Former FBI official revealed as playing role in famous porn flic
W. Mark Felt, which may be a stage name, was revealed to have played an important role in the ... er... seminal porn movie, "Deep Throat" the aging former FBI official revealed to a Vanity Fair reporter.
But seriously folks.... as you no doubt already know, Deep Throat, the crucial background witness who kept Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein focused on key aspects of the Watergate scandal which resulted in the revelation of criminal abuse of power and corruption in the Nixon White House, has been revealed at last.
W. Mark Felt, who was a high ranking FBI official, stated that he was Deep Throat in a Vanity Fair piece, and after initially waffling, Bob Woodward finally confirmed the fact.
Some reactions from journalists here.
As I was watching Crossfire earlier, Lawrence Eagleburger, a guy that has been at the top of several administrations, made a remark that was allowed to go by uncommented upon, but which to me was very telling. In remarking about the revelation of Felt, Eagleburger said, "I'm surprised Felt didn't end up dead somewhere."
Yup, next time you hear someone wondering why the guy that wrote a book before the 2000 election exposing Bush's cocaine use ended up being found at room temperature in some obscure motel room, or why a woman trying to bring a suit with serious allegations against Bush in Texas suddenly was found dead, or why one of the Bush maids apparently managed the remarkable feat of running over herself with her own car with no one around to witness it, all verifiable facts... think twice before dismissing it as fantasy that our leaders are not above using murder as a tool. Our goverment, especially the Bush administration, with their extensive connections through the CIA and other international goon squads, make the Mafia look like amateurs.
Pat Buchanan and other neanderthals are blathering on and trying to re-write history by saying Felt was a fink and his actions dishonorable and trying to rehabilitate Nixon once again. What do you think?