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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.

Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski Hit Their First Relationship Snarl

MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are taking their brand to the next level. They’ve officially had their first public spat – on air – since revealing to Vanity Fair that they're in a romantic relationship. They've never explicitly said they're in a relationship. But Scarborough has dished about their chemistry, saying, “We have a crackling on-air chemistry, and a crackling off-air chemistry, too,”

HuffPost Editor Is Especially Elated That Fox News’s Jesse Watters Is In Trouble

4:47 PM 04/27/2017

HuffPost's Amanda Terkel has absolutely no remorse about sticking it to Fox News's Jesse Watters.

Tamron Hall (Photo: MSNBC screen grab)

Source Calls B.S. On NBC Prez’s Claim That Tamron Hall Had A Big Incentive To Stay

2:48 PM 04/27/2017

NBC News is claiming in a new interview that Tamron Hall was offered a "substantive" and "prominent" role at the network. But shortly after Megyn Kelly was offered a new job there, Hall headed for the door.

Afternoon Mirror: Mika Brzezinski Scolds Fox News

3:45 PM 04/26/2017

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(Photo: Splash News)

Marie Claire Is At War With Piers Morgan Over Kim K’s Butt

1:37 PM 04/26/2017

Marie Claire Magazine is at war with Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan.

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 12:  Washington Times commentator and webmaster Andrew Breitbart speaks during the final day of the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.  Conservative political activists and potential political candidates gathered for the annual event to speak about politics, the current Congress and the upcoming 2012 presidential elections.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Ex-Breitbart Reporter Tells The ‘Truth’ About Andrew Breitbart’s Death

10:23 AM 04/26/2017

An ex-Breitbart News reporter put a conspiracy theory to rest Tuesday night by denying that Andrew Breitbart was murdered on March 1, 2012 near his home in Los Angeles.

Tomi Lahren (Screenshot/YouTube/The Blaze)

Tomi Lahren Is Just Chillin’ In The Courtroom

6:42 PM 04/25/2017

If you're going to sue your employer and your employer is going to sue you, this is how you want to be in the courtroom.


Conservative White House Gathering Leaves Some Jeering, Others Cheering

5:02 PM 04/25/2017

On Monday, President Trump and members of his White House communications team welcomed journalists from conservative-leaning publications over for fruit and cookies.

Mediaite Entices Former Managing Editor To Return For Three Months

3:50 PM 04/25/2017

Mediaite is bringing back old blood.

Morning Mirror: Media Bubble Fever In The Nation’s Capital

11:56 AM 04/25/2017



Tomi Lahren’s Legal Team May Be SOL

9:06 PM 04/24/2017

Tomi Lahren's legal team wants to hunt down the sources in The Daily Caller's recent blistering exposé on how she behaved while working as a BlazeTV host. Technically Lahren is still being paid by The Blaze and is operating under a non-compete clause in her contract. She's suing Beck and The Blaze in order to get released from that contract.

Tomi Lahren (Photo: Comedy Central screen grab)

Tomi Lahren’s Legal Team Is On A Manhunt To Find The Blaze’s Butt Pad Leaker

6:49 PM 04/24/2017

After The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson recently exposed the unflattering ways in which Tomi Lahren allegedly behaved at Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Lahren's legal team is fighting back. In her lawsuit against Beck and the company, her legal team is on a manhunt to unearth the mole or moles, even taking the extra awful step of seeking internal emails to find out just who squealed to The Daily Caller.


Jason Alexander Hates Trump’s Environmental Policies (And George Constanza Has Advice On Stranger Sex)

5:49 PM 04/24/2017

Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is deeply opposed to President Trump's environmental policies. He also has serious thoughts on how to get over a breakup.


Benny Johnson Has a Weird Obsession With Feet At Church

4:30 PM 04/24/2017

IJR Chief Content Officer Benny Johnson likes to get all Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Afternoon Mirror: United Airlines Tells NYT Journo To Get Off His Phone

3:45 PM 04/24/2017

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FILE PHOTO - U.S.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. on February 14, 2017.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Separated At Birth: Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin

2:44 PM 04/24/2017

You think he looks like a just another slimy geek in Washington.


BuzzFeed Goes Off The Rails With X-Rated Makeup Video

11:42 AM 04/24/2017

BuzzFeed News needs to be called out for its questionable sanity after posting an X-rated makeup video.

Daily Beast ‘Dude’ Gets Into It With Rob Lowe

11:15 AM 04/24/2017

Actor Rob Lowe isn't going to lay down and take crap from a Washington, D.C. politics reporter.

CNN Pundit Says Bill O’Reilly Once Thanked Her For Being Blonde

10:24 PM 04/19/2017

In what is likely lower on the totem poll compared to the other accusations, Democratic commentator Kirsten Powers told CNN Wednesday night that ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly once thanked her for being blonde.