Friday, December 19, 2008

Mark Felt, aka "Deep Throat," Passes Away


For decades following the Watergate scandal, "Who was Deep Throat?" was considered to be an intriguing-but-unanswerable question along the lines of "Where is Jimmy Hoffa?" But in 2005, of course, that question was actually answered when Deep Throat finally revealed himself to be Mark Felt, a former high-ranking FBI agent who fed inside information to Washington Post reporters during the scandal.

Mark Felt took any remaining secrets with him when he died yesterday at the age of 95.

John O'Connor (pictured above), an attorney and author of the Vanity Fair article "I'm the Guy They Called Deep Throat," gave the inside story on the long-running mystery when he spoke at The Commonwealth Club of California on August 18, 2005. Listen to the audio of that speech here.

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