February 18, 2012 1:20 AM

Commentary: Some lies around Deep Throat exposed

Kids say the darndest things. Speaking to a college journalism class last week, I learned the students had recently seen the

All The President’s Men

, the film noir tale of the Washington Post's pursuit of the Watergate scandal. When I asked what they thought of it, one young woman said she was pretty surprised by that Deep Throat fellow, the mysterious Post secret super source who skulked about darkened parking garages for pre-dawn meetings. "I thought it was kind of amazing that they just believed anything he told them," she told me with a quizzical look that suggested I would be able to explain it.

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