|Carl Elliott says his article was unjustly scrubbed from Slate.|
Dr. Carl Elliott, a bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota, has found himself caught in the middle of a fight between a controversial stem-cell company executive and Slate magazine.
Elliott wrote a commentary for Slate called "The Celltex Affair." The subject of the article was Glenn McGee, an executive at a company called Celltex and the one-time editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Bioethics. Elliott argued that McGee's dual appointments were a conflict of interest.
That is, until Slate abruptly scrubbed the piece from its website, writing, "We withdraw the article and apologize to Dr. Glenn McGee." Elliott says his piece came down after McGee threatened Slate with a lawsuit.
"Everything in my article had been reported elsewhere," says Elliott. "Why Glenn McGee picked the Slate piece to fire a threat to, I don't know."More »