SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP)-A former FBI official claims he was "Deep Throat," the long-anonymous source who leaked secrets about President Nixon's Watergate coverup to The Washington Post, his family said Tuesday.
W. Mark Felt, 91, was second-in-command at the FBI in the early 1970s. His identity was revealed Tuesday by Vanity Fair magazine, and family members say they believe his account is true. Personally, I think Woodward and Bernstein made the guy up to protect their various sources. Everybody from John Dean to Alexander Haig has been suspected of being Deep Throat. Heck, I'm surprised Elvis's name never came up.
Update: Well, John Gibson on Fox News says that the guy's identity has indeed been confirmed by the Washington Post. Too bad; my money was on the King.