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.

With The Presidential Debate Approaching, Jake Tapper Reveals His Party Affiliation

In recent years it has become a thing to ask reporters how they vote and which party they belong to. Many fiercely won't answer. But with accusations of bias constantly flying, some are hard pressed to not say.

So Many Bald Men With Glasses, So Little Time

1:01 PM 09/03/2015

There was no shortage of balding men with dark-framed hipster glasses on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"  Thursday morning.

MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Will Now Be Four Hours

12:18 PM 09/03/2015

God, help us.

Daily Mail Editor May Bite Your Head Off If You ‘Hope He’s Doing Well’

11:16 AM 09/03/2015

The Mirror completely supports the elimination of bullshit in our daily lives.

5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

10:43 AM 09/03/2015

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

Morning Mirror

10:30 AM 09/03/2015

Quote of the Day:

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck Wanted To STAKE OUT BARS To Prove John Boehner Is An Alcoholic

11:21 PM 09/02/2015

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck was more of a firecracker than usual Wednesday morning as he began talking about a subject that has been rustling around in his mind for quite awhile: Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) purported alcoholism.

EXCLUSIVE! Breitbart News Exclusively Falls For Fiorina Media Hoax

4:22 PM 09/02/2015

You receive an email from a ailing Nigerian prince. You a) Ignore it. b) Answer him. Send him money. He's a Nigerian prince, after all. He could be charming. Maybe he helps you on a story down the road. c) Are you insane? and d) Please stop wasting my time.

Since When Did Brian Stelter Become A CNN Executive?

2:41 PM 09/02/2015

Whatever you want to think of Howard Kurtz, he beats the pants off his old show, CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, week in and week out.

President Obama poses for a selfie with NBC host Bear Grylls (White House photo)

White House Reverses Course On Selfies To Promote NBC Show

12:08 PM 09/02/2015

President Obama has officially flip flopped his policy on something of extreme importance: selfies.

Politico Loses Yet ANOTHER Reporter to CNN

9:18 AM 09/02/2015

Politico has now officially lost 13 reporters to CNN in the time span of one year.

Evening Mirror

10:54 PM 09/01/2015

Quote of the Day:

O’Keefe Presser A Total Shirtshow

4:06 PM 09/01/2015

If only that mouthy Olivia Nuzzi hadn't come and ruined everything.

YELLOW JOURNALISM: Former Mayor Caught Peeing On A Tree

4:00 PM 08/31/2015

Washington is a yawner compared to this.

MSNBC Reporter Shows Off Chest Hair During Live Shot

3:17 PM 08/31/2015

Jamie Novogrod is in Houston Monday covering the story of the gas station execution of a sheriff's deputy.

Separated At Birth: NYT’s Mark Leibovich

1:40 PM 08/31/2015

NYT's Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich, author of This Town and a recent story on Larry King fearing his death, has a twin.

Ex-Trump Advisor: ‘Pay For P***y? Never’

1:12 PM 08/31/2015

To be sure, Roger Stone, the 63-year-old snappy dressing, white-haired former advisor to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, is denying that he signed up for an Ashley Madison account.

Morning Mirror

11:50 AM 08/31/2015

Quote of the Day:

Mike Elk Stunned By Politico Quoting His Dad A Week After His Ties To The Pub Crashed And Burned

4:00 PM 08/28/2015

Labor reporter Mike Elk may be on vacation. But fun in the sun isn't stopping him from mocking Politico, the publication that recently severed ties with him after a chaotic year during which editors published only eight of his stories, he announced his intent to unionize the newsroom and continuously cited symptoms of his PTSD.