This has to be the most anticlimactic “big” news story of all time. My reaction is, “Mark who? Who cares?” Probably this story is only of real interest to journalists over the age of fifty. It’s all very exciting for them. Watergate was the zenith of investigative journalism. It’s journalists over the age of fifty who get to decide what’s news, so we are bombarded with “news” of Deep Throat.
The only thing really interesting here is what I presume to be Mark Felt’s motive for tipping off Woodward and Bernstein. Nixon passed him over for promotion to Director of the FBI and Felt wanted revenge.
Mark Felt was himself a crook who was convicted of conspiracy in 1980. Maybe everyone involved in high level federal politics is a crook.
Some guy I am not very familiar with was one of the important sources for the Watergate stories.
Watergate was before my time. So the revelation that W. Mark Felt was Deep Throat is anticlimactic.