The thing about the modern day selfie is that when a 13-year-old patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis asks nicely, you look like such an a--#@!& if you say no.
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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.
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.
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So much narcissism on Twitter, so little time.
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Alec Baldwin rags on the press
Is CNN new "Crossfire" leaving us so soon?
When you work for a major cable news network and host your own show, you get all kinds of oddball requests. Maybe it's a role on a well-known soap opera or, just maybe, it's an interview request from Bon Appétit Magazine. CNN's Jake Tapper took part in the latter for a feature called "Morning Routine," where they examine how "celebrities" start their days.
In late August, CNN "Crossfire" co-host S.E. Cupp was invited to go dove hunting. And no, she couldn't refuse, despite having a 7-month bun in the oven with husband John Goodwin.
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.
Politico took a big step toward repairing its relationship with women today. They've given two newly created executive slots to females.
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Nate Silver states the obvious about stating the obvious
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Over the weekend, a heap of reporters went to Iowa to Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry to mingle with the Clintons. Or, at least try.
And the story just gets sadder.
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.