Accuracy in Media (AIM) today said that the naming of former FBI official Mark Felt as the “Deep Throat” source for The Washington Post’s Watergate coverage does not resolve questions about an underlying sex/prostitution ring behind the scandal. “Woodward and Bernstein never got to the bottom of Watergate,” said Cliff Kincaid, editor of AIM. “And since Mark Felt repeatedly lied about his own role as Deep Throat, one cannot say with any certainty at all that his disclosure is the final revelation.”
Kincaid noted that the book, Silent Coup, demolishes the Woodward-Bernstein explanation of who was behind the Watergate break-in. But former Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy, now a popular radio host, has been virtually alone in promoting the alternative theory of why the Watergate break-in occurred.
Kincaid said there is no question that Nixon was forced out of office for corrupt practices which also occurred under other administrations: “Victor Lasky’s classic book, It Didn’t Start With Watergate, set the record straight on that score.” Kincaid cited other scandals that received far less attention, including
? FDR’s Pearl Harbor cover-up, blaming Admiral Kimmel for the disaster
? The stolen presidential election of 1960 that put John F. Kennedy in the White House
? Attorney General Bobby Kennedy’s bugging of the phones of Martin Luther King, Jr.
? Clinton administration abuse of the IRS and FBI to go after “enemies.”
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.