Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Why Deep Throat Did It

As I did this afternoon on my KMOX show, Ted Koppel just posited that Mark Felt went to Bob Woodward with information because he'd been passed over for the position of FBI Director after J. Edgar Hoover died and Nixon gave the job to L. Patrick Gray.  Surely, if Felt had become Director, he would have been more reticent to leak details of the Watergate investigation to any reporter.

John D. O'Connor, the attorney who wrote the Deep Throat Revealed piece for Vanity Fair, shot down that motive on "Nightline" with an answer so full of spin that it didn't address that core question.