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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.
It doesn't get much worse when your network strips you of your show and then your kooky mom goes on Twitter and says she'd prefer that you not be on TV either. To be fair, MSNBC is giving Ronan Farrow another role.
The idea of "fashion" at CPAC would be a loose interpretation of how fabric functions this week at the Marriott Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor. It's more like how little can I wear and how much flesh can I expose and still walk around upright with a deep sense of accomplishment that says, "Yes, I got dressed this morning."
WASHINGTON -- Ed Schultz's lawyers royally screwed up, a D.C. District Court judge declared Friday at an "emergency" hearing made at the request of the MSNBC media personality. The judge denied a motion to seal public records they claimed were confidential. Despite publicly filing the documents, they argued they were confidential and that not filing a motion to seal them years ago was an "inadvertent" error.
Ed Schultz Convinces Judge To Hold Emergency Hearing Because MSNBC Host Thinks He Needs To Protect His Career
By The Mirror Contributor EVAN GAHR
Say hello to Washington Free Beacon's Truth Monkey. He flies under the radar in anonymity and swings around in trees. But somehow we've struck up a friendship over the years, but only on Twitter. (He's @TheTruthMonkey if you want to get in touch and increase his Klout score.) He refuses to tell me who he is, but said he might meet me at a dark bar sometime. Still, there's so much I don't know about him. (By the way, I assume it's a him, but who knows what gender Monkey is? He could be transgender for all I know -- Bruce Jenner is, after all, his celebrity crush.)
The Washington Times Political Editor Stephen Dinan appeared on CNN this week. We couldn't help but notice how much he looks like actor Richard Gere (American Gigolo, Pretty Woman, Nights in Rodanthe).
For months, ex-BuzzFeeder Benny Johnson maintained a polite silence. He'd thank you for your question, but say he wasn't quite ready to talk about what happened.
Politico senior labor reporter Mike Elk spoke out today about why he's been missing from the Rosslyn newsroom for about a month. Presumably to dispel the idea that his absence coincided with his announcement to unionize Politico, here's what he had to say:
This is what happens when two entities working together fail to communicate before the press release goes out.
By The Mirror Contributor Evan Gahr
In newly obtained private emails, MSNBC's Ed Schultz likened CNN to fecal matter, pined for a job with Fox News, claimed the 2008 McCain presidential campaign kept him off Larry King and, most disturbingly, manifested profound micro-aggression towards Oprah Winfrey.
With the grand procession of Politico reporters and editors out the door since summer, Politico appears to be determined to hire journalists whose names are not yet famous for Washington. Consider this one more cog in the wheel of the suburban Virginia publication's new regime with VandeHarris focused heavily on Brussels. On Tuesday morning they announced that they snagged Bryan Bender, the Boston Globe's national security correspondent, to run Pro Defense.
Suffice it to say Hugh Hewitt is no Candy Crowley.
OK maybe a slight stretch.
CPAC opens with a bang on Thursday with a party known as Blog Bash.