Rather interesting happenings at tonight's debate:
Columnist and author Eric Alterman was arrested Sunday night inside the debate spin room and charged with criminal trespass after police say he refused repeated orders to leave.
Goffstown, N.H. police say Alterman was in the spin room as a guest of the Creative Coalition and went to an area reserved for a private reception for WMUR-TV. Police say he was asked by an executive at the party if he was invited to the private area and was asked to leave. A police officer was called after a verbal altercation ensued. He was asked by police seven times to leave, and police say he became increasingly loud as he refused. After ignoring a final request, police say he was handcuffed and taken from the building. He is charged with criminal trespass, and a bail commissioner will determine if he will be released.
Alterman writes a column for â€œThe Nationâ€ and writes the â€œAltercationâ€ blog for Media Matters. He also has authored several books, including â€œWhy Presidents Lie.â€
I can't wait to hear the entire story on this one.
Eric has posted his account of what happened over at Atrios. It sounds like CNN has some corrections to do on this story.