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.

Politico Wants Its Employees To Not Be Fat A***s

Politico recently moved its newsroom two flights up. Now they have bells and whistles and a kitchen with lots of snacks.

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz talks on his mobile phone after he announced his candidacy for president during an event at Liberty College in Lynchburg, Va., March 23, 2015. (REUTERS/Chris Keane)

Sen. Cruz Totally Trashes Reporter In New Book

3:34 PM 07/03/2015

As his book title suggests, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says he wants to get some things off his chest in his new tome A Time For Truth. Who better to get honest about than the news media?


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup pizza sauce
2-3 Tablespoons green bell pepper, diced
6-8 slices of pepperoni
2-3 Tablespoons black olives, sliced


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic powder, oregano and basil. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
-Top the cream cheese with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese. Spread the pizza sauce over all.
-Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the sauce, and then top with bell pepper, pepperonis and olives.
-Bake for 15-20 minutes. Or if using a microwave-safe pie plate, you can cover and microwave for 5 minutes. (

WTF?! Wesley Lowery Sleep Orders Pizza

10:42 AM 07/03/2015

WaPo race reporter Wesley Lowery is really growing on The Mirror.

By Flickr.

New Survey: Freedom Of Speech Is WAY Overrated And The Media Is Biased

9:53 AM 07/03/2015

The state of the First Amendment is still pretty ill.

Paul Begala Credits God For Trump’s Entry Into Presidential Fray

8:21 PM 07/02/2015

CNN contributor Paul Begala has caught a ton of grief this week for being a Hillary Clinton insider and for getting talking points that most rational people assumed he was getting before he went on TV to partake in punditry.

Donald Trump Praises Rich Lowry For Complimenting Him

2:59 PM 07/02/2015

When you're courting presidential hopeful Donald Trump, you don't need flowers or chocolate as much as you need a medium in which to heavily praise him.

Creepy Online Encounters (Part II)

2:11 PM 07/02/2015

The Mirror's series on creepy online interactions continues with the King of Online Creepiness: Ex-Rep. and failed mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner.

Politico’s Mike Elk To Newsroom: ‘Sure The Snack Bar Is Great, But A Union Contract Would Be Sweeter!’

1:07 PM 07/02/2015

The subject line says it all: "Salon Unanimously Chooses to Unionize - Now Its Our Turn!"

TWITTER FIGHT! Hugh Hewitt Tells Breitbart’s Boyle To ‘Wake The Hell Up’

12:44 PM 07/02/2015

With the help of journo-activist Matthew Boyle, Breitbart News may burn key bridges leading up to the 2016 election.

Salon Follows Gawker’s Lead In Unionizing

10:14 AM 07/02/2015

Salon is following in Gawker's footsteps. The liberal news site announced today that it will unionize with the Writers Guild of America.

Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Is Keith Olbermann On His Way Out ESPN’s Door?

7:18 PM 07/01/2015

Keith Olbermann has always had a problem that plagues him: He never knows when to shut up.

Illinois Newspaper Has Egg On Its Face

6:27 PM 07/01/2015

An Illinois newspaper inadvertently published a "test" report of the "results" of an election that's happening…next week.

Brent Bozell On Scott Walker Hiring Brad Dayspring: ‘Get Rid Of This Cretin Immediately’

5:09 PM 07/01/2015

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has some rather harsh words for Brad Dayspring, the former National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist who is now working for presidential hopeful Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's SuperPAC.

5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

10:08 AM 07/01/2015

And now for the dumbest part of our week...

Morning Mirror

9:38 AM 07/01/2015

Quote of the Day:

Evening Mirror

6:21 PM 06/30/2015

Quote of the Day:


Dick Morris Is Receiving An Award For THIS?

4:47 PM 06/30/2015

Dick Morris, a former advisor to ex-President Bill Clinton and columnist for the New York Post, is primarily known for one thing in Washington -- and it's not his political consulting work in Latin America and Spain.

TWITTER SMACKDOWN! Breitbart’s Boyle Does Not Know What A Flack Is

3:06 PM 06/30/2015

Attention Breitbart News editors: Before Matthew Boyle accuses another reporter of being a flack, shouldn't he know what one is? And shouldn't he not act like one himself?

Why Is This Male Journalist In Women’s High Heels? [VIDEO]

1:09 PM 06/30/2015

Self-described "super cool dude" Brandon Cohen is a Vanderbilt graduate with a B.A. in economics. Upon graduation in 2008, he figured out he was too stupid and bored to pursue a job in his major. Now a video producer for BroBible, he's doing a genre of work he calls "fish out of water." He puts his bro-self in situations that take him way outside his comfort zone. Last week he donned women's high heels to see how they would make him feel.