Historical insight or long-lasting sour grapes?
Two ex-members of the New York Times say they had the tip on Watergate first. They say it came from former FBI chief L. Patrick Gray, the Times reports today.
If true, the revelation also means that the top two officials at the FBI were trying — it would appear, desperately — to get the media to follow the break-in story. W. Mark Felt, the associate director of the agency, has already been identified as “Deep Throat,” the tipster who guided the Washington Post through the biggest story of a generation.