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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.

Ann Coulter Mocks Stupid Pundits Who Didn’t Attend Ivy League Schools

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has lots of awkward moments in her future. Which is all part of her charm, really.

All In With Chris Hayes, Facebook

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Is Really Terrible At Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ [VIDEO]

10:46 PM 09/23/2015

Please. Make it stop.

The Daily Caller’s Biggest Fan Leaves Salon

10:19 AM 09/23/2015

Democratic pundit Joan Walsh is such joy to mankind.

Wesley Lowery

Since When Is Wesley Lowery Head Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement?

4:18 PM 09/18/2015

Wesley Lowery is not an activist.

Christie Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge (Getty Images)

Chris Christie Turns Himself Into A Fat Joke

3:53 PM 09/18/2015

Seriously. Hasn't New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie endured enough fat jokes in his lifetime?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to attend the Jimmy Fallon show in the Manhattan borough of New York, September 11, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Mika Brzezinski To Trump: ‘You Did Just Fine’

6:58 AM 09/17/2015

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were extremely sympathetic to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on Thursday's "Morning Joe."

Breitbart News Is All Morally Offended That Reporters Didn’t Stand For National Anthem

6:46 AM 09/17/2015

It's so funny what passes for morals these days.

Morning Mirror: The Debate Night Edition

6:13 AM 09/17/2015

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HuffPost Endorses Ben Carson

7:42 PM 09/16/2015

Must be his violent childhood anger.

The Debate Hasn’t Even Started And CNN Is Screwing It Up

6:36 PM 09/16/2015

Not only did CNN's Wolf Blitzer conduct a totally ridiculous interview with California Gov. Jerry Brown with tons of obvious questions, but the network has royally messed up a few other things before the big GOP presidential debate.

Mediaite Loses Its Editor-in-Chief To Daily Beast

6:01 PM 09/16/2015

Say goodbye to Andrew Kirell as Mediaite's chief of staff.

Matthew Boyle Will Never Wash His Shoulder Again

2:46 PM 09/16/2015

Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle has been in the golden shitter of  Donald Trump's private plane. If that's not cozy enough, now the GOP frontrunner has signed the reporter's shoulder aboard the USS Iowa in Southern California.

NEW BOOK: Psychic Medium Shatters Skeptics Doubts, Brings Healing To Grieving Loved Ones Around the World

7:23 AM 09/14/2015

It’s a little scary to think you could hear from your Great Aunt Brunhilda whose been dead for 15 years.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Cali Psychic Medium Says Donald Trump Will Not Be President

1:46 PM 09/12/2015

Rolling Stone writer Paul Solotaroff said this week that Donald Trump has superpowers along the lines of a clairvoyant.

Trump’s Video With Ukraine Conference Is Ridiculously Awkward

6:13 PM 09/11/2015

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump usually does really well in media interviews.

CNN’s Idea Of A TV Orgasm

2:44 PM 09/11/2015

As CNN prepares for the upcoming, much anticipated second GOP presidential debate, BuzzFeed's intrepid Andrew Kaczynski wonders what would happen if the whole night got flipped upside down.

Separated At Birth: Carly Fiorina

2:01 PM 09/11/2015

There's been a lot of talk in the past few days regarding Carly Fiorina's looks.

Republican 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) looks over at businessman Donald Trump (C) and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (L) as the candidates pose with seven other candidates at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Rolling Stone Writer: Trump Has Superpowers

12:41 PM 09/11/2015

In an incredible display of psychoanalysis, Rolling Stone writer Paul Solotaroff has described Donald Trump with qualities more often attributed to street corner psychics.

Morning Mirror

8:57 AM 09/11/2015

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