Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Watergate Informant Identity Revealed, World Lets Out Collective Yawn

This would have been big news 30 years ago. Today, it seems people remember there was a Watergate scandal, and maybe remember that Woodward and Bernstein did the story ... but nobody seems to be saying 'the mystery of Deep Throat is finally resolved!' I have to admit, the first thing I thought of was to check whether Felt looked like Donald Sutherland; I somehow misremembered Sutherland as having played Deep Throat in the Redford and Hoffman movie -- it was actually Hal Holbrook.

So, who should've played Deep Throat in the movie, you ask? Evidently, Bob Barker fit the bill. See the second picture in this story and tell me you can't see him saying "Come on down! You're the next contestant on The Price is Right!"

Addendum: Perusing Wikipedia, I learned that Pat Buchanan thought CT's former Governor and Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. was Deep Throat. I don't think I'd seen that before.
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