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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.

Tony Calls Baloney On Hillary Clinton’s Weinstein Response

11:22 AM 10/12/2017

As pervy Harvey Weinstein jetted off to an Arizona rehab Wednesday night, CNN's resident "Parts Unknown" foodie Anthony Bourdain had no reservations about going after former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her infinite intelligence and delayed response to the casting couch scandal.

Now Mama Allred Is Going After Harvey Weinstein

12:07 PM 10/10/2017

Famed attorney Gloria Allred is holding a press conference Monday to unveil a new Harvey Weinstein accuser. It's the least she can do since her daughter, Lisa Bloom, tried to mess with a lifetime of work repping women who have allegedly been harassed, abused, drugged and assaulted by men.