W. Mark Felt, Watergate Deep Throat, Dies at 95 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/19/washington/19felt.html?hp

Deep Throat has died. As thrilled as I was to learn his true identity a few years ago, having a real person in the place of Woodward’s faceless correspondent has made watching All the President’s Men a little less spine-tingling. And Felt being a storied government employee, with a full resume and life history, means his good deeds during Watergate are suddenly compared and contrasted to his own activities. Deep Throat’s legacy is now a muddied one.

“As Deep Throat, Felt helped establish the principle that our highest government officials are subject to the Constitution and the laws of the land,” the prosecutor, John W. Nields, wrote in The Washington Post in 2005. “Yet when it came to the Weather Underground bag jobs, he seems not to have been aware that this same principle applied to him.”

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