Deep Throat Revealed

Finally! They said he would never tell. But he’s ninety-one years old now, and he is proud to be able to remember something at least. And of course, his family wants to cash in on his fame before it is too late. And now he’s a hero! Yawn …

My Way News: “The No. 2 guy from the FBI, that was a pretty good source,” said Ben Bradlee, who had been the key editor at the Post in the Watergate era.

“Felt himself was mentioned several times over the years as a candidate for Deep Throat, but he regularly denied that he was the source.

‘I would have done better,’ Felt told The Hartford Courant in 1999. ‘I would have been more effective. Deep Throat didn’t exactly bring the White House crashing down, did he?’

Felt had expressed reservations in the past about revealing his identity, and about whether his actions were appropriate for an FBI man, his grandson said.

According to the article, Felt once told his son, Mark Jr., that he did not believe being Deep Throat ‘was anything to be proud of. … You (should) not leak information to anyone.’

His family members thought otherwise, and persuaded him to talk about his role in the Watergate scandal, saying he deserves to receive accolades before his death. His daughter, Joan, argued that he could ‘make enough money to pay some bills, like the debt I’ve run up for the children’s education.’

‘As he recently told my mother, ‘I guess people used to think Deep Throat was a criminal, but now they think he’s a hero’,’ Jones said.”

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