In recognition of Mark Felt. Here’s hoping there will always be Deep Throats, and reporters to talk to them.

If nothing else for journalism, I got to talk to Ben Bradlee* in an elevator in the hotel used to spy on the Watergate, see Woodward and Bernstein speak twice, once with Ben Bradlee, and interview a guy who worked side-by-side with Deep Throat. Brushes with history are acceptable at this point.

But after the newspaper confirmed the story late Tuesday afternoon, DeLoach said he had no indication that the man who for many years occupied the office next to him was the source who helped topple President Richard Nixon.

“Under no circumstances in my opinion would he do something like this,” DeLoach said of Felt before the Post’s confirmation.

* What a terrible lede. Please fire this kid.

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