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Making Sense of The ‘Deep Throat’ Story

Making Sense of The 'Deep Throat' Story

mfelt.jpgPerhaps more interesting than the Vanity Fair story revealing the indentity of the infamous Deep Throat is the story behind the story. In the Washington Post today, Bob Woodward previews an upcoming book by detailing “How Mark Felt Became ‘Deep Throat’.” Meanwhile, in the same paper, media critic Howard Kurtz looks at how the Post was scooped on its own story by the Vanity Fair piece unveiling Deep Throat’s identity. The New York Times meanwhile goes inside the Post newsroom to look at how the story broke on Tuesday and finally, while over at The News Virginian, J. Todd Foster (a former People Magazine contributor) reveals that three years ago he nearly outed ‘Deep Throat’ when Felt’s family, seeking money, peddled the story to him. In interviews for a potential book at the time, Foster collaborated with another writer and the aging Felt, suffering from dementia, said, “Well, I wasn’t a Deep Throat,” doubting that he had given information to Woodward and reiterating, “I thought Deep Throat was another source entirely.”

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