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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.
Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump woke up to a piece of bad news Wednesday morning. Namely Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer who appeared on CNN's "New Day" and recalled him calling her "disgusting" when she needed to breast pump during a 2011 deposition.
The Hill has been hacking away at this list for quite awhile. They've now extended it to members of the Administration and have repeats and people who really aren't attractive. The true beauties have appeared on previous lists. What's more, after repeatedly getting accused of racism for not having enough black, Indian, Asian or fat people on the list, they bend over backwards to accommodate everyone.
IJReview isn't saying The Hill's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list published Wednesday is comprised of a bunch of dogs.
Who could pull off being the twin of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards?
It's hot and humid and who wouldn't forget how to spell in this weather?
BuzzFeed reporter Tracy Clayton has taken her risqué reporting to new depths today with a Vine video that shows her enthusiastically shaking her ass for justice behind a police car.
Lawyers for presidential front-runner Donald Trump are taking a page out of The Soprano's playbook with The Daily Beast for resurrecting nasty details involving an alleged rape that emerged during he and Ivana Trump's early 90s divorce case.
"Whoa!" exclaimed HotAir's Noah Rothman today on Twitter. "Tommy Christopher's byline is back on Mediaite. That's awesome!"
The karma was swift.
McKay Coppins, a political reporter for BuzzFeed, looks unmistakably like one of the characters from the Despicable Me children's movie franchise.
And now for the dumbest part of our week...
Gawker founder Nick Denton continues his bizarre quest to destroy his website from the inside out.
Anyone who has ever watched a live taping of "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart has seen how much gratitude he has for his audience. In what appears to be a deep and heartfelt speech, he thanks them profusely for coming to his show.
White House reporter Tommy Christopher got into a heated Twitter conversation about Sandra Bland that quickly devolved to his use of the word "cock." The argument involved a story he wrote on Bland, the black woman who was pulled over for a traffic violation and ended up dead a few days later.
Anthony Weiner, a failure of a mayoral candidate and husband (for that matter), snapped at one of the most beloved public relations people in Washington.