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      Betsy Rothstein

      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.

Whoopi On Fighting Pols: ‘They Would Just Smack The Poop Out Of Everybody’

12:37 PM 05/25/2017

It makes perfect sense that the ladies of ABC's "The View" would turn to "poop" when going to bat for journalists Thursday during "Hot Topics." In this case, liberal journalists. Specifically, the Guardian's Ben Jacobs, who was either body slammed or nearly strangled on Wednesday at a campaign event in Montana by House GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte.

Lauren Duca Offends Sexual Assault Victims

3:25 PM 05/23/2017

Fox News has retracted its Seth Rich conspiracy theory story involving the DNC staffer's murder that host Sean Hannity has been backing hard. So Lauren Duca saw this as a fresh opportunity to insult Fox News. In the process, she unintentionally offended victims of sexual assault.

IJR Just F***ked Up Again

4:52 PM 05/22/2017

Just as soon as IJR finished digging itself out of the rubble of its last disaster, the pub blew itself up again.

Ex-‘TODAY’ Host Billy Bush Throws The Donald Under The Bus

11:21 AM 05/22/2017

In a move aimed at rehabbing his image, ex-NBC "Today" Show host Billy Bush gave a blockbuster interview in which he doesn't play nice with President Trump. In fact, an easy read between the lines suggests that he doesn't know him well and never did. Despite the ratings gold that might prevail, Bush has no desire to interview him. Hell, he's not quite sure how Trump got the Oval and he got the shaft.