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Achenblog: May 29, 2005 - June 4, 2005

Getting Deep Throat All Wrong

I know everyone was crushed -- nay, LOST -- that I didn't blog earlier, but I had to do my real job, plus go over to WETA to be on Tucker Carlson's PBS show, which will soon be defunct,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 3, 2005; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Mark Felt a Secret Nixon/Mao Operative?

So Felt just "happens" to meet Woodward outside the Situation Room in the West Wing of the White House. That deafening racket you hear are all the alarm bells sounding in your head. Use some logic: Felt must be...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 2, 2005; 6:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
 
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Out of the Woods (Rough Draft column)

Because we need more to worry about, here comes a new ailment: Nature-Deficit Disorder. It's the subject of a new book, by Richard Louv, called Last Child in the Woods, which basically says our children stay indoors too much,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 1, 2005; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Mark Felt Admits He Is Batman

Story developing......

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 1, 2005; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Trusting Bob Woodward

[Wow. Just looked at the home page. We definitely need more coverage of Deep Throat. We need to turn this story into an entire Deep Throat industry, complete with spin-off books like The Deep Throat Diet, and The Seven...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 1, 2005; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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A Great Journalistic Mystery Solved

It's over. Woodward, Bernstein and Bradlee have confirmed the story. But here's what's funny: Even if Woodward, Bernstein, Bradlee, Sally, Don and Bo, Mark Felt, Felt's daughter, Bernstein's son's best buddy at camp, Norah Ephron's hairdresser, and the handful...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 31, 2005; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Mark Felt Is Deep Throat?

Everyone be careful to avoid being stampeded by people saying they knew all along that Deep Throat was Mark Felt. Actually, his name has been near the top of the list for a while. Tim Noah in Slate gives...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 31, 2005; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
 
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Hillary vs. McCain in '08: Part 1

Maybe there won't be a Part 2 of this post, and thus that headline could be misleading, but you can't adequately bring up Hillary Clinton and John McCain in a single blog item. Connie Bruck's New Yorker profile of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  May 31, 2005; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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