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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.

We Watch CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ So You Don’t Have To (1-7-18)

2:05 PM 01/07/2018

On A Gray Sofa In Washington–The balding head is back this week to discuss one of his favorite topics -- President's Trump's mental health. This week, host Brian Stelter seems to contradict stances he has taken in the past concerning his feverish questioning about the President's mental stability. They've positioned Brian's head among a collage of Trump photographs, creating an odd visual for this Sunday morning.

Greta Van Susteren Gets Frosty Reception On ABC’s ‘The View’

4:24 PM 01/04/2018

The ladies of ABC's "The View" just could not shake the Fox News in Greta Van Susteren during her Thursday appearance. She's ex-Fox News now, having said it hadn't felt like home for a few years. She even did a stint on their favorite MSNBC before that network canned her and replaced her with Ari Melber.

Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Steve Bannon With Sarcasm

2:38 PM 01/03/2018

Donald Trump Jr. is taking a beating in a new book by Michael Wolff. The spanking comes from former top White House aide Steve Bannon, who heads up Breitbart News after being fired from his 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue gig.

The National Enquirer Is VERY Confused About NBC’s Hoda Kotb

11:09 AM 01/03/2018

In 2016, The National Enquirer published a story saying Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered by a hooker. So why should anyone be surprised that the tabloid is trying to spread the rumor that NBC's Hoda Kotb is being scrapped for the fourth hour of the 'TODAY' Show?

In Defense Of Glenn Thrush: He Deserves Better

4:17 PM 12/21/2017

I recall a time some years ago sitting around my newsroom. There was a collective, palpable hatred toward then-Politico writer Glenn Thrush for any number of reasons. The main one being that he was a liberal writer disguising himself as an objective reporter. But there were other vague reasons for people's disgust. He seemed like a slime ball. He talked weird. They didn't like his hat.