Subject: Woodward Hinted at Exotic Black Budget Project? Anti-Gravity Craft?!
Date: 6/8/2005 7:13:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
WOLRDWIDE EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS BOMBSHELL: BOB WOODWARD: "'DEEP
THROAT' LEADS TO 'FANTASTIC' DISCOVERIES!" / WAS BOB WOODWARD HINTING
THAT, UPON 'DEEP THROAT's' DEATH, PEOPLE WHO BEGAN TO RESEARCH THE CASE
WOULD FIND THAT THE VAST SALES OF DRUG TRAFFICKING $$$ BY THE CIA
THROUGH VARIOUS FRONT AND 'CUT-OUTS' PRIMARILY WENT FOR ONE PURPOSE: TO
FUND THE ULTRA-SECRET, 'MAJIC-EYES-ONLY' REVERSE-ENGINEERED BLACK
BUDGET TECHNOLOGIES PROJECTS AT AREA 51/GROOM LAKE AND AREA S-4/PAPPOOSE
LAKE THEREBY NEEDING NO OFFICIAL APPROPRIATIONS FROM CONGRESS!
THIS is a KEEPER!
By Thien Vehl
A few years ago while in San Francisco, Bob Woodward made an intriguing
remark. He told the San Francisco Chronicle he wouldn't expose Deep
Throat until the man died but that when he died people would begin to
research the case and one thing would lead to another. Woodward said it
would all lead to a "fantastic" discovery.
Now that we know that Deep Throat was W. Mark Felt, former #2 man at the
FBI and the architect of J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO scheme to thwart
the lives of thousands of anti-Vietnam war dissidents, the question
looms large. What "fantastic" discovery was Woodward referring to?
In early Watergate contacts, Mark Felt told Woodward that the White
House "regarded the stakes in Watergate as much higher than anyone
outside perceived." Felt "made veiled references to the CIA and national
In "All The President's Men," Woodward expanded on the subject as
follows. At the height of his investigation, Woodward met with Felt,
whose hands were shaking. Woodward's notes say Felt said "everyone's
life was in danger. "The covert activities involve the whole U.S.
intelligence community and are incredible. (Felt) refused to give
specifics because it is against the law. The cover-up has little to do
with Watergate, but was mainly to protect the covert operation." (p.
72-3, 318, "All the President's Men").
Let's recap: Mark Felt told Woodward that all the intelligence agencies
were involved in a covert project that was "incredible," or "fantastic,"
as Woodward later put it. Felt said the Watergate cover-up had little to
do with Watergate, more to do with protecting the covert project.
Why does Woodward think that when we learn that Deep Throat was an FBI
chief, we'll begin to discern the nature of that "incredible" covert
project? Apparently, the covert project was so large and controversial
that it impinged on Felt's role in law enforcement. What were Felt's
motives for meeting secretly with Woodward in order to in expose Nixon's
Some say it was frustration because Felt was passed over when Nixon
appointed an outsider to head the FBI after J. Edgar Hoover died, or
committed suicide as Anthony Summers suggests, after Nixon tried to
force Hoover out of office. As Summers wrote in his biography of Hoover,
Nixon may have had abundant dirt on J. Edgar Hoover, himself (homosexual
parties and payoffs from the mob), which would have given Nixon critical
leverage in the end.
Whether Hoover's demise figured in Mark Felt's "Deep Throat" move
against Nixon is difficult to say. Felt described Hoover as both
disciplined and tyrannical. It's possible that after Hoover died, Felt
regretted having violated so many people through break-ins, job sabotage
and other crimes committed under COINTELPRO.
In 1980, Felt was convicted for having ordered break-ins of anti-war
Weatherman underground figures' homes but was soon pardoned by Reagan.
Felt may have had deeper motives for exposing Watergate. What was Felt's
main contribution to Woodward and Bernstein?
In addition to telling about an "incredible" covert operation involving
all the intelligence agencies, Felt told the two reporters to "follow
the money," which led investigators to roughly $100,000 laundered
through Mexico to help pay the Watergate burglars and buy their silence.
And what did Nixon and his cronies fear would be discovered through
Some of the burglars were CIA employees, and at the time, Nixon was
engaged in a struggle against CIA director Richard Helms. Woodward and
Bernstein were aghast when they discovered the CIA connection to the
As the scandal unfolded in the press, Nixon called CIA director Richard
Helms into his office and warned him to help steer the FBI away from
Watergate because it would lead to revelations about "the Bay of Pigs,"
which Nixon aide H. R. Haldemann interpreted as referring to the JFK
assassination. Helms literally began to shout when Nixon threatened that
"the Bay of Pigs" story might be exposed.
Thanks to the confession of former CIA officer David Atlee Phillips (see
Mark Lane's book about E. H. Hunt's lawsuit against Lane), we now know
that the CIA was involved in the assassination. The CIA faked Oswald
diversions in Mexico to make Oswald look suspicious by contriving a
connection to Cuba. It was a typical intelligence ploy.
Five months later, Nixon fired Richard Helms and the Watergate case
began to drag Nixon down. But why did Nixon distrust Helms so deeply?
After studying Nixon and Helms during Watergate, Sen. Howard Baker said,
"Nixon and Helms have so much on each other, neither of them can
Numerous studies suggest that Helms' CIA tried to bring the Watergate
case to public attention, perhaps to get revenge on Nixon for previous
doings. James McCord, one of the Watergate burglars, was a former CIA
officer, as was E. H. Hunt, also.
As Jim Hougan and other researchers have documented, McCord volunteered
information to investigators and made seemingly intentional mistakes
that led Washington D.C. police to catch the burglars in the act. McCord
repeatedly taped open the Watergate building's doors so that security
guard Frank Wells discovered the tape on two different security rounds.
McCord was the CIA's former chief of physical security yet he taped the
doors in a sloppy, visible way as though trying to attract attention.
More to the point, Nixon had close ties to one military industrial
faction (Du Pont, Bush and cohorts) that had long worked against a
Howard Hughes-related faction on a MAJOR COVERT PROJECT INVOLVING EXOTIC
AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES. Nixon's favoritism may have given Richard Helms a
revenge motive to work against Nixon in Watergate.
Herbert Liedtke, the man who provided half of the $100,000 hush-up money
funneled through Mexico to the Watergate burglars, was the business
partner of George Bush Sr. in a company now called Pennzoil. Nixon's
famous remarks about "the Texans" helping Nixon in the Watergate case
has been interpreted as a reference to both Liedtke and Bush Sr. As
Nixon told one of the Watergate conspirators at the time, "George Bush
will do anything for us." (See "Nightmare," by Anthony Lukas)
What, exactly, was Nixon referring to in his "Bay of Pigs" remarks?
Former Pentagon insider Col. Fletcher Prouty suggests that the real
subject of concern may have been Gen. Ed Lansdale, an Air Force officer
who worked with the CIA and was photographed in Dealey Plaza on the day
JFK was shot. Prouty and some of his Pentagon colleagues who worked with
Lansdale are convinced that Lansdale is the man in the black suit who
was photographed as he walked past the "hobo" suspects on Dealey Plaza
about an hour after the shooting. Prouty said LANSDALE specialized in
organizing sniper teams, and appeared to have ORCHESTRATED THE SHOOTER
TEAM that killed Kennedy.
After the 1978 House Assassinations committed re-opened the JFK case, a
New York Times book pointed to the mob as having organized the murder.
The Times and other corporate sheets have neglected to discuss the
So what is the "fantastic" aspect of the Watergate case that Woodward
referred to? What is it about Felt that Woodward thinks will lead us to
a major breakthrough?
Don't ask Woodward. As managing editor of the Washington Post, he has
worked too long within Graham family money circles to step forward and
make an explicit statement. Katharine Graham's family was extremely
wealthy throughout her childhood and was intermarried with prominent
Jewish financial families.
Growing up in a variety of mansions, one of which was literally a palace
in the New York countryside, Katharine adopted her parents' Republican
outlook as a teenager yet grew more liberal with the rise of fascism.
Bob Woodward was raised a Republican and later worked for the Office of
Naval Intelligence before he became a reporter. He hand delivered secret
documents to Pentagon leaders and the White House during the Vietnam
War, which may be why Mark Felt favored Woodward: Woodward wasn't one of
those anti-war people who, as Kissinger later noted, verged on civil
conflict with the administration.
Owned by Katharine Graham's family, the Washington Post has long been
criticized for being a CIA-friendly sheet, if not its mouthpiece, in
some cases. Some Post writers, i.e. Walter Pincus, were once CIA
employees and are rumored to have directly aided the CIA while working
at the Post. Katharine Graham once remarked that "governments need to
keep secrets," suggesting that she wasn't about to air the CIA's
For economic reasons, Post editors want to be favored by sitting
administrations in order to get exclusive stories. During the current
phase of "globalization" (code word for Bush's Orwellian kind of empire)
Post writers are even more reluctant to embarrass the government. Some
critics have panned Woodward's last book, Bush at War, for being little
more than leaks by Bush insiders trying to cultivate close relations
with the paper that sank Nixon.
In her autobiography, Katharine Graham wrote that upon hearing JFK had
been shot, her mother remarked that the U.S. is just another "goddamned
banana republic." Katharine's decision to include the remark in her
autobiography suggests that she suspected criminal conspiracy in the
assassination, even though she denied the fact for most of her life.
Katharine Graham's biographer Deborah Davis wrote that after Katharine's
husband Phillip commited suicide, Richard Helms' purported grandfather,
Gates White McGarrah, steered Katharine Graham into the purchase of
Newsweek magazine before others found out that it was up for sale. If
biographer Davis is correct, Katharine Graham had a conflict of interest
in her coverage of Richard Helms because Helms' purported grandfather
helped Katharine go from owning a metropolitan sheet to owning a
national news magazine.
As Woodward suggests, those who research Mark Felt will find that one
aspect of the story, does, in fact, lead to another. There may be more
to the Helms-Graham relationship than is commonly known. Read the
for a summary of how Howard Hughes and Richard Helms may not merely have
worked toward the same CIA ends; they may have shared aspects of their
identity. A comparison of photos on the link above shows that Hughes and
Helms were look-alikes when photographed from certain perspectives.
The history of the subject suggests that a double identity may have been
arranged through Rockefeller and Mellon family sponsorship, presumably
for oil industry and intelligence reasons. Watergate burglars
specifically targeted Hughes lawyer Larry O'Brien's files during the
burglary of Democratic National Headquarters in 1972 because O'Brien was
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Why did Nixon's men risk
arrest to learn more about Hughes lawyer O'Brien and Democratic Party
strategy in 1972?
During Nixon's failed 1960 run against John Kennedy for the presidency,
an unpaid $205,000 loan by Howard Hughes to Nixon's brother Donald
embarrassed Nixon and may have cost him the election. Hughes money given
to Nixon on later occasions also proved embarrassing. It was a recurrent
theme during Nixon's years in office. Nixon may have suspected that
further Hughes and Helms-CIA dirt on Nixon might be used in the 1972
campaign, hence the Watergate break-in was planned in order to go
through Larry O'Brien's files and check on the possibility.
In 2003, Jeb Stuart Magruder stated that Nixon, himself, ordered the
break-in. The resort to criminal means suggests that Nixon may have been
afraid of something, or someone in the CIA, which is consistent with Bob
Woodward's remark that those who investigate W. Mark Felt will make
unexpected discoveries. Of course, we now know that the CIA was (and
still is) a hotbed of murder, narcotics trafficking, and more. But what
is so "fantastic" about that? Was there a larger struggle going on
within government that the public was unaware of?
Obviously, the "incredible" covert project wasn't COINTELPRO. Although
Felt objected to some aspects of COINTELPRO, Woodward's recent article
about Felt says that Felt followed FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover's
instructions on COINTELPRO largely without question.
Perhaps the biggest thorn in the side of law enforcement during Felt's
FBI years was massive narcotics trafficking by the CIA and other
Historians have documented Air America's heroin shipments for defense
and CIA purposes, plus countless CIA and defense intelligence
interventions to stop prosecutions of narcotics traffickers. U.S.
intelligence agencies have thwarted local, state, and federal
prosecution of narcotic traffickers for decades by saying that narcotics
cases were part of their intelligence operations. National security has
been invoked to keep FBI and other officials quiet.
For example, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover opposed the formation of the
CIA, fearing that it would become a hotbed of corruption where
intelligence officers would live richly by taking bribes. During World
War II, U.S. intelligence used Meyer Lansky's gangsters in "Operation
Underworld" and after the war, Lansky's mob reigned supreme in U.S.
During the Vietnam War, heroin was stuffed into the cadavers of dead
GI's by CIA defense operatives, then shipped to America for sale. In
1979, a nightmarish case of narcotics, murders and theft was
investigated by the FBI: Mexican Miguel Nazar Haro, head of Mexico's spy
agency, was indicted in San Diego, but the CIA intervened to stop the
In the Iran Contra case, Oliver North noted that George Bush Sr. was
present at a meeting in which cocaine shipments by the Contras were
apparently condoned. Later, Danilo Blandon, the prime seller of cocaine
to Los Angeles when the Crips and the Bloods were getting into the
trade, was targeted for arrest. An FBI teletype of a conversation
between Blandon and his lawyer about Blandon's guns-for-drugs enterprise
reads, "CIA winked at this sort of thing."
In other words, Mark Felt's most honest FBI agents were forced to watch
their anti-narcotics work be sabotaged by corrupt intelligence officers.
A recent example of the sort is the case of Sibel Edmonds, the FBI
translator who said that during the months before 9/11, she read FBI
documents about possible terrorist plans to fly a civilian jet into the
twin towers but when she tried to tell news media she was silenced by
Bush's Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Sibel Edmonds says that in her FBI work, she read documents about
massive narcotics trafficking abetted by U.S. government agencies. She
told reporter Amy Goodman she saw documents about "criminal
investigation, and money laundering investigation, drug related
investigations that actually have major information regarding 9/11
Daniel Hopsicker's recent book "Welcome to Terrorland" shows that Bush
Jr.'s subordinates worked to prevent public awareness of narcotics
trafficking surrounding the 9/11 hijackers' flight training in the small
coastal city of Venice, Florida.
Apparently, numerous heroin flights preceded the arrest of two men
caught with 43 pounds of heroin in the private jet of Wally Hilliard, a
businessman with Bush family and CIA ties. The heroin was seized by DEA
agents at Hilliard's small Venice, FL airport/flight school where 9/11
ringleaders Mohammed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi were training, at the
time. How does this relate to Deep Throat?
For decades, FBI men like Mark Felt were pushed aside and told to shut
up so that "intelligence"-related narcotics shipments could proceed into
the United States unhampered, for national security reasons. But which
"incredible" and "fantastic" covert project did such narcotics
trafficking point to?
The obvious answer, the only massive project that eclipsed Watergate on
a major scale, is narcotics trafficking that SECRETLY FUNDS
"REVERSE-ENGINEERED" BLACK BUDGET TECHNOLOGIES, some of which are truly
bizarre. Which covert project back in 1971-2 was more important than
Government whistle-blower and former head of Air Force Project Pounce,
Col. Steve Wilson, told researcher Dr Richard J Boylan that, "the FIRST
SUCCESSFUL U.S. ANTIGRAVITY FLIGHT took place July 18, 1971 at S-4 (on
Nellis Air Force base in Nevada), wherein light bending capabilities
were also demonstrated to obtain total invisibilities.
"Present at this flight were notables such as Admiral (Bobby Ray) Inman
(former National Security Agency director), who is now head of SAIC
(Science Applications International, Incorporated) in San Diego, CA,
which makes the antigravity drives."
Physician Steven Greer is the head of an organization called CSETI that
has videotaped testimony by 570 current and former defense,
intelligence, and aviation officials who report direct experiences with
"aliens" and UFO's while on duty. Says Greer, "I have interviewed other
very well placed people who have connected these black projects to the
One, a senior SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
executive directly told me of this and how there was an army of 8000 men
who did nothing but import drugs under the cover of classified,
need-to-know operations. He stated that of the 8000 men involved (as of
1997 when we spoke of this) that 2000 of them had been killed for
sometimes minor infractions of security. He assured me that this was a
major covert funding source and that it was destroying our country, but
nobody is willing to take on such a lethal and powerful group to stop
it." (p. 268-9, Disclosure, by Steven Greer).
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman appears to be Greer's informant on the subject.
Inman should know; he was Director of Naval Intelligence in 1974, Vice
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 1976, and Deputy director
of the CIA from 1980-81 under Reagan before working for SAIC.
Buttressing Inman's story, is that of Former Army Col. Phillip Corso,
who worked in Eisenhower's White House and in the Pentagon. Corso wrote
a memoir stating that a major high-level campaign to copy downed "alien
technology" began as early as 1961, if not sooner. As the project
developed, private industry began to gain control over the project.
President Eisenhower told Brigadier General Stephen Lovekin and others
that alien-related affairs and technology were being taken from his
control. As Eisenhower said, "It is not going to be in the best hands."
(Lovekin's testimony, p. 235, "Disclosure," by Steven Greer)
Eisenhower's fears were echoed in his farewell statement that "we must
guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought
or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the
disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
Those who are new to the subject of alien technology may not know that
for decades numerous top U.S. officials have made public admissions on
the subject. The list includes former presidents, astronauts,
high-ranking Pentagon brass, and more. See CSETI's publications on the
If Gen. Lovekin and others are correct, a power struggle within the U.S.
government centered on one simple question: who would control the most
important technology that had ever been "discovered" by humankind?
(scavenged might be a better word) Who would own and control what we now
know as "electrogravity" technology (antigravity)?
Other CSETI witnesses report that the Hughes Corporation did extensive
research on downed alien antigravity technology. Witnesses to Hughes
work on antigravity are: aerospace contractor James McCandlish, Air
Force Lt. Col. John Williams, classified graphics worker Don Johnson,
and a top secret scientist and engineer named "Dr. B." (p. 265,
"Disclosure") In other words, Howard Hughes, who figured importantly in
Watergate, was heavily involved in an "incredible" covert project.
Hughes' role in the covert project may have been frustrated when Nixon
contributor Robert Vesco escaped the United States in 1971 with $224
million in Investor's Overseas Service (IOS) money, much of which was
dirty money laundered into the Bahamas to avoid paying taxes. Howard
Hughes may have lost millions in the theft because, as Hughes
biographers Bartlett and Steele report, many millions of Hughes' money
was laundered into the Bahamas, where it mysteriously disappeared during
the same time period.
In 1971, when the first successful U.S. antigravity flight assured that
manufacture of such technology would soon follow, a shady financier
named Robert Vesco met and did business with Hughes' arch competitors in
the Du Pont family just before Vesco escaped abroad with the looted IOS
millions. The two Du Ponts sold a company called All American Aviation
to Vesco, who was then known for mob ties. Shortly afterward, Vesco, who
was short on cash at the time, took millions from All American's
accounts and used it to bankroll his looting of IOS' $224 million.
In other words, Du Pont money made the IOS looting possible. Vesco
consulted with mob financier Meyer Lansky's aides, Dino and Eddie
Celini, in Rome before looting IOS. In short, just before Nixon's 1972
re-election campaign and Watergate, Hughes (and Helms at the CIA) may
have been betrayed, Hughes nearly bankrupted, by a Du Pont faction that
was competing with a Hughes-Mellon-Rockefeller faction for control of
reverse-engineered antigravity technology.
Later the Hughes-Mellon-Rockefeller faction joined with Allied Chemical,
the company that Katharine Graham's father had owned a major share in.
Within months, Richard Helms' Hughes-related CIA was maneuvering in ways
that helped to expose the Watergate case, perhaps as revenge against
Nixon, who had favored the Du Pont faction and Vesco over Hughes.
As a result of his big cash losses, Hughes' finances were crippled and
Hughes Aircraft was soon taken over by Du Pontâcontrolled General
Motors. All of the reverse-engineered, antigravity technology that
Hughes had been working on was apparently taken by Du Pont family
interests. It was an aviation coup, of sorts, that involved the worst of
organized crime. Those who haven't read about such subjects won't
appreciate just how "fantastic" the further implications of the Mark
Felt story actually are. Would Bob Woodward actually come right out and
speak about such things?
Not explicitly. Woodward is employed by a family that had a financial
stake in military-industrial contracts of the sort. Katharine Graham's
father, Eugene Meyer, was the prime organizer of Allied Chemical
Corporation. Meyer, who later became Herbert Hoover's governor of the
Federal Reserve Board, earned most of his fortune through Allied
Chemical, which later merged with Martin- Marietta, now part of
Allied-Lockheed Martin is deeply involved in the manufacture of Cosmic
Top Secret technologies used in craft like the Stealth bomber, the
X-22A, the TR-3B and other craft like the reported TAW-50, the most
recent gravity-manipulating craft in the United States arsenal. The
famous Skunk Works is an Allied-Lockheed Martin facility.
As numerous government whistleblowers have stated, question remains as
to who actually controls such technologies: the U.S. government or a
cabal of private manufacturers who have used billions in black budget
narcotics profits to fund reverse-engineered technologies in order to
avoid having to report the cash flows to Congress. Secrecy of the sort
has allowed certain private estates to lie and steal from the U.S.
government without Congressional oversight. In other words, greed,
rather than secrecy, may be the motive. Back in 1972 when W. Mark Felt
helped expose Nixon in Watergate, the CIA was up to its eyebrows in
When antigravity "flight" was reportedly first achieved in 1971, Nixon's
second presidential campaign was being organized and Watergate would
soon follow. The winner of the 1972 election would have leverage in
determining who would profit by the manufacture of reverse-engineered
anti-gravity technology. *Some researchers say it isn't actually
"anti-gravity" technology because it manipulates different kinds of
Retired naval engineer Col. Tom Bearden and others write at length about
their experience with "electrogravity" technology. Over time, Bearden
has become the grand old man of electrogravity theory, yet black budget
physicists may have slightly different equations for electrogravity. In
1947 when Truman's National Security Act was first implemented, black
budget labs reportedly plunged into the study of reverse-engineered
technology with an intensity that rivaled the Manhattan Project.
Did Bob Woodward hint at such "fantastic" subjects when he discussed
Deep Throat with the San Francisco Chronicle a few years ago? He might
have, but as the employee of a family whose fortune derived from
Allied-Lockheed Martin, he had little room to discuss such subjects
openly. The best he could possibly do while working for Katharine
Graham's son, Donald, at present, would be to vaguely hint at such
subjects. Non-corporate press has taken the lead in reporting on such
topics, given that corporate sheets tend to be compromised due to their
dependence on defense-related advertisers and finance.
Watergate occurred at the height of the Cold War, hence Mark Felt and
others who ranked high enough in the U.S. government to know about
antigravity technology assumed that it was "illegal" to talk about it.
They feared that the Soviets or other challengers might misuse such
technology. As CSETI witness "Dr. B" noted, military men who spoke
loosely about the project were killed to keep it secret. So how would
Woodward have known enough to appreciate the "incredible," or
"fantastic" nature of the project?
Woodward had two direct routes to information about aliens and
antigravity technology. During Woodward's Navy intelligence stint, he
personally handed secret documents to top Pentagon Brass and the White
House. According to dozens of CSETI witnesses, an abundance of
information about secret labs, UFO sightings, and foreign encounters of
the sort is handled by top Pentagon brass daily.
Secondly, for years the Navy has had a special role in researching
recovered "alien" technologies because when downed alien craft were
first seized for study, the US military assumed that they were nuclear
The Navy was the first service to experiment with nuclear reactors at a
research station near Twin Falls, ID because the Navy wanted to use them
to power submarines. For that reason, Woodward's Navy has long had its
own program of research and intelligence regarding recovered alien
technology, although the Army and the Air Force tried to compete with
In short, Woodward had two possible routes to information about
recovered technology: his ONI briefings to top Pentagon brass (and the
White House), and the Navy's traditionally more independent role in
researching alien technology.
During his "Deep Throat" meetings with Woodward, Mark Felt probably
didn't need to explicitly say that the "incredible" covert project
shared by all intelligence agencies concerned antigravity technology.
All Felt had to do was make an oblique hint. Given his previous
intelligence work at the highest levels in government, Woodward should
have understood Felt immediately.
Even if Woodward didn't understand the "incredible" nature of the secret
project that loomed so largely behind Watergate, he has had 32 years
since then to pick up on the subject. By the time Woodward spoke to the
San Francisco Chronicle a few years ago, hundreds of witnesses had
publicly testified about antigravity technology. Perhaps that's why
Woodward went out of his way to emphasize that a "fantastic" discovery
may soon unfold, now that we can begin to analyze Mark Felt's cryptic
However, Woodward has little reason to think most readers will go from
learning about Felt, to a succession of further discoveries, culminating
in a "fantastic" breakthrough. Watergate is old news. It won't hold the
public's attention for long.
The fantastic nature of the covert project that Mark Felt spoke about
requires sustained, if not combative, reporting on the scale of
Watergate by major news outlets. Given the lack of investigative
reporting done by the handful of conglomerates that control most U.S.
media 32 years after Watergate, it will take a major crisis to tease out
such details. However, given the scale of the project, the leads should