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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.

NYT’s Charles Blow’s Vain Bathroom Videos Are Everything [VIDEO]

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Does New York Times liberal columnist Charles Blow have freckles?

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We Watch CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ So You Don’t Have To (1-14-18)

12:43 PM 01/14/2018

A Plush Gray Sofa In Washington, D.C.– Buckle up. This week, host Brian Stelter gets philosophical. "If this is who President Trump is, who are we? What is the role of the press at a moment like this?"

Morning Mirror: Women Give Author Of ‘Sh**** Media Men’ Spreadsheet A Big Kiss

11:01 AM 01/11/2018

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Rep. Schiff: Dressing For The Job He Wants? [VIDEO]

10:19 PM 01/10/2018

They say you shouldn't dress you have, you should dress for the job you want.

Ronan Farrow Says Childhood Abuse Helped Him Bring Down Harvey Weinstein

3:42 PM 01/10/2018

Ronan Farrow, who helped break open Harvey Weinstein secret life as a sexual harasser, says his own experience of abuse paved the way.

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Actor Snaps Fingers And Washington Post Changes Its Headline

2:28 PM 01/10/2018

The Washington Post wrote a story about Kumail Nanjiani and his new movie, The Big Sick.

Afternoon Mirror: ‘Fire And Fury’ Author Michael Wolff Says NYT Is Jealous

12:58 PM 01/10/2018

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Morning Mirror: Mika Brzezinski Should Be Exiled To France

12:11 PM 01/09/2018

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Boo Hoo Train — British Rail Company Turns Into Snowflake Express Over Daily Mail

11:05 AM 01/09/2018

Talk about a train wreck. Since when do we censor humans from reading material?

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Roland Martin Says His Niece Has ‘Lost Her Damn Mind’ [VIDEO]

5:47 PM 01/08/2018

Being a freeloader at Roland Martin's house is the quickest way to get on his bad side. If you've seen #RolandsRules around the holidays, he runs a tight ship where his relatives are concerned. It's his way -- or the highway.

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Brit Hume Calls Twitter A ‘Sewer’ After Trump Hater Mentions His Dead Son

3:02 PM 01/08/2018

A President Trump hater has Fox News correspondent Brit Hume wondering if Twitter has finally reached a bottom he can't accept.

Morning Mirror: GQ Portrays Michael Wolff As The King Of Journalism

9:02 AM 01/08/2018

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We Watch CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ So You Don’t Have To (1-7-18)

2:05 PM 01/07/2018

On A Gray Sofa In Washington–The balding head is back this week to discuss one of his favorite topics -- President's Trump's mental health. This week, host Brian Stelter seems to contradict stances he has taken in the past concerning his feverish questioning about the President's mental stability. They've positioned Brian's head among a collage of Trump photographs, creating an odd visual for this Sunday morning.

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Kurt Bardella Says Bannon’s Breitbart Job May Be Toast

1:54 PM 01/05/2018

Like peanut butter and jelly, if Breitbart News is on the front burner of the 24-hour news cycle, Kurt Bardella, the site's former spokesman, will appear on your TV set.

Afternoon Mirror: Washington Post Journo Is Peeing ‘Nonstop’

12:29 PM 01/05/2018

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Former WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer: ‘I Screwed Up’ [VIDEO]

5:50 PM 01/04/2018

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer came clean Thursday on HLN's SE Cupp Unfiltered in what amounted to a giant confession.

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Greta Van Susteren Gets Frosty Reception On ABC’s ‘The View’

4:24 PM 01/04/2018

The ladies of ABC's "The View" just could not shake the Fox News in Greta Van Susteren during her Thursday appearance. She's ex-Fox News now, having said it hadn't felt like home for a few years. She even did a stint on their favorite MSNBC before that network canned her and replaced her with Ari Melber.

Afternoon Mirror: Reporter Attacked For Praising Ex-White House Aide Steve Bannon

2:10 PM 01/04/2018

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Guy Named Butts Fired For Sexual Misconduct

10:25 PM 01/03/2018

What are the chances that a guy named "Butts" sexually harassed a colleague?