Deep Throat on NBC tonight

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  1. Christopher P

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    No, not THAT Deep Throat, pervert. There is a 2-hour special about theories and efforts to determine the Washington Post / Watergate informant. I think a group of students at some University will be featured. I kind of want this person to die already so his identity will become known.

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    what did they reveal?
     
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    Ancient history. Tell me one good reason why there's a burning need to know this person's identity and I have some bridges to sell you. [​IMG]
     
  4. Christopher P

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    Michael, no kidding. It's not as if he was the only one talking to Woodward and Bernstein. There was also the bookkeeper from CRP, and people from Justice and other departments as well. Deep Throat gave them first-hand info, and kept them on the right tracks, but they always tried to get confirmations before they printed anything.

    Chris

    OK that was dumb, only about 30 minutes of coverage on that story...anyway, they said they narrowed it down to 7 potential people, and while they were in no position to make certainties, they all thought that of those 7, indeed of all the possible "suspects," Pat Buchanan best fit the evidence.

    I don't know much about the story (was born in 1976) but have read a few books on the subject and on Nixon's administration. And while I don't have the slightest clue who Deep Throat is, at least Buchanan makes sense, as he did have access to knowledge within the White House and Executive Branch, while not being directly involved in any intelligence-gathering or political sabatoge, as he wrote speeches and the daily WH summaries. Any thoughts?

    Chris
     
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    I don't have any theories.... I wasn't even alive at the time. But I do recall reading somewhere that Woodward and Bernstein do intend on revealing who their source was, for history's sake, after he/she dies. So it will eventually come out I guess...
     
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    Dammit, on to the next thread[​IMG]
     
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    alexander haig.
     
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    Yeah, Robert, I had always heard it surmised that Haig was Deep Throat.

    - Steve
     
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    Hasn't Woodward has already said publicly that Haig was not Deep Throat? They should just say publically who he is since it's been 30 years now and they already broke their promise of not revealing their source to anyone since Woodword told Ben Bradlee after Nixon resigned who Deep Throat was. I doubt it's Buchannan. I'd rather it be Ben Stein, as he was a speechwriter for Nixon too. Since Woodward claims he still keeps in touch with Deep Throat, I think the government should tap his phones and follow him around to find out. Just the irony alone would make it worthwhile.
     
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    The Washington Post ran an article about five years ago and speculated that acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray was the most likely candidate.
     
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    We all know it's Jimmy James from News Radio. [​IMG]
     
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    The most likely answer is that Deep Throat is actually a group of sources, rather than a single person.
     
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    I bet it's Betsy and Arlene from DICK!!!!

    No, probably not...
     
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    Happy Birthday To You,
    Happy Birthday To You,
    Happy Birthday Dear Watergate,
    Happy Birthday To You,

    Chris
     
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    www.washingtonpost.com has alot of coverage on the subject (for obvious reasons) including Woodward's claims that Deep Throat is:
    Still Alive
    One person
    A male
    One thing that is sort of curious is that Throat hasn't tried to capitalize on his fame, as everyone these days seems to (books, interviews, speaking tours...) And of course, this keeps his much speculated motives unknown.
    Chris
     
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    Anyone think it's Henry Kissenger (sp?)? He had first hand knowledge of the goings-on of the White House and even has a deep, gravelly voice. Some rumors abound that he hated Nixon, or at least was displeased with him.

    Hmmm...

    Dan
     
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