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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.
Bestiality. Sticking a finger up your dog's ass while camping. Jacking off. The size of his penis. His ugly face that always looks like he's mid-allergy attack. Drunken titty stories on airplanes.
Breitbart News announced the death of Mike Flynn, one of their founding editors late Thursday night. The cause of his death is not being released at this point. He was reportedly 48. He is survived by his wife, Holly, and a daughter, Riley Flynn, from a previous marriage. Coworkers and friends are in shock. The family is asking for privacy.
My gut says he'll be back.
And now for the dumbest part of our week...
Washington's former professional fact checker-at-large Daniel Lippman is bursting into the big leagues with his assisting role in the revamped Politico Playbook alongside Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer.
It's one thing to think that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) deserves prison after committing financial crimes related to his alleged molestation of a number of boys while he was a high school wrestling coach.
Politico Capitol bureau chief Jon Bresnahan, who made The Mirror's 2016 "Journalism Egos, Ranked" list, is no stranger to hate mail.
Breitbart News reporter Patrick Howley, who is covering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, has a sharp message for #NeverTrump consultants who are apparently allegedly pushing violence.
IJ Review's Creative Director Benny Johnson doesn't seems to subscribe to the Golden Rule. Especially since he's been kicked in the ass so many times.
Donald Trump's twice-fired former aide Sam Nunberg has no problem displaying his oversized ego in an interview on Manhattan's upper east side with The Daily Beast's Olivia Nuzzi. Nuzzi, who profiled Trump's campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks for GQ. In it, Nunberg describes himself as AMC Mad Men's Don Draper and Hicks as "his" Peggy.
What a day for Washington Post reporter Robert Costa to be ON VACATION.
The news formally exploded over the weekend that Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and third wheel assistant Daniel Lippman will adopt Mike Allen's baby, Politico Playbook. Media writer Jim Rutenberg wrote about in the New York Times.
GotNews's Charles Johnson has changed his mind: He's moving forward with his plan to sue Gawker. This, after insisting late last week that he had dropped the lawsuit against them for suggesting that he shit the floor in college.
First world problems, for sure. But why not? Reporters can get loud about whatever they want. The bigger the platform the noisier they can get.