DEEP THROAT UPDATE….Earlier today I said that Vanity Fair’s article claiming that Mark Felt was Deep Throat was “not quite open and shut, but it’s pretty damn close.” The reason for my smidgen of doubt was that neither Bob Woodward nor Carl Bernstein had confirmed the story.

Now they have:

In a statement today, Woodward and Bernstein said, “W. Mark Felt was ‘Deep Throat’ and helped us immeasurably in our Watergate coverage. However, as the record shows, many other sources and officials assisted us and other reporters for the hundreds of stories that were written in The Washington Post about Watergate.”

So that’s that. For more background about how Woodward and Felt got to know each other, check out this prophetic 1992 Atlantic article, which was emailed to bloggers everywhere by their PR staff this morning.