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Deep Throat, Mark Felt, Dies December 19, 2008

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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Mark Felt, who outed himself several years ago as the famous ‘Deep Throat’ from the Watergate scandal, died today at age 95.

Deep Throat was first introduced to the public in the 1974 book All the President’s Men by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film two years later. The two used Deep Throat’s information to write a series of articles on a scandal which played a decisive role in introducing the misdeeds of the Nixon administration to the general public. The scandal would eventually lead to the resignation of President Nixon as well as prison terms for White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, G. Gordon Liddy, Egil Krogh, White House Counsel Charles Colson, and presidential adviser John Ehrlichman.

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