Deep Throat was the name used for Mark Felt, who is a former Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who worked with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post in 1972. He supplied them with information on the involvement of Richard Nixon in the Watergate Scandal.

The public first had the chance to hear about Deep Throat in 1974, when Bob and Carl wrote a book called, “All the President’s Men”. According to them, he was the main source of their information in writing about the mistakes of the Nixon administration.

Bob had befriended Mark years before the Watergate Scandal had happened, and had asked him for information about other stories. Mark had agreed to help Bob, but only if he used a fake name if he ever had to name him, and that he would not acknowledge his true identity until he wished it, or when he died.

Before Mark had admitted that he was Deep Throat, historians only had problems identifying who Deep Throat was because no one really seemed to match the description in the book. This lead to the theory that Deep Throat was actually multiple people, who had all be compacted into one character and given a fake name.

In public statements after Mark revealed he was Deep Throat, his family called him an “American Hero”, saying he had leaked this information for patriotic reasons. However, it was shown that Mark had become angry when Patrick Grey was appointed Director of the F.B.I. over Felt. He then gave information to Bob and Carl to guide their investigation.

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