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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: Reporter Says ‘Nothing Matters’

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Journo Hate Mail: GOP House Candidate Says I’m ‘An Embarrassment’ To The Daily Caller

12:55 PM 08/25/2016

What a proud day here at The Mirror.

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CNN’s Gupta Suggests Trump Has Heart Disease. Will Stelter Read Him The Riot Act?

6:01 PM 08/24/2016

CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter has been on quite a tear lately about certain media personalities suggesting that Hillary Clinton has health problems.

Afternoon Mirror: Small Journo Pushed Into Tight Quarters On Train

3:51 PM 08/24/2016

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Secret Service agent-turned-politician Dan Bongino chats with an attendee before the start of a discussion on reforming the criminal justice system by Senator Rand Paul at Bowie State University on March 13, 2015 in Bowie, Maryland. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Politico Reporter Marc Caputo Has No Apology For Testy Exchange With GOP House Candidate Dan Bongino

2:25 PM 08/24/2016

After blanketing a Politico reporter with f-bombs on Sunday, GOP congressional candidate Dan Bongino admitted to The Blaze that he lost it on Marc Caputo because his wife has lupus.

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Charles Johnson Is In Hungary Trying To Get Nick Denton Arrested

12:28 PM 08/24/2016

"If you like cheap good beer, cheap good looking women, and cheap good lodgings might I recommend Hungary?"

Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, listens as her husband delivers remarks at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, June 07, 2016. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s The Email That’s Striking Fear At London Publications

1:29 PM 08/23/2016

The Mirror has obtained a legal warning that is being passed around London-based newsrooms in the U.S. as well as across the pond.

Afternoon Mirror: Politico Reporter Gets Vicious Hate Mail For Fight With Candidate

1:13 PM 08/23/2016

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Mika And Joe Let Trump’s Relationship Rumors Hang Like ‘Turds’

8:48 AM 08/23/2016

After taking a Monday beating from GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski let his remarks about their alleged romance drift in the wind.

CNN’s Brian Stelter Lets His Inner Fat Kid Out

3:45 PM 08/22/2016

CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter makes no secret about the fact that he was once fat.

Tamron Hall Has Emergency Earlobe Surgery

1:59 PM 08/22/2016

You may have noticed a brand new sleek hairstyle on NBC "TODAY" Show host Tamron Hall this week.

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If You Want To Write About Ann Coulter’s Book, Just Ping Matthew Boyle

12:55 PM 08/22/2016

Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle is throwing a book party for Ann Coulter at the publication's famed "Embassy" HQ on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Senate candidate from Maryland Dan Bongino (TheDC Video)

Ex-Secret Service Agent Goes Nuts On Politico Reporter: ‘You’re The Definition Of A Life Loser’

10:27 AM 08/22/2016

There are so many levels of psychosis in the conversation between ex-Secret Service agent and congressional candidate Dan F-Bomb Bongino and Politico reporter Marc Caputo that even Carl Jung would be left scratching his head.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in 2010. Reuters/Brendan McDermid.

Are Mika And Joe Getting Any Closer To Coming Out As A Couple?

9:30 AM 08/22/2016

They're both finally divorced.

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BOYLING OVER: Breitbart Editor Calls Female Reporter ‘That Politico Bi*ch’

12:55 PM 08/19/2016

Donald Trump surrogates love women.

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Boutique Washington D.C. Dog Spa Polls Presidential Race In Poop Bags

11:57 AM 08/19/2016

It's a real sh-t show over at Doggie Style in Washington, D.C., where the boutique pet spa is selling Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump poop bags. They're selling the bags to see which candidate is shittier and therefore losing the race.

Montel Owns Up To Lying About Trump On CNN [VIDEO]

3:57 PM 08/18/2016

To his credit, after The Daily Caller reached out to Montel Williams' political director about a major flub he made on CNN concerning Donald Trump Thursday afternoon, he admitted through his spokesman that there was a problem.

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2:59 PM 08/18/2016

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Undocumented Mexican immigrants walk through the Sonoran Desert after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Majority Of Eligible Illegal Aliens Didn’t Apply For Obama’s Amnesty

2:33 PM 08/18/2016

In the four years since President Obama announced his executive order protecting illegal aliens from deportation, only 48 percent of those eligible have applied for the program, an analysis published Thursday reveals.