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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.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is covered in Weinstein slime.
IJR appears to be doing some fall cleaning. The kind that involves bleach, not hand soap.
Former magazine editor and "Morning Joe" frequenter Tina Brown is making the rounds about her new book: The Vanity Fair Diaries, 1983-1992.
Washington Post workers are hopping mad at the way tech billionaire owner Jeff Bezos is handling the latest round of contract negotiations. Leading up to a Wednesday meeting with lawyers, they are picketing Tuesday afternoon outside the company's HQ.
In A Pretty Sunlit Living Room In Washington–Brace yourselves. It’s time for another episode of “We Watch CNN’s Reliable Sources” with your President Trump-hating host Brian Stelter so you don’t have to destroy your Sunday.
Last Thursday morning, CNN President Jeff Zucker went on his morning editorial conference call and urged his network to land former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile, who is blasting open corruption at the DNC with the force of a water cannon with her new tell-all, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) often pops up in the pot of potential future presidential hopefuls.
At long last, Malia Obama, the eldest Obama daughter, is getting some good press that doesn't involve partying, passing out, telling someone off or smoking dope.
In a twist of irony, a Democratic congresswoman who made it her business to squash sexual harassment on Capitol Hill by drafting a bill, had a snarly situation right under her nose.
On A Polka Dot Sofa Somewhere In The Midwest–If it’s Sunday, it’s time to watch another episode of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with the obviously biased, President Trump-hating host Brian Stelter.
Financier Bob Mercer is sharply distancing himself from Breitbart News and Steve Bannon. But the biggest news is that Mercer is taking an ax to his relationship with conservative bad boy Milo Yiannopoulos.
The heart wants what it wants.
What does a columnist have to do for a publication to ghost a writer?
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Now this is some serious marketing.
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On A Polka Dot Sofa Somewhere In The Midwest–What’s red, white and blue and stuffed into a dark suit?
President Trump whisperer Roger Stone says he'll march into court and sue Twitter after the platform booted him for taunting a couple of CNN anchors.
Twitter put President Trump whisperer Roger Stone in the doghouse this weekend for using a variety of expletives to insult a bunch of journalists, including CNN anchors Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. A number of publications such as Slate and The Hollywood Reporter and some individual reporters have declared that the medium had banned him forever. Some even gloated about it.