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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.

Journalist Hater Accuses Reporter Of ‘Jerling’ Off

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

A notice to journalist haters everywhere: If you're going to mock the Fourth Estate, please learn how to spell.


Q: What Are You LEAST Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

3:47 PM 11/24/2016

In honor of how divisive the nation is these days, how annoying CNN's media reporter Brian Stelter is, and all the other shit we put up with in our daily lives, The Mirror is celebrating the day by asking journalists and other political types what they are LEAST thankful for this Thanksgiving.

CNN's Brian Stelter: CNBC Moderators 'Lost Control Of The Debate' And Won't Host A Debate Next Time [screenshot CNN]

CNN Bogusly Runs Story As If It Belongs To Them

2:30 PM 11/23/2016


Carlo Allegri/Reuters.

Trump Calls ‘Failing’ NYT An ‘American Jewel’

3:58 PM 11/22/2016

President-elect Donald Trump must have an angel on his shoulder today because he now has incredibly positive things to say about the New York Times -- a paper he has been ridiculing through much of his campaign.

Piers Morgan. Gus Ruelas/Reuters.

Piers Morgan Makes Light Of Wanting To Be Donald Trump’s Press Secretary

9:21 AM 11/22/2016

Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan really wants to be Donald Trump's White House Press Secretary. He bragged about it at a summer party in the UK.


Trump’s Win Drives Journalist To Pick Up After 12 Years Of No Smoking

1:37 PM 11/21/2016

RedState senior contributing editor Ben Howe was feeling pretty horrible.


NYT’s Ashley Parker To The Washington Post

10:51 AM 11/21/2016


By John Stanton/BuzzFeed.

Naked Cowboy Flashes His Rump In Trump Tower

3:48 PM 11/18/2016

There are election breakout stars like Corey Lewandowski, Scottie Nell Hughes and Katy Tur.

Photo by BR.

Trump Pool Reporter Emphasizes That He’s Staked Out In A Drainage Ditch

3:11 PM 11/18/2016

The Guardian's Ben Jacobs is already awaiting President-elect Donald Trump's arrival in Bedminster, N.J. for the weekend. Unlike the Washington pool reporters who typically camp out in a food court while President Obama golfs, Trump's "supplemental" pooler is hanging out in a drainage ditch and resting his coffee cup on a guard rail.

Morning Mirror: BuzzFeed Editor Burns His Fingertips

8:48 AM 11/18/2016


Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduces U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (L) during a campaign stop at King's Christian Bookstore in Boone, Iowa January 4, 2016. The stop is the first of Cruz' six-day bus tour through Iowa. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Poor Rep. Steve King: Veep Pence Cuts Him Out Of A Selfie

12:24 PM 11/17/2016

In Kim Kardashian's plastic world, this would be akin to getting slapped across the face. But the unthinkable has happened: VP-elect Mike Pence had the gall to cut Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) out of a selfie.

TV host Piers Morgan arrives to BritWeek 2012's 'Evening with Piers Morgan' on May 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Piers Morgan Wants To Be Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary

11:39 AM 11/17/2016

Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan is making no bones about his career aspirations.


Today’s Trump Pooler Has Lost His Damn Mind

5:33 PM 11/16/2016

In a word: OINK!

Somebody Is Floating Martosko As Trump’s Press Secretary

4:37 PM 11/16/2016

Daily Mail's U.S. Editor David Martosko has been bandied about for White House press secretary.

Screenshot/Facebook Live

Obama’s Fmr. Speechwriter: Obama Was ‘Wrong’ When He Went Behind Press’s Back

11:20 AM 11/16/2016

As the media pitches a huge fit over President-elect Donald Trump dining out at 21 Tuesday night without informing them, Jon Favreau, former speechwriter to President Obama, says Obama did it, too.

Protesters block the entrance to Trump Tower in Manhattan before being arrested on August 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reporters Shout At Trump’s Transition Team, Wonder Why They’re Not Treated Better

10:51 AM 11/16/2016

Reporters covering Donald Trump and his transition team are not learning any lessons after the President-elect dined and ditched them Tuesday night.

President-elect Donald Trump: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

White House Correspondents’ Association Prez Dings Trump For Ditching Press

10:23 AM 11/16/2016

Reporters are appalled that President-elect Donald Trump isn't treating them like royalty. Or even the garbage he often depicted them as on the campaign trail.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 20:  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Spotted In Trump Tower

5:14 PM 11/15/2016

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) -- a.k.a. "Lyin' Ted" -- was spotted visiting Trump Tower on Tuesday.

Montel Williams (MSNBC) Screenshot.

Clinton Campaign Rejected Montel As Surrogate: Can You Guess Why?

4:35 PM 11/15/2016

Ex-show host Montel Williams might be licking his wounds right about now.