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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

We Now Know Who Deep Throat Revealed Was... Or Do We?

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If Felt admits he is Deep Throat, and is telling the truth, why won't Woodward and Bernstein confirm:

Carl Bernstein, who with Bob Woodward broke the story as Washington Post reporters, issued a statement neither denying nor confirming Felt's claim. Bernstein stated he and Woodward would be keeping their pledge to reveal the source only once that person dies.


Surely any pledge they made to the real Deep Throat not to reveal his identity until he died would be irrelevant if he publicly admitted he was Deep Throat. Is it possible he is just claiming to be Deep Throat to turn a profit before he dies:

In the article, O'Connor reports that Felt's children, Joan and Mark Jr., urged him to go public after he revealed his secret to them in 2002.

Felt argued with them, O'Connor writes, saying he didn't want the story out there.

“I don’t think (being Deep Throat) was anything to be proud of,” Felt indicated to his son, Mark Jr., at one point, according to the article. “You (should) not leak information to anyone.”

But Joan is quoted as saying that "Bob Woodward's gonna get all the glory for this, but we could make at least enough money to pay some bills, like the debt I've run up for the kids' education. Let's do it for the family."

O'Connor adds that Felt finally agreed, saying "that's a good reason" even though Mark Jr. recalls him as saying "he wasn't particularly interested" in disclosing the secret.



Moreover, if someone else is Deep Throat, then Woodward and Bernstein cannot deny that Felt was Deep Throat without making it easier to determine the real Deep Throat.

It seems that despite Felt's claim, we won't know the truth until he dies. Only then will Woodward and Bernstein confirm that it was him. If they still say nothing, then we can surmise that it is someone else.

1 Comments:

  • Woodward confirms:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com

    By Blogger Dan J, at 3:33 PM  

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