December 23, 2008
Re " 'Deep Throat' of Watergate scandal," Obituary, Dec. 19 I just finished reading the well-researched obituary on W. Mark Felt, who was revealed to be the controversial "Deep Throat" during the Watergate investigation. As an Orange County journalist who covered several Western White House news conferences during the Watergate era, I repeatedly came across people, before and after the publication of "All The President's Men," who maintained that Deep Throat did not exist. According to those die-hards, Deep Throat was a fictional character created to allow Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to write what they wished without being held accountable.
June 12, 2008 |
LA JOLLA -- It was the day before the day that Tiger and Phil walk the fairways of Torrey Pines, followed by 30,000 of their closest friends. San Diego is a perfect place for this because they are used to having a zoo here. The U.S. Open's magic threesome of Woods, Mickelson and the world's No. 3 player, Adam Scott, will produce a gallery that will make the 405 Freeway look like a country road.
February 17, 2006 |
"All the President's Men," the classic 1976 film about Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's unraveling of Watergate, opens with hammering typewriter keystrokes that sound like gunshots. Thirty years later, those shots -- forged by relentless digging by two unlikely Washington Post reporters -- still reverberate.
December 6, 1992 |
I am at the Library of Congress to see which senators and representatives have checked out Madonna's erotic bestseller "Sex." I know the Library of Congress recently purchased the book, because a federal employee, whom I shall call Elsie, tipped me to this a few days ago. "The library got a call from Capitol Hill requesting the purchase of the book, and we did," Elsie said.
February 20, 1992 |
Former White House chief of staff--and convicted Watergate felon--H.R. (Bob) Haldeman had a message Wednesday for inquiring high school students who peppered him with questions about his years in the service of President Richard Nixon. "For Pete's sake," he implored 100 Southern California student newspaper editors, who were not yet born at the time of the 1972 Watergate burglary, "don't believe what you read in history books (just) because of the fact that those words are printed. . . ."
June 2, 2005 |
The disclosure that W. Mark Felt, formerly the No. 2 official at the FBI, was Bob Woodward's famous Watergate source, "Deep Throat," has received a flurry of media attention normally reserved for such world-shattering events as a tsunami, the death of a pope or a runaway bride. Some perspective is in order. Admittedly, the unmasking of the whistle-blower who helped Woodward and Carl Bernstein, of the Washington Post, assemble key pieces of the Watergate puzzle is not without importance.
May 12, 2002 |
Richard Nixon is dead, Katharine Graham is dead, even Linda Lovelace is dead. But Deep Throat? Still alive, and still a secret more than a quarter-century after his guidance helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break the Watergate story and unseat a president. John Dean says he knows Deep Throat's identity. And the former White House counsel, whose testimony against Nixon was a key moment in the saga, says he will reveal all in "The Deep Throat Brief."
April 28, 2010
The tech blog Gizmodo paid a source $5,000 earlier this month for a prototype of a new Apple iPhone that had been left behind in a beer garden. It was a small investment, considering the huge audience for its posts about the device. But Apple is now pushing for criminal charges and Gizmodo is crying foul, saying investigators overreached when they seized the scoop-writer's computers. It's right, even if its brand of checkbook journalism seems wrong. According to Gizmodo, a young Apple engineer left the prototype on a Redwood City barstool in March.
August 15, 2013 |
We learn in the opening moments of "Herblock: The Black & the White" that when famed Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block (best known by the signature in the film's title) was young, he drew a chalk caricature of Kaiser Wilhelm on the sidewalk, taking pleasure in the notion that his neighbors would be walking over it. Block never lost the glee that came from creating images that would stir the pot and champion causes close to his heart. Michael Stevens' (son of filmmaker George Stevens Jr.)