Thursday, July 29, 2004

Deep Throat Dies?

From the New York Times:

Frederick C. LaRue, a top Nixon campaign official who passed money from a secret White House fund to buy the silence of the Watergate burglars, died Saturday at a hotel in Biloxi, Miss. He was 75.

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Mr. LaRue denied suggestions that he was “Deep Throat,” the secret Watergate source used by Bob Woodward in his joint coverage of the scandal with Carl Bernstein for The Washington Post. Mr. LaRue said he believed the secret informer was an amalgam of several people, but Mr. Woodward has said that it is one person and that he will reveal that person’s identity after his death.

I always thought “Deep Throat” was Hal Holbrook.