Over the years, it seems, the story that Mark Felt was Deep Throat was broken more times than Dave Mirra's collarbone. In 1999, though, one of the most authoritative fingerings came from an 18-year-old kid named Chase Culeman-Beckman, a childhood friend of Carl Bernstein's son Jacob. In a highschool paper, more of which can be viewed at Gawker, Culeman-Beckman wrote:
During the conversation Jacob told me: "Deep Throat was Mark Felt, he's someone in the FBI. I'm 100% sure."
Six years ahead of Vanity Fair, and he works for free? Sounds like Nick Denton's dream editor. — GREG BEATO
Deep Throat Does it for Jacob Bernstein [Gawker.com]