Full-Throated Silence


Although several outlets have reported the finding by a class of University of Illinois journalism students that lawyer Fred Fielding was Watergate's mysterious Deep Throat, The Washington Post has yet to weigh in.

The Post's Bob Woodward is obviously in a position to confirm or deny Fielding's role, but just as obviously would never do that. Still, it would be nice to get a Post spin on the story.

Fielding was an assistant to White House lawyer John Dean back in 1972 and has held several prominent government posts since then.