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Watergate's Deep Throat has died at 95

Obituaries Mark Felt "Deep Throat" Watergate 2008

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#1 Nonny

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:03 AM

Just heard it on NPR will look for a link

And here it is:

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Watergate's 'Deep Throat' Dies At 95


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Morning Edition, December 19, 2008 "Deep Throat" has died. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command was 95. In 2005, Felt revealed he was "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Jim Mann, who wrote an article for The Atlantic that pointed to Felt as the probable Watergate source.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:22 AM

Good ridence. The guy could have and should have stepped forward and told then what he knew. Instead he did what did so he could keep his job as the number two man in the FBI and even then kept doing for Nixion whatever it was he did.

I am not excusing Nixion. I am saying this guy did all he could to keep workiong for the guy while telling a few of the things going on.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:28 AM

Seems to be a lot of debate going on about whether he did the right thing by exposing the corrupt actions of the goverment, or whether he should be branded a traitor for betraying his commander in chief.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:38 AM

View PostGodeskian, on Dec 19 2008, 05:28 AM, said:

Seems to be a lot of debate going on about whether he did the right thing by exposing the corrupt actions of the goverment, or whether he should be branded a traitor for betraying his commander in chief.
His Commander-in-Chief was, indeed, a crook, and Deep Throat was a hero.  The traitors were those who put president above country.  

I remember the day that Nixon resigned BTW.  I was on active duty in the Air Force.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:41 AM

View PostG1223, on Dec 19 2008, 05:22 AM, said:

Good ridence. The guy could have and should have stepped forward and told then what he knew. Instead he did what did so he could keep his job as the number two man in the FBI and even then kept doing for Nixion whatever it was he did.
Oh yeah, cuz whistleblowers get treated SO WELL.    :rolleyes:

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I am not excusing Nixion. I am saying this guy did all he could to keep workiong for the guy while telling a few of the things going on.
That's what spies do.  Effective ones.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:52 AM

View PostNonny, on Dec 19 2008, 01:38 PM, said:

His Commander-in-Chief was, indeed, a crook, and Deep Throat was a hero.  The traitors were those who put president above country.

I don't have a particular stake in this fight because one of the few parts of American history I find bores me to tears is the whole Watergate/Deep throat thing. In fact, everything about Nixon bores me to tears for some reason. I was just commenting on that I've heard both sides argued.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:57 AM

View PostGodeskian, on Dec 19 2008, 05:52 AM, said:

View PostNonny, on Dec 19 2008, 01:38 PM, said:

His Commander-in-Chief was, indeed, a crook, and Deep Throat was a hero.  The traitors were those who put president above country.

I don't have a particular stake in this fight because one of the few parts of American history I find bores me to tears is the whole Watergate/Deep throat thing. In fact, everything about Nixon bores me to tears for some reason. I was just commenting on that I've heard both sides argued.
Understood.   :)   It was probably more exciting to live it.   :)
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:19 AM

Nonny this guy sat back and kept his position not for the good of the country but because he had a vested interest in it. He could have come out when congress started to ask questions and you think the democrats would have hung him out to dry? They would lionize him and praise him for decades.

He was no spy. He was a guy looking to keep his position in the FBI as secure as it needed to be.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:17 AM

View PostG1223, on Dec 19 2008, 06:19 AM, said:

Nonny this guy sat back and kept his position not for the good of the country but because he had a vested interest in it. He could have come out when congress started to ask questions and you think the democrats would have hung him out to dry? They would lionize him and praise him for decades.

He was no spy. He was a guy looking to keep his position in the FBI as secure as it needed to be.
And he was a whistleblower.  Whistleblowers get screwed, no matter how much good we do.  Kudos for managing it so well.
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