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Wow, Deep Throat finally went public. For a kid who was just starting to understand politics when Watergate hit, that's big news. It'd be like suddenly finding Amelia Earhart's plane or Jimmy Hoffa's remains --it's one of thost mysteries that you thought might remain a mystery forever.

Well not forever. Woodward and Bernstein knew who he was, and they had a deal that they could reveal Deep Throat's identity upon his death. I guess he decided that he was now too old and feeble to fear retaliation and wanted to see some of the media hoopla that he'd miss if he took the secret to his grave.

Anyway, it's cool. Dunno if it's as meaningful to you under-20 folks out there, but it's certainly a part of my life.
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This news gives me hope that in another 40 years we might even know the truth about our current administration. Better late than never.

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This news gives me hope that in another 40 years we might even know the truth about our current administration. Better late than never.

At times I often think that ignorance really is bliss - probably far too many bits of gross stupidity, ignorance and general craziness for me to comprehend [smile]

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Whatever you do, don't look up Deep Throat on Google.

[google] does no wrong - I see nothing wrong here... I have to wonder what you were looking for [rolleyes]

Jack

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> I guess he decided that he was now too old and feeble to fear
> retaliation and wanted to see some of the media hoopla that
> he'd miss if he took the secret to his grave.

Also probably wanted his kids (or his kids wanted) to cash in a bit before Woodward and Bernstein did with their tell-all book.

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@Jolly" It does if you don't have safe search.

I know - that was the point [smile]

I ran that search whilst at work; quite explicitly checking that "safe search" was enabled. I don't fancy my manager asking me "So, why were you searching for that on a company machine?" [oh]

Jack

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