Washington's "Deep Throat" a hero? (letter)by Frank BelletNews Weekly
, June 18, 2005
With the revelation that former American FBI Deputy Director, Mark Felt, was the much-discussed "Deep Throat" of the Watergate era, the usual suspects have come out of the woodwork to claim him as a hero - but was he?
His actions could have been motivated by his being passed over for J. Edgar Hoover's job, when the latter died. And what sort of an FBI man would break his oath of office and pass damaging information to the media?
Any claim that he acted on principle is debunked by his later action of doing exactly what the Watergate burglars did. In 1980, he ran an illegal FBI operation, breaking into homes of suspected radicals. For this he was convicted in 1980 and dismissed from office. (President Reagan later pardoned him).
Felt let many others be accused of being "Deep Throat", and has come forward now only because his family needs the money from the proceeds of a book he is publishing. Some hero.Frank Bellet