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Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Betsy has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in England, interviewing punk rockers in Piccadilly Square who stole her notebook and ripped it up. After graduating from Union College with a B.A. in Spanish, she began her journalism career in Cambridge, Mass., working for a Cuban newspaper where she conducted man-on-the-street interviews. She asked Latinos about their love lives. “Do Latinos make better lovers or what?” She soon moved out west to Denver, where she worked for two rival Hispanic weeklies for one year each. Next stop: J-school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree. In the years following grad school she worked at the Boca Raton News as a business reporter followed by a brief stint as a press secretary for former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). She spent the next decade on Capitol Hill covering hard news, features and gossip for The Hill Newspaper. In 2009 she quit and moved to Portland, Ore. and wrote about the many long-haired men there who distinctly resemble Jesus. They weren’t all kind (one was fat and confrontational) but she got her story. Prior to joining TheDC, Betsy was the editor of FishbowlDC, a Washington media gossip blog.
Readers "Bob and Mary" let me have it Wednesday after I wrote my critique on National Journal serial tweeter Ron Fournier saying that "It's a reporter's job to be an ass."
Fox News "O'Reilly Factor" correspondent Jesse Waters was on the receiving end of a pretty disgusting piece of hate mail this week in which a viewer compares his mouth to a toilet.
Hard to say what is more awkward: Donald Trump in the same breathing space as Jeb Bush, the competitor he constantly refers to as "low energy."
If you think Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders isn't getting a fair shake in the media, don't go whining to New York Times columnist Charles Blow.
Jesus, Ron Fournier. Speak for yourself.
There's a new, albeit odd, way to suck up to politicians: Publicly thank the security protecting the presidential hopefuls for letting you relieve yourself on the campaign trail.
There's no good way to spin this.
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CNN's right-leaning analyst Ana Navarro has a hot new gig on ABC's "The View."
TWITTER FIGHT: Mickey Kaus Berates Politico For Being Soft On Bush And Gets A Dose Of His Own Harshness
Blogger Mickey Kaus got himself whipped up into a lather Monday night after Politico reported what amounts to basics on GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.
Gawker has responded to Charles C. Johnson's defamation lawsuit against him. In a nutshell: they want the case tossed and they're using his press to slam him as an unsavory character.
When journalists who aren't nationally known go on Social Media and tell their fans to "ask me anything," it always makes me a little queasy.
At this point, reporters from Politico gravitating to CNN is like a game of Red Rover.
It's been awhile since Rare, the publication owned by Cox Media Group, has done anything memorable. So all the more fitting that they've posted an eye-popping ad for a political reporter who is willing to sleep around and die for her job.
With three African American women on The View's hot topics panel Monday morning, Nicolle Wallace was the odd woman out in more ways than one -- she's a Republican and she's white.
The idea that Donald Trump is winning because the press can't stay away from him is absurd.
Politico now has a Playbook in Massachusetts.
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