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Mark Felt, Watergate 'Deep Throat,' dies at 95

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A shame Linda Lovelace cannot attend the funeral.

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Critics, including those who went to prison for the Watergate scandal, called him a traitor for betraying the commander in chief.

Villains hoping that blind nationalism will cover their ill deeds often depend on the word, "traitor" to frighten good people from taking actions.

A tactic we have seen all too often of late, as well.

RIP, Mr. Felt. You were a true patriot.

Taka

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RIP, he was a patriot who put the interests of the country ahead of himself, as he didn't feel any need to feed his ego. And kudos to woodward and bernstein for not blowing his cover.

One wonders how many other secrets and misdeeds are hidden due to a lack of people with principals in governmetn today like Mr. Felt.

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Gosh! I alwyas thought that "Deep Throat" was just an innocent porn movie from the 1970s! I feel so ignorant! Ahh! Linda Lovelace!

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This man was a true Patriot that bled red white and blue! This is a sad day for our great country. This man helped to save our great nation in a time of great darkness! He will be missed...

Bravo Zulu sir!

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In addition to Mr. Felt's bravery and patriotism, you have to admire the guy for his shrewdness. If he'd taken this information to a Congressional committee, chances are his shallow grave would never have been found. Going to two young reporters who were still idealistic and too "dumb" to know there's no way they should have been able to pull this off, was a masterstroke.

R.I.P. and thanks to a man who put his country first.

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I remember when all this came down. Mr. Felt took a chance that few true patriots will take. He stood up against the establishment and outed a crime against all Americans. If he'd have come forward and spoke openly, dick nixon and company would have murdered him.

I salute Mr. Felt.

RIP < :-)

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The important thing was not who it was, but why he did it. It’s called morality. That is something that is not very popular today.”

Hal Holbrook, just slapped a lot of people. We all know who they are. The ones who jump between accusations of "unpatriotic" and "immoral" when it serves their purposes. Notice how they are all quiet when a situation is both patriotic and moral? Yeah, I bet you do.

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likeitis: I notice they are all quiet, yes. Not a single one has come on here to post about this hero's death. RIP, deep throat. If only we had more men like you in this day and age.

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The late Mark Felt could be called many things, as the author Carl Bernstein confirmed:“We had no idea of his motivations, and even now some of his motivations are unclear.”

But having admitted that in the end he went public about his role in the Watergate expose because he (and his daughter) felt entitled to money that would have otherwise gone to the writer Bob Woodward, Mr. Felt cannot be called a patriot.

With Watergate the media in America won an undeserved prestige. Ironically, it was as a result of a cheap, petty act of revenge carried out by a Hoover loyalist in the FBI and directed at his boss, the president. The author of this article, unintentionally I'm sure, alludes to this sad fact: “...All the President’s Men,” which inspired a generation of college students to pursue journalism."

America, and those nations who become her concerns, still reap the deleterious effects of this unwarranted valorisation of the profession.

The war in Iraq has often been likened to Vietnam. If only those who wrote and broadcast such views knew how wrong that is as regards events on the ground, and how right it is as far as their efforts all too often go.

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