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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.

Separated At Birth: Media Matters Founder David Brock

2:01 PM 03/04/2015

Media Matters founder and chairman David Brock is on a tear this week, calling on the New York Times to issue a
"prominent correction as soon as possible" for its so-called sloppy reporting on Hillary Clinton and her personal email scandal as Secretary of State.

Rabbi Shmuley Needs New Glasses

9:48 PM 03/03/2015

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach may be suffering some sort of eye condition. That, or he truly doesn't know the difference between silken white-haired Newt Gingrich and perpetually suntanned Speaker John Boehner.

Bath Time

9:25 PM 03/03/2015

1. Media Matters wants a correction from the NYT...for its reporting about Hillary Clinton's email use as Secretary of State. Lefty Media Matters, an arm of the Democratic Party, claims Clinton didn't violate any law since it was only finalized in 2014. Why You Should Read It: Media Matters' defense of Hillary Clinton knows no bounds. Meanwhile, tsk. tsk. HuffPost writes up the ordeal and has to correct its story because it named Media Matters Prez Bradley Beychok as the author of the letter to the NYT Public Editor instead of Media Matters Chairman David Brock.

Luke Russert Is Chivalrous (Just Ask Him)

12:37 PM 03/02/2015

PJMedia's Michelle Fields sure knows how to get a guy's goat. Late last week she released a leggy picture of herself sitting on the floor of CPAC and blamed all those "annoying MSM folks" for taking up all the chairs.

Morning Mirror

11:19 AM 03/02/2015
Quote of the Day: “Loving the sound of snow melting in DC, if only for a day.” – WaPo columnist Kathleen Parker. We love editors like this  “My Sunday column in which my editor let me use jackassery: The Mocking of Middle America.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito. Read her story here. Among her points, this […]