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W. Mark ”Deep Throat” Felt’s family said they went public because they needed the money; looks like they got their wish. They’ll earn $1 million from the book and movie rights to Felt’s life story, which they’ve sold to Tom Hanks’ production company and Universal Pictures. (Um, Universal does know that it’s buying Felt’s story, not Linda Lovelace’s, right? Oh, yeah, they tried that already.)

By the way, in case you missed this week’s issue of The Nation, here’s their scoop on the latest twist in the Deep Throat saga: It turns out Felt’s FBI boss assigned him to find the source of the leaks to Woodward and Bernstein. ”In a twist worthy of le Carré, Deep Throat was assigned the mission ofunearthing — and stopping — Deep Throat.” Forget le Carré — it sounds more like Kevin Costner in No Way Out, doesn’t it?

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