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Gordon Liddy Doesn’t Like Deep Throat

Saturday, June 04, 2005

(SNN Washington DC) Not a lot of our regular readers may know this, but before the age of computers and the blog, there was a different way to get news, called a newspaper. The people who wrote for these newspapers were trained professionals who not only fact checked their articles, but even did investigation.

The Washington Post was staffed by these professional journalists, such as Mr. Bernstein.

One of the most famous of these writers is Mr. Woodward Bernstein, who at the time worked for a newspaper called the Washington Post. The Washington Post, unrelated to the washingtonpost.com website, was staffed by these professional journalists, such as Mr. Bernstein.

Not this may come as a shock to you, but back in that day, a Republican President resigned over his impeachment (that’s how you accuse a president of a crime, like what happened to Clinton when he got his knob off). And that scandal was brought to light by the great professional journalist Woodward Bernstein. Bernstein claimed that he got his information from an anonymous source named Deep Throat. But until this week, no one knew who was actually doing all the Deep Throating.

the source known as Deep Throat was a 91 year old named Mark Felt.

It is now known that the source known as Deep Throat was a 91 year old named Mark Felt, and not Hal Holbrook as was theorized in the movie. The information came out in Vanity Fair magazine and was later confirmed by Woodward Bernstein. It would be interesting to see what Felt would say about his activities, but as he was 91 at the time of the scandal, he is probably dead.

But not everyone is happy with Deep Throat. Several people, who used to work for Nixon, said Mr. Felt was wrong in choosing to go to the press. Nixon aid G. Gordon Liddy says that Felt "violated the ethics of the law enforcement profession" by taking his information outside legal channels. "If he possessed evidence of wrongdoing, he was honour-bound to take that to a grand jury and secure an indictment,” said Liddy.

Several people said Mr. Felt was wrong in choosing to go to the press.

But Liddy has a horrible credibility gap. First of all, he’s not a G at all: he’s actually a pasty old white guy with a moustache that makes John Bolton’s look normal. Secondly, he’s bald. And thirdly, he ended up going to prison for stuff that Felt told Bernstein, so now because he is a felon, he can not get a proper job and must host a conservative radio show. Fourthly, it should also be noted that Liddy also had access to the same information as Felt, but also did not take the evidence to a grand jury. Fifthly, he is a bit of a dick.

Rather than blame Felt for the fall of Nixon, maybe Nixon’s cronies should think about what they were doing to cause an impeachment in the first place. And perhaps they should consider their actions now, because it just seems improper that these convicted criminals can go before public forums and speak ill of the dead.


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