Deep Throat is apparently W. Mark Felt.
If it is true, it is kinda sad knowing. It would have been cool to have this remain onke of those great mysteries.
BTW- Many hav long suspected that it may have been Mark Felt.
*** Update ***
Many people do not believe it was Felts, and when you put that together with Woodward and Bernstein’s reluctance to confirm, it leads me to believe that perhaps ‘Deep Throat’ was a device to cloak numerous informants.
Woodward has now confirmed:
The Washington Post today confirmed that W. Mark Felt, a former number-two official at the FBI, was “Deep Throat,” the secretive source who provided information that helped unravel the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s and contributed to the resignation of president Richard M. Nixon.
The confirmation came from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story, and their former top editor, Benjamin C. Bradlee. The three spoke after Felt’s family and Vanity Fair magazine identified the 91-year-old Felt, now a retiree in California, as the long-anonymous source who provided crucial guidance for some of the newspaper’s groundbreaking Watergate stories.
Watergate Chronology Key events from the 1968 election to President Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
Sights & Sounds The best photos from The Washington Post and other photographers of the period, audio excerpts from the Nixon tapes and TV coverage from the era.
The Vanity Fair story said Felt had admitted his “historic, anonymous role” following years of denial.
In a statement today, Woodward and Bernstein said, “W. Mark Felt was ‘Deep Throat’ and helped us immeasurably in our Watergate coverage. However, as the record shows, many other sources and officials assisted us and other reporters for the hundreds of stories that were written in The Washington Post about Watergate.”
How did Felt’s know about the erased tape?