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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.

Afternoon Mirror: Hate Mail Galore

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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks on a morning television show, from the north lawn of the White House on July 26, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Mooch Asks For My Number, Then His Publicist Compares Me To A Nazi 

3:06 PM 09/20/2017

In the infinite wisdom of "Project Runway's" Heidi Klum, "one day you're in, and the next day ... you're out," she says, punching the final word.

Billy Bush And Wife Call Splitsville On 20-Year Marriage

11:47 AM 09/20/2017

Billy Bush's rough patch isn't over.

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NYT’s Thrush Walks Back Killing His Twitter Feed

9:55 AM 09/19/2017

The week started off with a bang.

c/o Scottie Nell Hughes.

Scottie Nell Hughes Alleges Rape In New Filing Against Fox News

10:27 PM 09/18/2017

Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump TV pundit, has filed a jaw dropping lawsuit against Fox News.

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Roger Ailes Stirs Up Trouble From The Grave

6:58 PM 09/18/2017

Ex-Fox News President Roger Ailes managed to stir the pot at the 69th Emmy Awards Sunday night – even from the grave.


NYT’s Glenn Thrush Tips His Fedora To His Critics

1:51 PM 09/18/2017

Liberal leaning NYT reporter Glenn Thrush, who has long been a thorn in President Trump's side, is following a path previously traveled by the likes of Breitbart News's Matthew Boyle, Big League Politics Patrick Howley, and CNN's Alisyn Camerota.

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Gretchen Carlson Parlays Sexual Harassment Fame Into Book #2

11:40 AM 09/18/2017

It seems only cosmically fitting that a day after the late Roger Ailes is honored in a memoriam feature at The Emmys that Gretchen Carlson announces a new book tour pertaining to the sexual harassment lawsuit that netted her millions after Fox News did not renew her show in 2016.

Morning Mirror: Sean Spicer Gets Icy Reception From Political Journos For Emmy Spoof

10:38 AM 09/18/2017

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We Watch CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ So You Don’t Have To (9-17)

1:08 PM 09/17/2017

A MUSHROOM-HUED TWEED LOVESEAT IN OHIO -- Hello and welcome to “We Watch Reliable Sources So You Don’t Have To.” My name is not Brian Stelter. If it was, that might be a little off-putting. We have a lot to get to on this show.


Andrew Sullivan Confesses He’s A Daily Stoner

1:20 AM 09/16/2017

Conservative writer Andrew Sullivan is out with a bold new essay about his daily weed use that appears to vomit up every issue he's ever had in his life. So if you don't want to know more about Sullivan than you already know, do not read his piece -- but obviously keep right on going with this one. In his well-written barf bag of an essay, he confesses that smoking reefer everyday has helped him kick debilitating personal issues such and mania, insomnia and nausea as the result of his HIV meds.

New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci addresses the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Scaramucci Calls B.S. On BuzzFeed Reportage

9:03 PM 09/15/2017

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is whipping up a frenzy of attention these days with his possible media venture he's calling The Scaramucci Post. Observers are inhaling it like glue as he polls the public on which Twitter account the new "pub" should follow next.

Meghan McCain Bids Adieu To Fox News

3:21 PM 09/15/2017

Meghan McCain is saying goodbye to Fox News.

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Ay! We’re Pillow Talkin’ Over Here — Mooch, Guilfoyle Sleepovers Confirmed

2:24 PM 09/15/2017

For two people who are desperately trying to hide from cameras, The Mooch and his gal pal Fox News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle can't stay away from each other.


Whoopi Regales ‘The View’ Audience With ‘Kooky’ Antifa Tantrum

1:20 PM 09/15/2017

Ignorance is bliss when you're sitting around a table talking about kooky violence in the world.

TV Hair Of The Day: An Antifa Activist On ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Shows Off His Wild Hairdo

9:54 PM 09/14/2017

Antifa activist Mike Isaacson appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday night. As he was getting butchered by host Tucker Carlson, I couldn't help but notice his uncivilized 70s hairdo.

Afternoon Mirror: Jedediah Bila Blasts Fox News

2:37 PM 09/14/2017

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Black Conservatives Rip ESPN Host For Trump ‘Dog Whistle’

12:41 PM 09/14/2017

Black conservatives are lashing out at ESPN host Jemele Hill. The journalist came under fire from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she called President Trump a "white supremacist." Sanders said ESPN needs to can her.

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

ABC’s ‘The View’ Lands The Mooch

11:28 AM 09/14/2017

Buckle up Anthony Scaramucci fans.