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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.

Montel Williams Urges Female Journalist To Die

11:19 PM 12/05/2016

Washed up talk show host Montel Williams may have a slim physique. But these days he has all the grace of a hippo-POT-amus. The infamous pot-smoking Twitter fiend and veterans rights activist went on a social media tear Monday and told a female journalist how to kill herself.

Q: What Are You LEAST Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

3:47 PM 11/24/2016

In honor of how divisive the nation is these days, how annoying CNN's media reporter Brian Stelter is, and all the other shit we put up with in our daily lives, The Mirror is celebrating the day by asking journalists and other political types what they are LEAST thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Trump Pool Reporter Emphasizes That He’s Staked Out In A Drainage Ditch

3:11 PM 11/18/2016

The Guardian's Ben Jacobs is already awaiting President-elect Donald Trump's arrival in Bedminster, N.J. for the weekend. Unlike the Washington pool reporters who typically camp out in a food court while President Obama golfs, Trump's "supplemental" pooler is hanging out in a drainage ditch and resting his coffee cup on a guard rail.