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Betsy Rothstein
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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.

BuzzFeed or BuzzFake?

2:48 PM 01/23/2015

In continuing with our BuzzFeed series, today we have a story about the 19 ingredients found in McDonald's french fries. Sounds rather BuzzFeedian, no? Or maybe even a Vox.com explainer at this point. Ezra Klein is something of a foodie -- he likes Chopt and fresh figs -- he could easily tackle this.

Lefty Editor Scolds Press For Talking About Balls

2:18 PM 01/23/2015

Jesse Berney, a comedian who is the senior editor for the lefty Blue Nation Review, took it upon himself to scold the Twitter media masses Thursday for joking about Tom Brady's ballsy press conference. And we cannot stress enough then word "balls." Brady claimed he doesn't squeezed the balls, it's not part of his process. He said some guys like old balls.

Bath Time

10:45 PM 01/22/2015

1. Rep. Louis Gohmert may be in some ethical hot water ... Keep in mind, he also used his influence to get a reporter from TheBlaze fired. All it took was a call to Glenn Beck. See the trouble he's in here. See how he got the reporter fired here.