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.

Trump Says Lawyer Lied, Wanted To Breast Pump In Front Of Him

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump woke up to a piece of bad news Wednesday morning. Namely Elizabeth Beck, a lawyer who appeared on CNN's "New Day" and recalled him calling her "disgusting" when she needed to breast pump during a 2011 deposition.

The Hill’s 50 Really Honestly Not That Beautiful People List

2:35 PM 07/29/2015

The Hill has been hacking away at this list for quite awhile. They've now extended it to members of the Administration and have repeats and people who really aren't attractive. The true beauties have appeared on previous lists. What's more, after repeatedly getting accused of racism for not having enough black, Indian, Asian or fat people on the list, they bend over backwards to accommodate everyone.

WOOF! IJReview Trolls The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ With A Dog List

10:47 AM 07/29/2015

IJReview isn't saying The Hill's annual "50 Most Beautiful People" list published Wednesday is comprised of a bunch of dogs.

BuzzFeed Disembowels Trump’s Inner Circle Of ‘Goons’

6:41 PM 07/28/2015

How fitting.

Separated At Birth: Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards

3:21 PM 07/28/2015

Who could pull off being the twin of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards?

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OOPS! The New Yorker Spells Its Own Publication Wrong

2:35 PM 07/28/2015

It's hot and humid and who wouldn't forget how to spell in this weather?

Buzzfeed employees work at the company's headquarters in New York January 9, 2014. BuzzFeed has come a long way from cat lists. This month one of its journalists was on the ground in Kiev reporting on the crisis in Ukraine, and last December it published an in-depth article on a Chinese dissident living in Harlem, New York. The kittens haven't disappeared, but these days there is serious journalism as well. Founded in 2006, BuzzFeed is now among the top 10 most-visited news and information sites in the United States. Headquartered in New York, BuzzFeed now has more than 150 journalists, an investigative reporting unit, bureaus in Australia and the United Kingdom, and foreign correspondents in far-flung places like Nairobi and the Middle East. Its expansion comes amid a wave of investor interest in new media companies that are trying to capitalize on a decade-long wave of job cuts at newspapers, and new technology that has upended how news and advertising are produced and distributed. To match Feature USA-MEDIA/BUZZFEED  Picture taken January 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTX19CTT

Buzzfeed Reporter Twerks For Justice [VIDEO]

11:57 AM 07/28/2015

BuzzFeed reporter Tracy Clayton has taken her risqué reporting to new depths today with a Vine video that shows her enthusiastically shaking her ass for justice behind a police car.

Trump’s Lawyer Threatens To Drain Daily Beast Reporter’s Bank Account

11:34 AM 07/28/2015

Lawyers for presidential front-runner Donald Trump are taking a page out of The Soprano's playbook with The Daily Beast for resurrecting nasty details involving an alleged rape that emerged during he and Ivana Trump's early 90s divorce case.

‘Whoa!’ Tommy Christopher Quasi-Returns To Mediaite

6:06 PM 07/27/2015

"Whoa!" exclaimed HotAir's Noah Rothman today on Twitter. "Tommy Christopher's byline is back on Mediaite. That's awesome!"

To Catch A Politi-Thief: Politico Swipes Story, Then Gets Robbed Of One Of Its Own

2:40 PM 07/27/2015

The karma was swift.

Morning Mirror

11:51 AM 07/27/2015

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Separated At Birth: BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins

10:47 AM 07/27/2015

McKay Coppins, a political reporter for BuzzFeed, looks unmistakably like one of the characters from the Despicable Me children's movie franchise.

Afternoon Mirror

12:35 PM 07/24/2015

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5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

11:41 AM 07/24/2015

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

Nick Denton’s Nervous Breakdown Continues

11:33 AM 07/24/2015

Gawker founder Nick Denton continues his bizarre quest to destroy his website from the inside out.

That Time Jon Stewart Cussed Out A Comedian For Being Uncomfortable With Stewart’s Black Voice

10:10 PM 07/23/2015

Anyone who has ever watched a live taping of "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart has seen how much gratitude he has for his audience. In what appears to be a deep and heartfelt speech, he thanks them profusely for coming to his show.

Liberal White House Reporter Uses ‘C**k’ In Argument With Reader

3:00 PM 07/23/2015

White House reporter Tommy Christopher got into a heated Twitter conversation about Sandra Bland that quickly devolved to his use of the word "cock." The argument involved a story he wrote on Bland, the black woman who was pulled over for a traffic violation and ended up dead a few days later.

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to voters during a campaign stop at the Nan Shan Senior Center, Monday, July 29, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weiner Whacks C-SPAN Communications Director

12:08 PM 07/23/2015

Anthony Weiner, a failure of a mayoral candidate and husband (for that matter), snapped at one of the most beloved public relations people in Washington.

Morning Mirror

11:42 AM 07/23/2015

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