The Great Cover-Up
This excellent book by Barry Sussman, a former editor at The Washington Post throughout Watergate, is essential reading. Sussman deals in detail with the media’s role in Watergate.
The Media & Watergate – Archived Posts
- Jun 17, 1997: Watergate 25 Years Later: Barry SussmanBarry Sussman was an editor at the Washington Post throughout the Watergate years. In this 1997 article he reflects on how the media’s role in how the Watergate story unfolded, including the part played by Deep Throat.
- Jun 17, 1997: Bob Woodward Says Deep Throat Is Still AliveSpeaking 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.
- Dec 26, 2000: Jason Robards, Star Of ‘All The President’s Men’, Dies, 78Jason Robards, the actor who played Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, in the 1976 film about the Watergate scandal, All The President’s Men, has died, aged 78. Robards won an Oscar for his performance in the film.
- May 31, 2005: W. Mark Felt Was Deep ThroatThe former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, W. Mark Felt, has been identified as Deep Throat by Vanity Fair magazine. The revelation has been confirmed by Bob Woodward in the Washington Post.
- Dec 27, 2006: Newspapers Report Death Of Gerald FordFormer President Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006. The Los Angeles Times gave his death front page treatment.
- Dec 19, 2008: Deep Throat Dies At 95; Most Famous Secret Source In US HistoryMark Felt, whose Deep Throat identity was revealed in 2005, has died, aged 95, at his home in Santa Rosa, California. Includes AP video report on Felt and comments by Bob Woodward.
- Jul 18, 2009: Remembering Walter CronkiteThe late CBS news anchor, Walter Cronkite, played a key role in the unravelling of Watergate. Cronkite, who has died aged 92, broadcast two extensive stories on Watergate in 1972. Ben Bradlee, former editor of the Washington Post, reflects on Cronkite’s place in the Watergate scandal.