Friday, August 31, 2018

July 4, 2002 - Morgan Pillsbury receives a response from Eric Alterman

Morgan saw the article which had appeared on March 7, 2002, in The Nation and emailed Alterman asking for a retraction.    This was Alterman's  response, dated July 4, 2002,  then forwarded to me and Mark Crispin Miller on February 26, 2003.  

It appears Alterman is attempting to silence Morgan until after his next attack appears.   

Morgan only mentioned this to Melinda later in 2002.  

Morgan had multiple email handles.  Two of these appear here.  


2/26/2003 1:04:11 PM Pacific Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

From: "AltercationMSNBC" (
Subject: Re: Fund
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 09:57
To: "" (

Well, I think a retraction would only serve to bring more attention to what I said in the 
first place. I don't think you want to be associated with this for your entire life and it 
would probably be best to let it drop.

As for what I think of him, I have to say, it's entirely a disconnect. As I said, he has 
always been a perfect gentleman to me and behaved as such to my boss at MSNBC. Politically, 
however, his behavior is unconscionable even for someone who believes what he does. So there 
is a Jekyll/Hyde issue here, that is interesting, but fortunately, not my problem.



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