‘Deep Throat’ named

It’s too big a story not to note.. earlier today Vanity Fair named an ex-FBI offical W. Mark Felt as “Deep Throat” [3.28Mb pdf file via this NYTimes link], the deep background source whose contributions guided the story that led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon over the cover-up that took place after the Watergate break-in. The Washington Post has now also reported that Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and then-editor Ben Bradlee have confirmed that W. Mark Felt, who was second in command at the FBI in the early 70s, was ‘Deep Throat’ – ending decades of speculation as to the identity of, perhaps, the most famous unnamed source ever.