Re: Liars, damned liars, and statisticians.

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 09:35:24 -0700

> Chief of staff. He is widely suspected of having been the
> still-unnamed source for the Woodward & Bernstein stories on
> Watergate, known as Deep Throat, though this has been specifically
> denied by Woodward, Bernstein, Haig, and Ben Bradlee (Woodward and
> Bernsteins' boss at the Washington Post, who has supposedly heard the
> name of Deep Throat).

In the pre-Web era, they had an AP news story on the identify
of deep throat. It was someone you'd heard of, but not entirely
famous. I didn't think it was a big thing at the time or else
I would have written it down. They later retracted the story
and I've never been able to find it again, because 4 years
later, they had another story on CNN about speculation who it was.
I remember thinking, how stupidly uninformed they are as they
already revealed it, but for the life of me coulldn't find the article
so now I doubt it really happened. Just a little journey into
my grad school brain-rot.