New evidence of spine discovered

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Tue Nov 19 08:38:34 MST 2002

(This showed up on Doug Henwood's list this morning. "dacor at" is
David Corn, Henwood's fellow editor at the Nation Magazine. Bill
O'Reilly is one of the most putrid redbaiters on Rupert Murdoch's
ultraright Fox TV network. The Fox website billed Corn's appearance as
follows: "Then, what kind of groups are really behind some of the folks
leading the anti-war movement in this country? The answer might shock
you... The Nation's David Corn will be here to reveal the results of his
recent investigation.")

 >Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 09:26:27 -0500
 >To: dacor at
 >From: Doug Henwood <dhenwood at>
 >Subject: O'R
 >David -
 >I was disappointed, no, I was outraged, by your appearance on
 >O'Reilly last night. What the fuck were you doing? Surely you had to
 >have known he would have used "your" information - as if you were
 >the first to discover this, much less report it, which of course you
 >weren't - to discredit the peace movement. Since you're not a naif,
 >I have to assume that you went into the studio fully aware of what
 >would happen. So you provided raw material for the right to
 >discredit the antiwar movement as the dupes of a weird Stalinist
 >cult. Lovely. I hope you're pleased with yourself.


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