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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.

Nick Denton Has NO REGRETS About Outing Peter Thiel As Gay

Nick Denton, founder of Gawker, talks with his legal team before Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court, in St Petersburg, Florida March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Tampa Bay Times/John Pendygraft/Pool

Gawker founder Nick Denton got into a heated discussion Friday morning on CNBC's "Squawk Box" about the site outing Peter Thiel's sexual orientation.

Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Ben Carson: ‘I Was Not Treated Fairly In The Debates’ [VIDEO]

9:20 PM 05/26/2016

Remember all those debates where then-presidential hopeful Ben Carson complained about how little time he got to speak his mind? In January, he ragged on Fox News moderators for not giving him enough time. In another debate, he asked, "Can someone attack me, please?"


Gawker’s Union Calls On Peter Thiel To Fess Up

4:12 PM 05/26/2016

Gawker's Union released a statement Thursday afternoon calling for Peter Thiel to reveal all of his "secret lawsuits."

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RNC Spokesman Goes After Politico For False Reporting

3:55 PM 05/26/2016

The RNC is pushing back hard against Politico Thursday after the suburban Virginia publication published a story that the convention has signed the band Journey for summer festivities. The price tag: $750K. The RNC issued a formal press release to say that the RNC will not be paying for Journey to perform in Cleveland for its event.

5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

2:39 PM 05/26/2016

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

Afternoon Mirror

2:05 PM 05/26/2016

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These Two Shirtless Trolls Just Fooled ABC News

10:15 PM 05/25/2016

Those shirtless men at a Hillary Clinton rally Wednesday lied to ABC News.

Separated At Birth: Hillary Clinton’s Spokesman Brian Fallon

6:09 PM 05/25/2016

Hillary Clinton's spokesman Brian Fallon seems like a likable guy.

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Did Karl Lagerfeld Steal A Longtime Politico’s Cat? [Poll]

3:45 PM 05/25/2016

In a bizarre turn of events, Karl Lagerfeld -- yes, the German fashion designer -- may have stolen the cat of political activist and publicist Christian Josi.

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Washington Post Reporter Gets Hacked: PORN Style

10:30 AM 05/25/2016

Jenna Johnson, a Washington Post reporter covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign, had her Twitter account hacked Wednesday morning in the worst of ways. With porn.

Separated At Birth: Bill Gates And The ‘Genderqueer’ Teacher Who Got $60K For Allegedly Being Harassed

4:15 PM 05/24/2016

Who knew Bill Gates could find his doppelgänger in a teacher who claims to be neither male nor female?

TV Hair Of The Day: Bill Cosby Accuser Has An Amazing Hairdo

3:43 PM 05/24/2016

MSNBC trailed out a bunch of Bill Cosby accusers Tuesday afternoon.

Afternoon Mirror

3:29 PM 05/24/2016

Quote of the Day:

Afternoon Mirror

5:35 PM 05/23/2016

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

WANTED: Cartoonists To Create Anti-Trump Illustrations For HuffPost

4:57 PM 05/23/2016

"Attention all artists, cartoonists, illustrators and doodlers: The Huffington Post is launching a visual storytelling initiative to help document the 2016 presidential election."

SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 16:  Cans of Coca-Cola are seen on the shelf at Tower Market January 16, 2004 in San Francisco, California. Coca-Cola is being investigated by U.S. regulators over allegations raised by a former employee that it had inflated its earnings.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Senator Grabs Reporter’s Arm. Senator Steals Soda. Reporter Lives To Tell About It.

12:57 PM 05/23/2016

IJReview's Creative Director Benny Johnson was apparently in the right place at the right time last week when Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) grabbed his arm so the senator could do something completely weird and idiotic.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Not Too Thrilled With Howard Stern’s Interviewing Skills

12:13 PM 05/23/2016

CNN "New Day" host Chris Cuomo engages almost anyone who writes him on Twitter and doesn't seem to have any specific rules about what he can and cannot say. He gets defensive. He blushes when someone calls him attractive.  This morning he announced that he drinks Synergy Organic Kambucha in Gingerberry flavor as a snack. His views run the gamut, but he generally doesn't kiss up to anyone.

Are Interns Now Writing Politico Playbook?

5:35 PM 05/20/2016

Robert Allbritton may want to step up Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer's start date for Politico Playbook.

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TV Reporter Who Pooped On The Lawn Has Been Fired

2:53 PM 05/20/2016

It's one thing for a male reporter to urinate while outside, but going number 2?