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The Watergate scandal of the early 1970s was a scandal of such great proportion that it could have caused our capitalist government to collapse like the Roman Empire Watergate left the American people feeling used by all politicians Since their trust was violated cynicism stayed with the American people for years afterward It has been proven that Richard Nixon the President of the United States hired seven men to break into the Watergate hotel and bug the Democratic headquarters to find out damaging information When an elusive character named Deep Throat leaked vital information about the break in to the Washington Post the major investigation that was launched upon the President received more solid evidence to go on What was thought to be a third rate break in ended up exposing a vote greedy president and eventually led to his resignation One of the most mysterious characters in the Watergate scandal is the elusive Deep Throat Deep Throat helped Bob Woodward a reporter for the Washington Post expose the scandal to the American people So the major question the best-kept secret in American politics is what is the real identity of Deep Throat Only four people in the world know the answer a Bob Woodward b his partner Carl Bernstein c executive editor of the Post Ben Bradle d and the elusive Deep Throat himself Sussman 43 According to Woodward Deep Throat wished to remain anonymous but wanted the American people to know some things about himself He is one person not a composite of several sources Aware of his own weaknesses he readily conceded his flaws He was incongruously an incurable gossip careful to label rumor for what it was but fascinated by it He could be rowdy drink too much and overreach He was not good at concealing his feelings hardly for a man in his position qtd in Graham 1 What Deep Throat wanted the American people to know is
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