those well-remembered names: Nixon, Mitchell, Bradlee, Woodward and -- somehow more savory than most -- Deep Throat. The self-outing of W. Mark Felt, who confirmed the expectations of many by revealing himself as a main, early source for Bob Woodward's Watergate stories, came just in time for a country basically out of news; or weary of such news as it had -- filibusters, violence in Iraq, the start of the summer reruns. It was like old times, masticating those names again. And that was just the trouble -- the questionable odor that went with the...
  • It’s Still Nixon’s America: Deep Throat brings it all back - with a vengeance

    06/06/2005 8:24:01 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 23 replies · 850+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | June 8, 2005 | Paul Greenberg
    The historical sense … involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence…. – T. S. Eliot Wh-a-a-t? Mark Felt was Deep Throat? And here all along I thought it was Hal Holbrook. For the Nixon Years long ago took on the look of a classic old movie, specifically a film noir you might run across in the middle of the night on TV and be unable to turn off. You know you really should be getting some sleep, but the story — and the characters! — cast a spell. It was Bob Dole,...
  • Deep Throat: The Saga Of Collusion From Vengeance To Sedition

    06/06/2005 1:15:19 PM PDT · by leepbutler · 16 replies · 782+ views ^ | 6-6-2005 | Lee P Butler
    The elderly gentleman stood in the doorway of his Santa Rosa, California home with his family behind him and waved to the crowd of reporters gathered on their front lawn as the flash bulbs of cameras captured the moment in snapshot images for historical record. The 91-year-old man appeared to be an average retired American with snow-white hair, ruddy complexion, and energetic smile. There was no indication other than the surprising announcement the he was in fact the notorious ‘Deep Throat’ of Watergate fame. What makes this new information even more fantastical than just the revelation of the vaunted ‘mystery...
  • "Trust Me" Journalism in Newsweek and Watergate; No Proof Mark Felt is Deep Throat

    06/06/2005 3:33:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 990+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 6, 2005 | ANNE TYRRELL
    The Washington Post's media reporter, Howard Kurtz, says that a lesson of Watergate is the "burning need for original reporting" on major issues of public importance. But where is the original reporting on whether former FBI official Mark Felt is really Deep Throat? "The 'trust me' journalism that caused Muslim riots in the Newsweek Koran case is being accepted by the major media with regard to the naming of Deep Throat," noted Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid. "Yet there is no independent evidence that Felt, who repeatedly denied being Deep Throat and now suffers from severe memory problems, was...
  • The Source of Whose Troubles? Up to Our Ears in Deep Throats, Parsing the Lessons of the Leak

    06/06/2005 7:06:37 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 684+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/06/05 | Howard Kurtz
    The Source of Whose Troubles? Up to Our Ears in Deep Throats, Parsing the Lessons of the Leak By Howard Kurtz Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 6, 2005; C01 Was Watergate bad for journalism? On its face, the question seems absurd. The drama of two young metro reporters for The Washington Post helping to topple a corrupt president cast a golden glow over the news business in the mid-1970s. Newspapermen became cinematic heroes, determined diggers who advanced the cause of truth by meeting shadowy sources in parking garages, and journalism schools were flooded with aspiring sleuths and crusaders. But...
  • Tales from Dark Side don't live up to hype - (Steyn on Revenge of the Sith; "Darth Throat")

    06/06/2005 8:50:37 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 833+ views
    One by one, the landmark epics of the 1970s are tying up the loose ends -- alas, not always in ways that quite support the great mythic power invested in them. In ''Revenge of the Sith,'' George Lucas brings the ''Star Wars'' cycle to a close by revealing how Anakin Skywalker went over to the Dark Side, transformed himself into Darth Vader, destroyed the Republic and consigned it to the mad imperial ambitions of Chancellor Palpatine -- all because, er, he was a bit worried his beloved Senator Padme might die in childbirth. If Senator Padme had been like Senator...
  • W. Mark Felt is Deep Throat

    05/31/2005 8:33:03 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 676 replies · 26,564+ views
    ABC News | 5/31/1955 | ABC News
    Just in on ABC News. He and his family admit it through his lawyer. Will be in upcoming Vanity Fair.
  • Woodward Confirms Felt is "Deep Throat"

    05/31/2005 2:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 748 replies · 21,544+ views
    Per MSNBC
  • Rush Limbaugh: Felt Ruins Future Woodward & Bernstein Book

    05/31/2005 6:11:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies · 4,384+ views ^ | 5/31/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: (AP) "W. Mark Felt, who retired from the FBI after--" Have you ever heard of him, Mr. Snerdley? I haven't heard of him either but MSNBC, Chris Matthews, "Oh, yeah, yeah, long been one of the suspects." Come on, Chris, nobody ever heard of this guy. First time I've ever heard of his name. "W. Mark Felt, who retired from the FBI after rising to its second most senior position, has identified himself as the 'Deep Throat' source quoted by The Washington Post to break the Watergate scandal that led to President Nixon's resignation. 'I'm the guy they used...
  • Battling Terrorism With Tyranny (Startling background info. on W. Mark Felt "Deep Throat")

    05/31/2005 6:40:58 PM PDT · by BringBackMyHUAC · 2 replies · 864+ views
    New American ^ | May 29, 1995 | William Jasper
    May 29, 1995 Battling Terrorism With Tyranny by William F. Jasper 1968: Exploiting the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Senator Robert Kennedy, a media-led campaign provided irresistible pressure on Congress to pass President Lyndon Johnson's "Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act." Among other things, the massive bill banned the mail-order sale of handguns and established the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), which began nationalizing law enforcement with federal grants to state and local governments. 1989: Paroled felon Patrick Purdy gunned down five children in a Stockton, California schoolyard, furnishing all the grist needed for the media to orchestrate...
  • Felt Pen (In '99, a term paper identified Deep Throat, prompting a little cover-up by Bernstein)

    05/31/2005 9:42:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies · 1,876+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/1/2005 | George Neumayr
    In 1999, a teenager broke the story of Deep Throat's identity as W. Mark Felt in a high school history term paper. He got a B on it. Or "something ridiculous like that. The teacher idiot in my opinion," said Chase Culeman-Beckman to the Journal News of New York in 1999. How did he figure it out? Chase Culeman-Beckman had attended a posh Long Island summer camp with Carl Bernstein's son Jacob roughly a decade earlier and had heard Jacob (then all of 8) popping off learnedly about "Mark Felt" as Deep Throat. "We entered into a very precocious...