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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.

Mercer Dumps Milo — ‘Severing All Ties’

2:29 PM 11/02/2017

Financier Bob Mercer is sharply distancing himself from Breitbart News and Steve Bannon. But the biggest news is that Mercer is taking an ax to his relationship with conservative bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos.

THE LATEST: Twitter Has Still Not Reinstated Roger Stone

11:15 PM 10/28/2017

Twitter put President Trump whisperer Roger Stone in the doghouse this weekend for using a variety of expletives to insult a bunch of journalists, including CNN anchors Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. A number of publications such as Slate and The Hollywood Reporter and some individual reporters have declared that the medium had banned him forever. Some even gloated about it.