Ed Driscoll

Is Deep Throat Real?

Jonah Goldberg and Fox’s Eric Burns conclude that the odds are extremely high that Deep Throat was Hal Holbrook.

Whoops–let’s try that again. Jonah and Eric conclude that the odds are extremely high that Deep Throat was a composite invented by Woodward and Bernstein’s book editor to provide a more compelling narrative to All The President’s Men–which certainly makes sense, when you read the details that Jonah includes in his column, which he ends by writing:

Watergate prompted a generation of preening journalists to lecture America from a pedestal. The least Deep Throat can do