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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.

Is Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin Lacking A Soul?


Don't look for WaPo columnist Dana Milbank on "Morning Joe" anytime soon.

Afternoon Mirror: Daily Beast Editor Has Back Pain

1:38 PM 10/25/2016

Quote of the Day:

Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick watch the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Alleged Bill Clinton Victim Accuses CNN Of ‘BS’

4:22 PM 10/24/2016

Kathleen Willey, who says former President Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in the Oval Office in 1993, went after CNN Monday for simply announcing that it was about to deliver poll results.


Is Andrea Mitchell Snoozing Through Hillary’s Speech?

3:53 PM 10/24/2016

Hillary Clinton may be a fan of NBC's Andrea Mitchell.

By The Daily Caller.

Gary Johnson: ‘Let Me Tell You Something About Whitney Houston And Cocaine’

3:16 PM 10/24/2016

A more confident and slightly spicy Gary Johnson emerged Monday morning at a packed event at The Washington Post.


Check Out This Gigantic Fashion Flower Sheila Jackson Lee Wore On MSNBC

5:02 PM 10/21/2016

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) appeared on MSNBC Friday with a giant yellow flower on her shoulder to answer to a bizarre charge: Is she a stalker?


OOPS! Reporters Found Out They Were Getting Fired Because Of ‘Reply All’

3:42 PM 10/21/2016

Maybe the Baron's to start with a computer lesson on "reply all" before it adjusts its masthead.

 Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Oprah: ‘There Really Is No Choice, People’

11:38 AM 10/21/2016

Oprah is with Her. Of course. And here's why.

Michelle Obama (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW)

David Axelrod: Michelle Obama Won’t Run For Office

11:10 AM 10/21/2016

The axe has fallen on Michelle Obama's presumed future political career.

Afternoon Mirror: The Final Debate Edition

3:41 PM 10/20/2016


Lawyer Gloria Allred and Karena Virginia (L), who claimed to be the victim of sexual assault by Republican presidential candidate Trump back in 1998, arrive for a news conference in the Manhattan borough of New York, October 20, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Latest Trump Accuser Says He Touched Her Breast

12:57 PM 10/20/2016

Donald Trump's latest accuser says he touched the inside of her right breast in 1998.

Whoopi Goldberg Slams Chris Christie For His Barbs Aimed At Marco Rubio (Screenshot/ABC)

Whoopi Goes Homeless Chic On ‘The View’

12:02 PM 10/20/2016

Why is Whoopi Goldberg dressed like a homeless person Thursday on ABC's "The View?"

Screen shot, Twitter.

Guess Who Blessed Donald Trump After The Debate

1:17 AM 10/20/2016

Here's a guy you don't want blessing you before, during or after a presidential debate: David Duke.

James Carville On The Election: ‘Well, Of Course There Will Be Some Fraud’

12:14 AM 10/20/2016

The man known as the Ragin' Cajun has spoken.

Afternoon Mirror: Reporters Mob Kenneth Bone In Vegas

3:52 PM 10/19/2016


WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 7:  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill December 7, 2010 in Washington, DC.  The Obama administration is pushing for Congress to extend Bush-era tax cuts in a compromise with Republicans.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

John Podesta Doesn’t Deny Calling Bernie A ‘Doofus’ [VIDEO]

1:54 PM 10/19/2016

Who says Wolf Blitzer is an easy interview?

Screen shot/YouTube.

Thrush Says He Takes No Pleasure In His ‘Sh**ty’ Stories In Podesta Email

1:23 PM 10/19/2016

Politico's Chief Political Correspondent and podcast host Glenn Thrush has come under fire for some of his email chats with Hillary Clinton's campaign Chairman John Podesta. In a previous exchange, he sent Podesta a story to proof -- not an act that is unheard of for reporters, but probably not one that should happen with the head of a presidential campaign. A new exchange from February has him practically apologizing for the "human impact" of his "shitty story."

Politico Wins Ridiculous Award

12:13 PM 10/19/2016

Who does Politico secretly think it is?

Screen shot, Twitter.

MSNBC Welcomes Ali Velshi Aboard Mother Ship

3:58 PM 10/18/2016

Ali Velshi, who once had a bromance with Ed Henry at CNN, is going to work for MSNBC.