Backdoor Intruder, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Deep Throat, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, G-Men, History, How much does Carl Bernstein hate Bob Woodward? Lots., illegal wiretaps, Mark Felt, meal ticket, porno movies, snitches, terrorists, Throbby Johnson, unfortunate nicknames, unrepentant, Washington Post, Watergate, Weather Underground
G-Man Mark Felt had an eventful career, rising to become deputy director of the FBI, and until recently was best known for illegally wiretapping the Weather Underground, which caused the case against the unrepentant terrorists to be dismissed. But Felt’s most significant contribution to history, which would have gone unknown until is 2008 death if his children hadn’t wanted to cash in on it, was as Watergate whistleblower Deep Throat.
So far it doesn’t appear to be the cash cow the younger Felts had hoped. It turns out that, even if they approve of the action, nobody likes a snitch.