Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON—Accuracy in Media (AIM) said today that revelations that former FBI official Mark Felt himself had other sources in the Watergate scandal mean that the real identity of Deep Throat has not been fully disclosed.

AIM editor Cliff Kincaid said that a Brendan Lyons story in The Albany Times Union (N.Y), also published on the front page of today’s Washington Times, identifies Felt as only one of several FBI officials who fed information to The Washington Post during the scandal that brought down President Nixon.

“Felt’s role as Deep Throat diminishes day by day,” said Kincaid. “It seems clear he has been singled out because he had a stroke and has dementia and can’t speak for himself. The complete story has not been told.”

Kincaid, who has interviewed several Watergate experts who cast doubt on the “Mark Felt is Deep Throat” theory, says the new revelations don’t explain everything either.

“Felt and his FBI friends didn’t have access to White House information about ‘erasures’ on the Nixon tapes,” noted Kincaid. “That means Deep Throat had to be connected to a top White House official. That person’s identity is still being concealed.”

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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