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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.

James Carville’s Roast Is NSFW (But Read On, Anyway)

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’s Original Big Gov Editor Unexpectedly Dies

9:49 AM 06/24/2016

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.

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CNN To Corey Lewandowski: You’re Hired!

3:05 PM 06/23/2016

Wow. That was fast.

Breitbart Reporter Who Told Foes To ‘Eat D*cks’ Quits Twitter (At Least Until After The Election)

2:18 PM 06/23/2016

My gut says he'll be back.

5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

12:58 PM 06/23/2016

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

Morning Mirror

12:03 PM 06/23/2016

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Separated At Birth: Politico Playbook’s Daniel Lippman

2:35 PM 06/22/2016

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.

Media Matters Researcher Gloats About Dennis Hastert’s Prison Time

1:35 PM 06/22/2016

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.

Afternoon Mirror

1:10 PM 06/22/2016

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Journo Hate Mail: Politico Reporter Gets Called Out For His Baldness

12:29 PM 06/22/2016

Politico Capitol bureau chief Jon Bresnahan, who made The Mirror's 2016 "Journalism Egos, Ranked" list, is no stranger to hate mail.

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Breitbart News Reporter: ‘Eat D**ks Is Just A Wonderful Turn Of Phrase’

3:15 PM 06/21/2016

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.

Afternoon Mirror

2:51 PM 06/21/2016

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Benny Johnson Kicks Lewandowski When He’s Down

11:54 AM 06/21/2016

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.

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Nunberg Calls Daily Beast Reporter ‘Sexist’ After She Characterizes His Weight

6:42 PM 06/20/2016

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.

Robert Costa On Vacation During Watershed Moment Of Trump Campaign

3:41 PM 06/20/2016

What a day for Washington Post reporter Robert Costa to be ON VACATION.

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Jake Sherman May Want To Wait Until Mike Allen’s Body Gets Cold

1:50 PM 06/20/2016

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.

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GotNews’ Charles Johnson Has An Indecent Proposal For Nick Denton

2:34 PM 06/17/2016

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.

Afternoon Mirror

1:56 PM 06/17/2016

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Snooty NYT Reporter Doesn’t Like The Coffee On His Plane

11:36 AM 06/17/2016

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.