Saturday, October 07, 2017

Watergate mythology

From Mick LaSalle's review of the Mark Felt movie (‘Mark Felt’ a timely look at Watergate whistle-blower):

In the end, “Mark Felt” is reassuring, because it suggests that the American system is so brilliantly constructed that, no matter how strenuous and persuasive is the lying, and how powerful the liars, one person in possession of the truth can bring down a corrupt administration.

A system that relies on someone in the FBI leaking to reporters to "bring down a corrupt administration" is "brilliantly constructed"? Wrong!

For a more objective account of the role of Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat, in the Watergate fiasco, see The Myth of Deep Throat by Max Holland.



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