Deep Throat out after all these years

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    That isn't the only one left, there are plenty more, but the public still believes what they have been told, and haven't begun questioning on a large enough scale yet.

    Unfortunately, many who know the truth about JFK are long dead now, and the documents that could shed some light on the truth won't be released for another 20 odd years, by which time those reponsible will also be dead, and it won't really matter much.
     
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    I love that everyone seems to assume that when a certain amount of time has passed the government will be magically compelled to tell the truth for once. In 20 years (or whatever) they'll just release all the forged paperwork they desire pointing the finger at whatever stooge they deem appropriate.

    Heck, there are still conflicting reports concerning the actions involved in the apprehension & death of John Wilkes Booth (such as the attending doctors testimony "The body I was instructed to identify was clearly not the body of John Wilkes Booth. They did however threaten my life if I had written otherwise.") And thats been "covered up" succesfully for 130+ years
     
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    I did say that the documents "could" shed light on the truth, not that they actually "would."

    We know what people in power want us to know, and what they want us to believe. I don't know that I really would want to know the truth about everything. Spoils the illusion of how great we are as a civilisation and a species.
     
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    Dennis: I would have missed that news completely. Thanks for posting! [​IMG]

    A great story to come out of a great story.
    Speculation was pointing at Justice Rehnquist just a few months ago.
     
  6. Dennis Nicholls

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    Too bad my sarcastic throw-away line got all the attention....I even own a 1938 Carcano just like Oswald's.
     
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    Very interesting. I thought that Deep Throat's identity would never be revealed.

    Ironically Mark Felt was apparently convicted of conspiracy to violate civil rights, but was pardoned by Ronald Reagan shortly after he took office.
     
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    Woodward and Bernstein always said they would reveal his identity after his death (if his family gave permission) or if he gave permission himself. Felt is in ill health (as stated by Woodward a few months ago) and decided to reveal himself in Vanity Fair. Woodward then confirmed in a column.
     
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    I heard on the radio this morning that part of Felt's motivation may have been because he was pissed off at Nixon for not making him the FBI director after the death of J. Edgar Hoover. It's always interesting how emotions play into things.
     
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    I knew Deep Throat's identity in the 1970s - Marilyn Chambers! Now there's a head of state for you. [​IMG]
     
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    Funny you should say that. The same guy I heard on the radio this morning said it was Linda Chamberlain, managing to mix up THREE people. [​IMG]
     
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    You see, it is a conspiracy to confuse the public!
     
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    Uhhh, guys. Marilyn Chambers was in "Behind the Green Door". Linda Lovelace was in "Deep Throat". - You have now had your porn history lesson for today, please resume your usual programming while I contemplate why I knew these facts and nobody else did.:b
     
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    Of course I knew that, Jeff. That's why I said the guy mixed up THREE people: Linda Lovelace, Marilyn Chambers, and Wilt Chamberlain. [​IMG]
     
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    does anyone remember that "behind the green door" was the video that jackie chan was playing in his car in the movie "cannonball run"?

    now howz *that* for useless trivia....bam!
     
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    Well, just goes to show where my area of sexpertise does not lie... :b

    Of course it was Linda Lovelace. One of these days I'll have to actually see both of these flicks... for research purposes naturally!
     
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    I think there may be Criterion releases for them.....
     
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    What is interesting is how no one really seems too interested in his revelation.

    I'm assuming his family convinced him to reveal the truth so they could sell a memoir and pay some bills; but, I think they missed the real money window. Waited too long...
     
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    I think those of us who lived through it always suspected there was no romantic "do what's right" type of motivation, however romanticized the book and movie were. Just political backbiting, as was typical of those (or any) times. Besides, it is over now and while I agree Nixon had to go, I don't believe for a second that what happened at Watergate has not happened a thousand times before and/or since.
     
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