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Deep Throat: A Couple Notes

> Update: 7:20pm: From an e-mailer: “Fox may have been a bit later than others, but they have a reporter, James Rosen, who is an authority on the subject. I just watched him on Brit Hume’s program and he knew more about the subject than anyone else I’ve heard today on any news channel.” Rosen has a book about Watergate coming out later this year…

> Update: 6:15pm: Tom Brokaw appeared on MSNBC to talk about the Deep Throat ID. Also, John Dean will be on Countdown tonight…

> Think about how this story developed. It was a Vanity Fair magazine story, leaked by a broadcast news net — then Drudge posted the PDF of the magazine story. Later in the day, the Washington Post confirms the news by posting it on their Web site. Old and new media…

> “CNN has been all over the Deep throat story all day while Fox is MIA — they’re barely covering it,” an e-mailer says. “CNN was first to report that Woodward confirmed Mark Felt was Deep Throat. CNN took Joan Felt’s presser live. Fox was running DiTech.com ads.” “They’re doing what they do best — and that’s breaking news,” a tipster remarks. But then CNN started “wasting time throwing softball questions to Ted Turner,” another viewer notes…

> WHAC says FNC was slow to report the initial news this morning, as well. “CNN broke in and reported the Deep Throat story at 11:45 and stuck with it as he story unfolded…Where was Fox? They were 45 minutes behind CNN,” an e-mailer says…

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