Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Deep Throat

Brian
There's a lot of buzz about Deep Throat of late. For one, there's a documentary out about the making of the picture (which was apparently the most profitable film of all time, raking in a reported $600 million).

The other stream of buzz comes from the rumor that Deep Throat, Woodward and Bernstein's anonymous Watergate source, is dying, and hence his identity will soon be revealed. Slate has a story attempting to guess his identity, or at least attempting to eliminate a few possibilities. Editor & Publisher, your source for all things journalism, recently ran a poll of its readers (presumably mostly news industry insiders) called Name Deep Throat. The surprise winner? Chief Justice Rehnquist. Other leading possibilities include FBI Deputy Associate Director Mark Felt, Nixon's deputy counsel Fred Fielding, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. A report from a 2003 University of Illinois Department of Journalism investigation puts its money on Fielding. Slate talks about that possibility here, here, and here.

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