Earlier we received the following note from one Grant Hickey about recent reports of an argument between Time.com blogette Ana Marie Cox and adorable liberal blowhard Eric Alterman: "Just want to say that it's good to know a site which should never be read or taken seriously, given that the writing is apparently made up (I've read much of Mr. Alterman's work, and I'm going to have to side w/him on this one). I'll be sure to let all my friends know to dismiss gawker.com as the same level as the rumor mags in the grocery checkout stands." Yes! Do let all your friends know that. We feel the same way about ourselves! And please enjoy reading this truly priceless (without price!) transcript of their "conversation." Not only does it have a brilliant Pinteresque middle section involving parties and proper names, it's sure got a great ending.

Anatomy of a Washington 'Catfight' [NYO]
Eric Alterman Catfights With Ana Marie Cox
The 'Catfights' Of Gawker's Imagination [HuffPo]