Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Deep Throat: Tim Noah Knew

Tim Noah of Slate has been all over the Deep Throat story for years.  In 1999, he talked to Mark Felt and asked him point blank if he was Deep Throat.  Felt denied it.  Noah followed up by asking if it would be so bad if Felt was Deep Throat. Felt replied, "It would be terrible. This would completely undermine the reputation that you might have as a loyal, logical employee of the FBI. It just wouldn't fit at all."

On my KMOX show today, Tim and I talked about that story, and the theory that Felt leaked the information to Bob Woodward because he'd been passed over for the directorship of the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover's death. We also discussed the high school kid who once outed Felt in term paper, based on his friendship with Carl Bernstein's son.  Listen to the conversation here.