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Journalism Professor Describes Mark Felt as "Hero"

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – People across the nation are reacting to yesterday's revelation that a former top official with the FBI was the anonymous Watergate source known as "Deep Throat." Mark Felt, the second in command at the FBI in the early 1970s, made the admission in a "Vanity Fair" magazine article.

Lee Coppola is a former investigative reporter in Buffalo who is now dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at St. Bonaventure University. Coppola, at times, relied on anonymous sources as a journalist. And he says the role "Deep Throat" played in the Watergate case shows just how valuable they are.

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