Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Follow the Money?
In many of the news stories about the unmasking of Deep Throat, we read the famous line: "Follow the Money." But Deep Throat never said it. In 1997, Daniel Schorr wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times about his search for the phrase's origin. When he could not find it in book version of All the President's Men, he spoke to William Goldman, who wrote the script of the movie version. “I can’t believe I made it up,” said Goldman. “I was in constant contact with [Bob] Woodward while writing the screenplay. I guess he made it up.” Woodward thought that Goldman had made it up. Whoever wrote the line, concluded Schorr, “it was an invention.”