May 31, 2005

Deep Throat Revealed

Name: Mark Felt
Occupation: FBI agent
A.K.A: Deep Throat






MABB could not pass this historic opportunity and report based on Yahoo and the Washington Post's reports that a former FBI official (the second in command), Mark Felt (91), is claiming on an interview with Vanity Fair, that he is the most sought after informant in US history, Deep Throat.

Deep throat was the unnammed source of the then Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who dennounced the Watergate affair, which brought the Nixon administration to a shameful end.

According to the Washington Post, the family of Felt said:


"The family believes my grandfather, Mark Felt Sr., is a great American hero who went well above and beyond the call of duty at much risk to himself to save his country from a horrible injustice," a family statement read by grandson Nick Jones said. "We all sincerely hope the country will see him this way as well."

As when asked about the report, Bernstein said,

"We've said all along that when the source, known as Deep Throat, dies, we will reveal his identity. Beyond that, when there have been articles, books, speculations, classes of university journalism students, ... we've always said the same thing. That we're not going to say anything because we have an obligation to all our sources, to whom we gave our word that they will remain confidential, including Deep Throat, until their deaths."

In the photo above, you can see the hotel room from which the Nixon people were observing and listening their political adversaries, the democrats.

The sources of the photos as well as the report are from the Washington Post and Yahoo News and Yahoo Photos.

Update: Braking news, Woodward and Bernstein confirm the identity of Deep Throat. In a report by the folks of the Washington Post, who else?, we get the confirmation we were all waiting for.

The Washington Post today confirmed that W. Mark Felt, a former number-two official at the FBI, was "Deep Throat," the secretive source who provided information that helped unravel the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s and contributed to the resignation of president Richard M. Nixon.

The confirmation came from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story, and their former top editor, Benjamin C. Bradlee. The three spoke after Felt's family and Vanity Fair magazine identified the 91-year-old Felt, now a retiree in California, as the long-anonymous source who provided crucial guidance for some of the newspaper's groundbreaking Watergate stories.

So, thus come to and end, one of the biggest misteries in US history. Besides, who shot Jr, of course.