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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:06 PM
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"Journalist Bob Woodward on Deep Throat" -- "Fresh Air" On Now (3pm)
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:12 PM by Up2Late
This is for most of the East Coast, local times vary. Here's a link to a list of stations and times of stations with on-line "Live" streaming:
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Journalist Bob Woodward on Deep Throat


Audio for this story will be available (online) at approx. 3:00 p.m. ET

Fresh Air from WHYY, July 7, 2005 For 34 years, Bob Woodward has been a reporter and editor at The Washington Post. His new book, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat, is about Mark Felt, the confidential source he and reporting partner Carl Bernstein relied on in the Watergate story.

Woodward's other books include Plan of Attack, about how and why the Bush administration decided to wage war in Iraq. He is also the author of a number of other best-selling books, including Bush at War and his first, All the President's Men, written in 1974 with Bernstein about Watergate.

Excerpt: From Chapter 2

In the summer of 1969 I was serving as a full lieutenant in the United States Navy, assigned to the Pentagon as a watch officer overseeing worldwide Teletype communications for the chief of naval operations, then Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, who later became the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the No. 1 military position. I had a Top Secret security clearance and access to what was then called SPECAT, Special Category messages of unusual sensitivity. In addition I had a Top Secret Crypto clearance for cryptographic information on communications codes. But I had no special access to intelligence matters, which were handled over separate communications channels. My work was routine and boring. It basically involved watch-standing in the Pentagon for eight-hour shifts overseeing the communications involving the chief of naval operations, the secretary of the navy, the Navy staff and personal communications among the admirals. I disliked it.

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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:10 PM
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1. Anybody else think the timing of Felt's revelation and the release of
this book are a bit curious?

Particularly since Felt is now senile and has no recollection of his role in Watergate?
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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3. I'm sure he's had this written for years, just waiting for Felt to...
...either Die or give the O.K. to publish it.

I find the Death of Felt's Boss kind of odd, almost like either he's was holding on till he found out who Deep Throat was, or that the revelation killed him.
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:42 AM
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4. Just wondered why the Felt family chose this moment to "come out"
and whether Bob Woodward or his publisher had anything to do with that decision.
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:22 AM
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5. It is incredible that Woodward has a book ready to come out so soon
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:10 PM
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2. Hmmm. Woodward, Bradlee and most others of import = Intelligence
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 03:12 PM by EVDebs
backgrounds.

Ben Bradlee was a boyhood friend of Richard Helms; Alexander Butterfield was military intelligence; Robert F. Bennett (now Sen.,R-UT) was CIA in the Mullen Co.

And according to Jim Hougan's book Secret Agenda, the second breakin at the Watergate wouldn't have taken place if not for the WH staff 'tickler' Gordon Strachan (now a lawyer in Park City, UT). I wonder if Strachan had any intelligence ties.

The REAL story is that Bob Woodward himself is the Secret Man !

Don't waste time on Woodward's or Felt's books...wait for Jim Hougan's which is coming out soon, I hear.
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