Wednesday, June 01, 2005

On second thought.

It does sort of suck that the Washington Post kept Deep Throat's secret all these years, and he chose to come out in Vanity Fair without even telling the Post what was coming.

I mean, call it loyalty to my home town paper, but that doesn't seem sporting.

And Vanity Fair is the publication of choice for people who are cashing in. (Witness Monica Lewinsky)

Woodward's concern that the guy is senile and his family is just making money off of him is truly depressing.


1 comment:

PG said...

Mmph... I'm inclined to agree with Eric Alterman that Woodward was just annoyed that his own opportunity to cash in has taken a bit of hit.

'Bob Woodward, whom I believe to be the best-selling non-fiction author in the United States, and an extremely wealthy man, did not ultimately respond to the Felt family's entreaties to make a joint presentation of the information, because they hoped the revelation will "make at least enough money to pay some bills." Woodward, instead, left them hanging after a few conversations. According to the Washington Post, he "had prepared for Felt's eventual death by writing a short book about a relationship he describes as intense and sometimes troubling. His longtime publisher, Simon & Schuster, is rushing the volume to press." Nice.'