Friday, December 19, 2008

Mark Felt "Deep Throat" Dies Age 95

I was a little let down when it was revealed a few years ago that Felt was "Deep Throat." I thought it was somebody working inside the administration. There were rumours that it was Pat Buchanan which was ridiclous as he was merely a speech writer, and not involved in clandestine activities.

AP has a good summary of his life. I found this footnote interesting:

Felt left the FBI in 1973 for the lecture circuit. Five years later he was indicted on charges of authorizing FBI break-ins at homes associated with suspected bombers from the 1960s radical group the Weather Underground. President Ronald Reagan pardoned Felt in 1981 while the case was on appeal — a move applauded by Nixon.


There's a lot packed into that tidbit. It kind of taints the whole "whistle-blower" doing his public duty label. What rich irony that Nixon applauded the move. Also was Bill Ayers involved?

No comments:

Post a Comment