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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.

Bath Time

9:22 PM 05/04/2016

Goldie Taylor is traumatized... A new alleged rape victim at Spelman College has stirred up tough feelings for Goldie Taylor, a former contributor to MSNBC and Blue Nation Review. Taylor explained that she waited 30 years to come forward with her story."I don’t know your name," she wrote in The Daily Beast. He was a high school football coach while she was a 16-year-old varsity cheerleader. "If I saw you on the street, I would not recognize you. But, if I’m being honest with myself, I will admit that it is your face that I see in the mirror each morning. Your name is mine: Survivor." Read the whole thing here.

With Trump’s Win, WaPo’s Dana Milbank Prepares To Literally Eat His Column

4:55 PM 05/04/2016

WaPo columnist Dana Milbank said last year that if Donald Trump won the GOP nomination he'd eat a page of his newspaper column. He asked readers to send him recipes for what would go well with newsprint. He sought chefs. He got fancy recipes. This will make it the first time anyone has ever consumed an entire Dana Milbank column.

Separated At Birth: Gregory Beyer (A HuffPost Editor You’ve Never Heard Of)

11:19 AM 05/02/2016

Gregory Beyer is the deputy features editor at HuffPost. He was at the center of a recent flub in which his superiors discovered that he was instructing a reporter to stay away from a story in the NYT about an Uber driver who snoozed while his passenger led police on a high-speed chase. Beyer thought the site was partnering with Uber in a drowsy driving campaign. He claims he wasn't trying to block negative coverage. He apologized to his boss Arianna Huffington -- who now sits on Uber's board -- and to coworkers in an open email thread.

Anderson Cooper Sniffs Mario Batali’s Croc

2:10 PM 04/29/2016

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and "The Chew's" Mario Batali had a score to settle Friday. It involved the smell of the chef's bright orange Crocs. Cooper appeared on "The Chew" to discuss his lack of cooking skills -- he eats oatmeal for breakfast and a burrito for dinner -- and his new book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes.