More than three decades after Watergate, some of the president's men still show an extravagant and illogical loyalty to their former boss.
Vanity Fair magazine reported that W. Mark Felt, who in the '70s was the No. 2 man at the FBI, was also the Washington Post's anonymous source known as Deep Throat. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Post reporters whom he assisted, confirmed it.
Felt is 91 and fading. Nixon is gone. Watergate is a fading memory. Felt's family persuaded him to step into public view and finally accept the accolades he is due. For the most part, that's what he has received. There are notable exceptions. ...
Felt, Woodward, Bernstein and many more ranging from other secret sources to the U.S. Supreme Court helped resolve the disgrace emanating from the Oval Office. Partisans of Nixon's day may always deny that any good came of the Watergate story. Most of us know better.
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