March 28, 2004: Fresh from a bizarre on-air showdown with CNBC talk-show host Dennis Miller, left-wing MSNBC pundit Eric Alterman has accused The New York Observer of doing a second “hatchet job” on him. [...] When we tried to contact Alterman for comment, he e-mailed us back: “I don’t have a lot to say. I enjoy PAGE SIX but I don’t admire it. I imagine most people feel that way.” Mee-ouch!
March 12, 2003: The Week magazine held a forum on media bias featuring Janeane Garofalo, Arianna Huffington, Eric Alterman and William McGowan.” [...] Jeff Jarvis: “hey, if you’re going to get dissed by someone, it’s much better to be dissed by Brown than Alterman.”
August 6, 1999: We hear… That journalist/gadfly Philip Nobile overheard two clerks at the Strand bookstore complaining about Nation columnist Eric Alterman. ‘He’s a whiner,’ said one. ‘Yeah,’ said the other. ‘The first time I met him I almost punched him.’