A GRAY AND RAINY DAY IN DC — The human-egg hybrid that is CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter wants us to take a trip with him to "President Trump's Fantasyland."
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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.
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UNDER THE COVERS – Am I blind? I’m pretty sure CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter got a haircut since I saw him on last week's program. And he barely has hair. Or a neck for that matter. But let’s put those mean, petty things aside for now.
A TAN LEATHER ARMCHAIR IN AN UNDISCLOSED LIVING ROOM IN WASHINGTON –Everyone has pale, fat-faced days in the world of TV. And Brian Stelter, host of “Reliable Sources,” is having one. Attention CNN makeup artists: Bronzing powder?
Does New York Times liberal columnist Charles Blow have freckles?
A Plush Gray Sofa In Washington, D.C.– Buckle up. This week, host Brian Stelter gets philosophical. "If this is who President Trump is, who are we? What is the role of the press at a moment like this?"
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They say you shouldn't dress you have, you should dress for the job you want.
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Talk about a train wreck. Since when do we censor humans from reading material?
Being a freeloader at Roland Martin's house is the quickest way to get on his bad side. If you've seen #RolandsRules around the holidays, he runs a tight ship where his relatives are concerned. It's his way -- or the highway.
A President Trump hater has Fox News correspondent Brit Hume wondering if Twitter has finally reached a bottom he can't accept.
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On A Gray Sofa In Washington–The balding head is back this week to discuss one of his favorite topics -- President's Trump's mental health. This week, host Brian Stelter seems to contradict stances he has taken in the past concerning his feverish questioning about the President's mental stability. They've positioned Brian's head among a collage of Trump photographs, creating an odd visual for this Sunday morning.