It's Great Being Kept In The Dark
We've all read the countless articles following the identification of Deep Throat, and there has been a lot of great articles about Deep Throat and how the story came to be (a good piece written by Bob Woodward ran in today's Bulletin and is also online here). One story that I found entertaining was this great little story about how it was an illuminating experience being kept in the dark.
The Grumpy Forester has a great entry pretty much summing up my feelings about the Nixon-supporting whack-jobs that are coming out of the woodwork saying Mark Felt was a criminal, anti-American, and should've gone before a grand jury. If he felt comfortable reporting this to authorities (instead of to a reporter) don't you think he would've? This was obviously a corrupt government, and if this was "handled internally", the problem would've never been fixed -- it would've just been covered up, and Felt would've been demoted to a desk job. I applaud Felt for having the balls to put himself on the line to fix what was obviously something very wrong.