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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.

Creepy Online Encounters (Part II)

2:11 PM 07/02/2015

The Mirror's series on creepy online interactions continues with the King of Online Creepiness: Ex-Rep. and failed mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner.

Dick Morris Is Receiving An Award For THIS?

4:47 PM 06/30/2015

Dick Morris, a former advisor to ex-President Bill Clinton and columnist for the New York Post, is primarily known for one thing in Washington -- and it's not his political consulting work in Latin America and Spain.

Why Is This Male Journalist In Women’s High Heels? [VIDEO]

1:09 PM 06/30/2015

Self-described "super cool dude" Brandon Cohen is a Vanderbilt graduate with a B.A. in economics. Upon graduation in 2008, he figured out he was too stupid and bored to pursue a job in his major. Now a video producer for BroBible, he's doing a genre of work he calls "fish out of water." He puts his bro-self in situations that take him way outside his comfort zone. Last week he donned women's high heels to see how they would make him feel.