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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Washinton Post Confirms Deep Throat's Identity

The best kept secret in the history of American politics has been confirmed by The Washington Post. W. Mark Felt, the #2 in the FBI at the time, was confirmed by Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and executive editor at the time Ben Bradley. A secret that has captivated Washington for three decades unfolded in a rather peculiar manner. Felt inadvertently let it slip that he was Deep Throat to a close friend of his, and then she proceeded to let Felt's daughter know. Felt's daughter then confronted her father, where Felt then grudgingly admitted being the famed source named after a 70's porn flick. Felt was early on a noble man. Born in Idaho in 1913, he attended law school, and then joined the FBI, where in the early 40s he was stationed at the FBI offices in Houston, Texas. He was later moved to the Washington FBI headquarters where he quickly became a J. Edgar Hoover favorite. He rose quickly to become the #2 in the FBI, but was passed for the top spot when Hoover passed away.

The motivations for Felt's actions have been a topic of endless debate. From dusgruntlement towards the Nixon Administration for passing him for the top job, to wanting to protect the integrity of the FBI when it was being corrupted by Nixon's men and the CIA, regardless of what these were, Felt performed a noble action at risk to himself and his family, and protected the integrity of the U.S. constitution at a time that the Nixon Administration was raping it beyond anything we could ever have imagined. Felt undoubtedly performed a service to this country that protected not only the FBI, but also the entire country by exposing those who were planning to take over the government in a totalitarian manner. He changed the way the people view the government and especially politicians. Politicians were no longer to be taken at their word and always to be kept in check, a practice that has waned terribly in the last four years. I would refrain from going as far as to call him a hero, but I would definitely call him a patriot. He protected the interests of this country and its people by doing something very dangerous, but something that was right.
Washington Post confirms 'Deep Throat' ID

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