“Deep Throat” Finally Revealed

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, June 01, 2005

“Deep Throat” Finally Revealed

June 3, 2005

Oh how we love our political games.

The name of “Deep Throat” has finally been revealed. Mark Feldt, a former #2 in the FBI and now 91 years old, has outed himself in an article in Vanity Fair magazine.

Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and former executive editor Ben Bradlee have acknowledged that Feldt was the man who leaked the information that brought down Richard Nixon’s presidency.

Some call Feldt a traitor and others a patriot for telling the reporters about the Watergate cover-up.

Woodward and Bernstein can say “thank you” for making them wealthy.

They recently sold their notes to the University of Texas for about $5 million.

And they got to market and milk for thirty-three perhaps the world’s longest-running political “who dunnit.”

Even today they say that Feldt wasn’t their only source.

My own view is that Woodward and Bernstein took artistic license and lumped a lot of their information under the code name “Deep Throat.”

Nevertheless, a great mystery has been solved and people who always hated Nixon have another chance to revile him again.

Traveling in England, I’m Cal Thomas.


Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time

 

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