There’s a funny blog entry from Nora Ephron in today’s Huffington Post about how she’s known all along that Mark Felt was Deep Throat but no one would believe her. Her husband, Carl Bernstein, didn’t tell her; she figured it out herself.
I can see just from reading the early coverage about Mark Felt’s revelation that he has had a hard time living with this secret too. For years, he has had to hear the constant refrain from Woodward that Deep Throat’s identity would not be revealed until Deep Throat died; I don’t know about you, but if I were Deep Throat, that would start to get on my nerves. So Felt began to tell the people in his family the truth. “I’m the guy they used to call Deep Throat,” he allegedly said to them. My guess is that they reacted with incredulity; after all, that’s how people have reacted to me over the years. And then, inevitably, they probably began to wonder about who was going to own the rights to the television movie.