R.I.P. Deepthroat

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  1. exwhyzee

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    From the New York Times.

    W. Mark Felt, who was the No. 2 official at the F.B.I. when he helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon by resisting the Watergate cover-up and becoming Deep Throat, the most famous anonymous source in American history, died Thursday. He was 95 and lived in Santa Rosa, Calif.

    His death was confirmed by Rob Jones, his grandson.

    In 2005, Mr. Felt revealed that he was the one who had secretly supplied Bob Woodward of The Washington Post with crucial leads in the Watergate affair in the early 1970s. His decision to unmask himself, in an article in Vanity Fair, ended a guessing game that had gone on for more than 30 years.

    Read more here.

    So, 30+ years later...has history been kind to Felt? Do you all think of him as an American hero who protected justice and honor? Or do you think of him as a cowardly tattle-tale who tried to break the back of American security and stability?

    George W. Bush has said that history will be his judge. So what is Felt's legacy to the nation (or beyond?)
     
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    Hero.

    No one is above the law.
     
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    Agreed. Without Mark Felt, Bernstein and Woodward would never have been able to make the connections and bring the story to the public. Nixon, Mitchell et al, would have skated away. Felt changed history at great risk to himself.
     
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    Congressional Medal of Honor. Or Knighted. Or both.
     
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