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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.

REPORTERS BEHAVING BADLY: IJR Implements Laughable ‘Communication Training’ For Bad Employees


IJR is now adding MANDATORY "communication training" as punishment for employees who behave badly. Not to be rude, but is this going to be a selfie seminar?

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Reporter Who Quit Breitbart News Has Advice For Ex-Employer: STOP SUCKING UP TO DADDY

8:47 PM 03/23/2017

Some 24 hours have passed since Lee Stranahan quit Breitbart News after the site's Political Editor Matthew Boyle deep-sixed the reporter's right to attend White House briefings.

Screen grab/Periscope.

THE PARTY’S OVER: Breitbart Reporter Quits For A Second Time After Editor Kicks Him Out Of The White House

10:10 PM 03/22/2017

Things are Boyle-ing over at Breitbart News.


Hugo Shovelz — Washington Editor Becomes Snowstorm Dictator

9:33 PM 03/13/2017

What's the deal -- are British people skeptical of snowfall?


WaPo Gets INCREDIBLE Amnesia On ‘The Fix’ Founder Leaving For CNN

4:07 PM 03/13/2017

President Trump is forever declaring the media the "most dishonest" life form on the planet.


CNN’s Investigative Reporter Chokes On ‘Bananas’

4:41 PM 03/09/2017

When you're bitching about another reporter's mistakes, it's probably best to not totally screw up the spelling of a natural fruit that grows on trees. It goes well with most any breakfast cereal, and monkeys seem to like them.

Mag Says Haters Are Trying To Ruin Biden Family Sunshine

3:16 PM 03/04/2017

Good times are raging at the Bidens.

Kellyanne Conway (Getty Images)

Kellyanne Conway Gets Tricked Into Posing For Photo With Liberal Sh**head

4:32 PM 03/03/2017

White House aides beware: Not everyone who asks you to pose for a selfie has pure motives.

Chris Cillizza, Screen Grab MSNBC, 6-30-2016

WaPo’s ‘The Fix’ Needs Yet Another New Editor To Run The Blog (And His Name Isn’t Chris Cillizza)

11:15 AM 03/03/2017

For years now, the name that is most associated with a Washington Post political blog called "The Fix" has been Chris Cillizza. Cillizza founded the blog. But he hasn't run the thing in years.

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Biden Family Drama Has Everything: Sex, Hookers, Debt, Cocaine And A Son Sleeping With His Dead Bro’s Wife

10:51 AM 03/03/2017

Who knew that folksy ex-Veep Joe Biden was sitting on a dirty made-for-TV drama?

Reuters/Brian Woolston

BIDEN HER TIME: Biden’s Son’s Widow Finds Love With Other Son

4:55 PM 03/01/2017

Life comes at you fast.

Afternoon Mirror: Trump Mostly Wows The Skeptical Media

1:21 PM 03/01/2017

Quote of the Day:

By TheDC.

Separated At Birth: Democrat Response And Heaven’s Gate Cult Leader

11:45 PM 02/28/2017

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear offered the Democratic response to President Trump's speech before Congress Tuesday night.

Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters (Getty images)

Black TV Host Says Kellyanne Conway Would Not Have Couched It For White Evangelicals

5:38 PM 02/28/2017

Marc Lamont Hill, a professor at the historically black Morehouse College and a host for Black Entertainment Television, says President Trump's senior aide Kellyanne Conway had something else on her mind when she tucked her feet under her butt on a beige couch in the Oval Office.

Joan Walsh Is Boycotting Trump Speech And Assumes Regular People Care

5:20 PM 02/28/2017

Joan Walsh is once again out-Joan Walshing herself.

Honoree Megyn Kelly speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )

Report: NBC Anchor Megyn Kelly Attends Oscar Party Bra-less

4:48 PM 02/28/2017

Megyn Kelly is officially liberated.

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Greta Van Susteren Says Trump Hotel Restaurant Is ‘Very Very’ Pricey And The Responses Couldn’t Be More Nasty

1:49 PM 02/28/2017

Ex-Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, now at MSNBC, thinks the prices at President Trump's hotel restaurant in Washington are really expensive.

Roland Martin and John Legend.

Roland Martin Calls CNN Reporter ‘Stupid’ After She Calls John Legend ‘Overrated’

4:15 PM 02/27/2017

Oscar watching can be tense. Especially for Washington media types.

Angela Weiss/Getty Images.

Male Media Matters Journo Mocks Halle Berry’s Big Oscar Hair

2:11 PM 02/27/2017

Media Matters is known for its suffocating political correctness.