Thursday, June 09, 2005

Ann Coulter, Bob Woodward and an archeology mission

I hate to keep dwelling on the MSM/DNC's favorite subject, but Ann Coulter's column today brings to light many facts:

1) of which I had never heard; and

2) which reveal more MSM/DNC lies:

Woodward claimed he signaled Deep Throat by moving a red flag in a flowerpot to the back of his balcony and that Deep Throat signaled him by drawing the hands of a clock in Woodward's New York Times.

But in his 1993 book, Deep Truth: The Lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Adrian Havill did something it had occurred to no one else to do: He looked at Woodward's old apartment!

Havill found that Woodward had a sixth-floor interior apartment that could not be seen from the street. Even from the back of the apartment complex, the balcony was too high for any flowerpot to be seen. So unless there was a "second flowerpot," visible from a nearby grassy knoll, the red flag in the flowerpot story is ... well, full of red flags.

In addition, newspapers were not delivered door-to-door in Woodward's apartment building but were left in a stack in the lobby. Deep Throat could not have known which newspaper Woodward would pick up.

We might have known all this before 1993 if America's ever-vigilant watchdog media had been, say, half as skeptical of Bob Woodward's claims as they were of Juanita Broaddrick's.

The fictional Deep Throat knew things Felt could not possibly have known, such as the 18 1/2-minute gap on one of the White House tapes. Only six people knew about the gap when Woodward reported it. All of them worked at the White House. Felt not only didn't work at the White House, but when the story broke, he also didn't even work at the FBI anymore.

Woodward and Bernstein's former literary agent, David Obst, has always said Deep Throat was a fictional device added to later drafts of "All the President's Men" to spice it up (kind of like everything in a Michael Moore film).

Obst scoffs at the notion that the No. 2 man at the FBI would have time to be skulking around parking lots spying for red flags on a reporter's balcony. "There's not a chance one person was Deep Throat," he told The New York Times.

Also check out this 1974 article that downplay's the Washington Post's and "Deep Throat's" role in Watergate. H/T La Shawn Barber.

I include these quotes and references because it is fascinating to watch MSM/DNC's version of history slowly unravel on so many topics, including Watergate. Watergate remains the MSM/DNC's favorite subject only because so much of the truth remains hidden under MSM/DNC mythology. Conservatives always had the ability to uncover the truth and write about it. But now that we can talk to each other using the internet and talk radio, the truth has a chance to see the light of day.

So much of what we think we know about recent history is false. The truth awaits only our own efforts to reveal it. Think of the new media as one giant archeological mission. The artifacts, bones and ruins are buried in the sand. We need only keep digging to find out where they are and place them on display in our blogosphere museums.

Just as the Dead Sea Scrolls remained hidden and unknown in a clay pot in a mideast cave for almost 2,000 years, the truth behind Woodward's falsehoods remained buried under the MSM/DNC sands for thirty years.

What hidden treasures will we find next?

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