The Secret Man

The Secret Man

The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

Book - 2005
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Presents an examination of the author's long and complex relationship with the FBI official responsible for providing him with the details of the Watergate break-in, which ultimately resulted in the resignation of President Nixon.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005
ISBN: 9780743287159
Branch Call Number: 973.924 WOODWARD
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 02, 2019

Okay, truth stranger than legend in that author knew flawed Deep Throat longer or that contact did similar things as Watergate bumblers & got a criminal record.
Author struggled with ethics over should he reveal who his slowly losing his marbles source was & the context on why Deep Throat did what he did & the talks with Deep Throat's family on dilemma.
I was amused at all the conspiracy theorists' flawed methodology to out Deep Throat over the years.
Carl made a thoughtful quote on partnerships in Watergate reporting.
"In all, it added up to a feeling of solidarity. Today's Internet bloggers and television's talking heads don't have that. No safety net. No brakes. No one there to question, doubt or inspire. No editor."

May 16, 2017

More sham, in care of the CIA's Mockingbird Program, begun in the early 1950s, employing various types - - usually former intel types soon to be placed in the so-called media [Woodward from NCIS, that former special assistant to Allen Dulles, Tom Braden, who had radio talk show with Pat Buchanan in the 1980s, and claimed to be a // liberal \\ yeah, ROTFL to the max, and the O'Leary boys, et cetera] - - always used // unnamed sources \\ how utterly convenient!
Felt was supposed to be Woodward's Deep Throat - - mystery solved?! Except, how did Felt come by those private talks between Kissinger and Nixon - - very mysterious, that?
But Kissinger had known Felt for many years, dating back to his Harvard days, when Kissinger would call his contact at the FBI [who just happened to be Mark Felt] and claim that other academics he was competing with for tenure at Harvard were actually no-good commies.
Will coincidences never cease? And speaking of unnamed sources, that building and it's underground garage where Woodward was supposed to have met Felt all those times, I once read a story of someone the Washington Post claimed worked at the World Bank and lived in that building, so as the Jesuits who raised me at a Catholic orphanage kept pounding into me, always ask the next question: I looked into her background and found she was actually a contractor working at the World Bank through Development Alternatives, Inc. Same firm which President Obama's mother had worked at; same firm that Mr. Gross, who attempted to set up a spy network in Cuba, whom President Obama sprung from a Cuban jail when he opened relations with Cuba, also worked at. Turns out almost everyone in that building Woodward met his deep throat at also worked at Development Alternatives, Inc., a CIA-front company. Will wonders - - or is that coincidences - - never cease?????


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