Archives for Jun 17, 1997

Bob Woodward Says Deep Throat Is Still Alive

Speaking on the NBC “Today” program, Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward said that Deep Throat was still alive.

Woodward also said he was still in contact with Deep Throat and would only reveal the person’s name when he died.

Woodward said: “Twenty-five years ago he was risking a great deal personally and professionally. You may assume that in the course of this he was not truthful with colleagues and family members and he denied that he had provided information.”

Watergate 25 Years Later: Barry Sussman

Barry Sussman was an editor at the Washington Post during Watergate.

Myths and Collusion

by Barry Sussman

1. The Myth of Deep Throat

The most frequently-asked Watergate question is, “Who is Deep Throat?” I was the Washington Post’s editor in charge of the Watergate coverage and I still get asked that a lot, even though it is a quarter-century since the break-in at Democratic headquarters.

That’s the power of myth: Over the years an anonymous bit player, a minor contributor, has become a giant. [Read more…]

Yes, Watergate Was A Coup D’Etat

On the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, Nixon aide Patrick J. Buchanan insisted that the removal of the President was a coup d’etat.

Yes, Watergate Was A Coup D’Etat

by Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick BuchananUntil I saw an unctuous individual babbling on about how our terrified city feared a coup d’etat by Richard Nixon in 1974, I had decided not to write on the 25th anniversary of Watergate. But that did it. Watergate was indeed a coup. It was the overthrow of an elected president by a media and political elite he had routed in a 49-state landslide the like of which America had never seen.

In taking Nixon down, that elite was not motivated by any love of law or the Constitution. It was driven by hatred. [Read more…]

25th Anniversary Of Watergate Break-In

The 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in led to a considerable amount of media coverage.

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