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Eric Alterman

Born: Jan 14, 1960

Birthplace: Queens

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Eric Alterman

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1960
Birth Place : Queens

Eric Alterman is an American historian, journalist, author, media critic, blogger, and educator. He is currently CUNY Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College, the media columnist for The Nation and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, as well as the author of ten books. His weblog named Altercation was originally hosted by from 2002 until 2006, moved to Media Matters for America until December 2008, and is now hosted by The Nation. He writes from a primarily liberal viewpoint.


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