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Betsy Rothstein
Betsy Rothstein
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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.

Politico Names New FEMALE Editor

8:53 AM 09/18/2014

With their global expansion into Europe, Politico is making big changes. Today they named Politico Magazine founding editor Susan Glasser editor of the publication. The Mirror has learned that Editor-in-Chief John Harris will maintain his title, but will take on an expanded role to focus on plans abroad.

Jay Carney’s Son Gets Big Break On White House South Lawn

9:33 PM 09/15/2014

Good things come to those with fathers in high places. In this case, when your father is a CNN contributor and the former White House Press Secretary to President Obama, there are perks. Tonight, it's that Jay Carney's 12-year-old son, Hugo, the frontman of the boy band Twenty20, gets to play on the South Lawn of the White House.

Is Politico’s Mike Allen On Roofies Today?

10:55 AM 09/15/2014

You've got to give Politico's Chief White House Correspondent and Playbook proprietor Mike Allen credit for going through life without Zzzzzzz's and for being alert at the ass crack of dawn to yuk it up with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on "Morning Joe."

NYT Gets Sloppy With Its War Reportage

9:21 AM 09/13/2014

Looks like NYT White House correspondent Mark Landler fell asleep at the wheel this week with his war reporting. He wrote about President Obama's determination in creating a "world coalition" against ISIS and decided to be selective in terms of what information he included.