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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.
Media Matters founder and chairman David Brock is on a tear this week, calling on the New York Times to issue a
"prominent correction as soon as possible" for its so-called sloppy reporting on Hillary Clinton and her personal email scandal as Secretary of State.
Forget the White House in 2016.
Michael Gottlieb, associate White House counsel, special asst. to President Obama and NPR Ari Shapiro's husband, has joined Atlantic Media's National Journal.
ABC "This Week" host and GMA's George Stephanopoulos will soon take the hot seat at Tufts University, where he'll discuss a topic that's pretty murky for journalists these days.
Quote of the Day:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach may be suffering some sort of eye condition. That, or he truly doesn't know the difference between silken white-haired Newt Gingrich and perpetually suntanned Speaker John Boehner.
1. Media Matters wants a correction from the NYT...for its reporting about Hillary Clinton's email use as Secretary of State. Lefty Media Matters, an arm of the Democratic Party, claims Clinton didn't violate any law since it was only finalized in 2014. Why You Should Read It: Media Matters' defense of Hillary Clinton knows no bounds. Meanwhile, tsk. tsk. HuffPost writes up the ordeal and has to correct its story because it named Media Matters Prez Bradley Beychok as the author of the letter to the NYT Public Editor instead of Media Matters Chairman David Brock.
For just $2, 299 you, too, could party with National Review on their infamous cruise.
Politico Playbook proprietor Mike Allen is often cracking on WaPo for being late in its reportage.
Longtime PBS "NewsHour" anchor Gwen Ifill is certainly no wallflower on Twitter.
Quote of the Day:
Bradley Peniston is trading one defense pub for another.
Could someone be trying to send RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams a message?
As The Daily Banter's White House correspondent Tommy Christopher grows more disheveled by the day, it may just be a look that's working for him.
This is incredibly rich.
PJMedia's Michelle Fields sure knows how to get a guy's goat. Late last week she released a leggy picture of herself sitting on the floor of CPAC and blamed all those "annoying MSM folks" for taking up all the chairs.
What’s Eating Joe Scarborough? Host Grows Testy After Saying He’s ‘Available’ To Moderate GOP Debates
Here's the thing, Joe Scarborough.