Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON—Accuracy in Media (AIM) editor Cliff Kincaid said today that former FBI official W. Mark Felt may not really be Deep Throat.

In a column being distributed nationally and posted on the AIM web site http://www.aim.org,  Mr. Kincaid cites Watergate experts, including Professor Joan Hoff and author Len Colodny, as saying that it is very curious that Mr. Felt has surfaced as Deep Throat when he suffers from dementia and can’t dispute anything that Watergate reporter Bob Woodward or members of the Felt family are saying about him. It appears, said Mr. Kincaid, that Mr. Felt is being used as a cash cow to generate book deals.

Mr. Kincaid also cites evidence that Felt was not in a position to supply information about Watergate that is attributed to Deep Throat in the Woodward/Bernstein book about the scandal.

Mr. Kincaid notes that this is not the first time that Mr. Woodward has attributed facts and information to an alleged source who can’t speak for himself.

In Mr. Woodward’s 1987 book, Veil, he claimed to have interviewed William J. Casey, the CIA director, after Mr. Casey had brain surgery and could not speak intelligibly.

Accuracy In Media (AIM) is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.

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