Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Shining light

On the heels of a Vanity Fair feature in which he identified himself, the Washington Post has confirmed that W. Mark Felt, once the number-two official at the FBI, was "Deep Throat," the anonymous source that helped the Post expose the unprecedented series of wrongdoings perpetrated by the Nixon administration.

Felt, who's now 91, had a deal with the Post to keep his identity secret until his death, but he decided recently to give in to his family's feeling that he deserved to be known for his brave efforts before he died.

He sets an excellent example for anyone who's reluctant to shine light into the dim corners of injustice and impropriety.

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