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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.

Afternoon Mirror: Correspondent Gets ‘Sh*t’ Past TV Censors

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Collage SAB.

Separated At Birth: Senior White House Advisor Steve Bannon

12:27 PM 01/24/2017

President Donald Trump's senior advisor Steve Bannon has an aura of mystery around him.

Fox News Shockingly Hires Ex-State Dept. Spokeswoman Who Insulted The Network

5:04 PM 01/23/2017

Fox News is bringing Democratic advisor Marie Harf into its clutches.

Afternoon Mirror: Washington Reporters Have Spicer-itis

3:03 PM 01/23/2017



Trump’s Ex-Digital Director Dings ABC Reporter For Being An Elitist

12:31 PM 01/23/2017

The media versus Trump is a WWE wrestling match that isn't wrapping up anytime soon.

First lady Melania Trump is seen the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

MSNBC Host’s Hubby Gets Sent Melania Nudes For Wanting To See Her Ball Gown

4:51 PM 01/21/2017

Even spouses of journalists can get crap if they're not careful.

Donald Trump Jr. smiles after his father Donald Trump officially became the Republican Nominee for President of the United States at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Fake Don Jr. Scolds Reporter For Making Fun Of Barron Trump

12:50 AM 01/21/2017

The usual "rule" is that reporters steer clear of presidential children.

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is demanding documents on failed co-ops from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

GOP Congressman Shakes Hillary’s Hand Only To Later Mock Her

7:16 PM 01/20/2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) got called out for being a "dick" and a "slimy rat fuck" after he ran a picture of himself shaking Hillary Clinton's hand at Donald Trump's Inauguration.

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sings the U.S. National Anthem on the floor during the first session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Corey Lewandowski Has An Embarrassing Inauguration Day

4:16 PM 01/20/2017

How embarrassing was Corey Lewandowski's Inauguration Day?

TV/radio host Larry King attends a private luncheon hosted by The National Radio Hall of Fame and Larry King at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 13, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Larry King’s Car Windows Get Smashed During Inauguration Protest

2:40 PM 01/20/2017

Unlike some of the quirky, inane observations longtime talk show host Larry King makes in his #KingsThings Twitter feature, things just got real.

Scottie Nell Hughes on CNN

Scottie Nell Hughes: Comms Went Dead With Trump Campaign After Access Hollywood Tape

1:59 PM 01/20/2017

Scottie Nell Hughes, a well-known surrogate for Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, said she totally winged it after the scandalous Access Hollywood footage was released to the public. The tape revealed that Trump had told the program's host Billy Bush that he liked to "grab women by the pussy."

It’s Always Darkest Before The Don: Trump’s Inauguration Day Sunrise Was Gorgeous

1:04 PM 01/20/2017

In what may be an auspicious beginning but a downpour of an ending, the sunrise on Donald Trump's Inauguration Day sunrise was nothing short of beautiful.

Morning Mirror: Donald Trump’s Big Day Has Arrived

11:38 AM 01/20/2017

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Gets Testy With Russia Today Reporter

11:13 PM 01/19/2017

Inauguration Day is gearing up to be anything but calm.


CNN Unbothered With Breitbart News’ New Nasty Nickname For The Network

6:00 PM 01/19/2017

Breitbart News, the outlet that has unapologetically backed President-elect Donald Trump throughout his candidacy, is now openly referring to CNN as the "fake news outlet."

Martha Raddatz (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

ABC’s Martha Raddatz Declares ‘Crying’ Story Over Trump Getting Elected ‘Bullsh*t’

12:11 PM 01/19/2017

Initially one reporter sees a woman near tears. Others hear a voice cracking from fatigue.

Obama family dogs Bo (L) and Sunny are on hand as visitors can now take photos during a tour of the White House in Washington July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

HUGE Transition Scoop: The Obamas Have Two Portuguese Water Dogs

11:20 AM 01/19/2017

It's entirely possible that President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is f--king with everyone.

Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Journo Hate Mail: Readers Appalled By A Headline, Question My Upbringing

4:07 PM 01/18/2017

After I wrote about Tiffany Trump's hairdo ordeal Tuesday, some readers let me have it with both barrels.

Tiffany Trump speaks with Barbara Walters in November, 2015. YouTube screen grab:

Separated At Birth: Tiffany Trump And Honey Boo Boo

4:34 PM 01/17/2017

A note to doubters: Give this one a chance.