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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.

Breitbart Declares Trump ‘Doomed’ On Same Day Site Scores Alleged Interview


Breitbart News has achieved the most shameless act in Washington for a Monday.


CNN’s Chris Cuomo Still In Toilet Over Male Genital Remark

10:44 AM 02/27/2017

The Mirror would normally say this was an innocent slip of the tongue.


Mother Wants Attention For Teenage Daughter For Taking Down Milo Yiannopoulos

11:00 AM 02/26/2017

What kind of a mother doesn't want media attention for her teenage daughter for squashing CPAC's keynote speaker?

Singer John Legend performs on stage at the 'Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live' Concert at Twickenham Stadium on June 1, 2013 in London. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Gucci)

John Legend Gets Hacked. So, no. He Probably Doesn’t Have A Small Pecker.

11:53 PM 02/24/2017

Getting hacked is a real bitch.

Ed Schultz at CPAC 2017: Ted Goodman/TheDCNF

Ed Schultz Turns Into Monster Diva At CPAC

1:05 PM 02/24/2017

Russia Today correspondent Ed Schultz is living up to his rap of being a cranky beast to reporters who approach him anywhere in the world.

(Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

President Trump Dumps On Media At CPAC And This Outlet Calls It ‘BREAKING NEWS’

11:52 AM 02/24/2017

Seriously, is this 'Breaking News' at this point?


CNN’s Chris Cuomo Wants Tolerance Of Naked Men In Women’s Restrooms

5:11 PM 02/23/2017

CNN's Chris Cuomo deserves credit for going where no male broadcaster has ever gone. He replied to a Twitter follower who raised the issue of a 12-year-old girl seeing a grown man's penis in a women's restroom.


Breitbart’s Hawaiian Booze Cruise Gets Shipwrecked

4:00 PM 02/23/2017

Breitbart News's fun-sounding Hawaiian Luau has been landlocked.

Afternoon Mirror: Find Out Which U.S. Newspaper Is ‘The Pulse Of Paradise’

3:41 PM 02/23/2017

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Wimpy WaPo Wemple Whines About Atlantic’s Profile Of Tucker Carlson

2:56 PM 02/23/2017

WaPo's alleged media watchdog Erik Wemple is having a rough day. And any way you slice it, a grown man complaining about another man getting more positive attention than him is just embarrassing.

Brian Stelter attends Turner Upfront 2016 arrivals at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Turner)

CNN Throws Mud At James O’Keefe Ahead Of Thursday’s Audio Bomb

6:20 PM 02/22/2017

Is there any media reporter who acts so much like his own employer's PR department as CNN's Brian Stelter?

MTV News Has A ‘Reporter’ Who Protests Against Trump

1:39 PM 02/22/2017

MTV News has officially branded itself with an anti-President Trump agenda.

Milo Dons Shades As Presser Comes To A Close

4:48 PM 02/21/2017

Breitbart News's now ex-Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos held a high drama press conference Tuesday in Manhattan that was everything you wanted it to be and more.

Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and internet personality, looks at his tablet device during a press conference down the street from the Pulse Nightclub, June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Yiannopoulos was briefly banned from Twitter on Wednesday. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history

SAYONARA: Milo Resigns From Breitbart

2:32 PM 02/21/2017

Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos's days at Breitbart News are over.


David Corn Congratulates Himself For Not Appearing With Milo Yiannopoulos

1:34 PM 02/21/2017

Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn is really proud of himself.

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MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle Is Balding And Out Of Touch With Reality

12:04 PM 02/21/2017

Breitbart News' Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been splashing around the zeitgeist for at least a few years.

Ed Schultz (MSNBC Screenshot)

Ed Schultz Is Speaking At CPAC?!

5:08 PM 02/20/2017

Remember that liberal blowhard who used to work for MSNBC?

Did This TV Journo Dye His Hair Over The Weekend?

4:15 PM 02/20/2017

The Mirror's "TV Hair Of The Day" award goes to White House correspondent John Roberts.


Tough Love From Thailand: Ex-Washington Journalist Tells D.C. Journos To SHUT UP

2:21 PM 02/20/2017

Klaus Marre was previously employed at Inside WashingtonThe Hill and The Daily Caller.

Afternoon Mirror: Journo Has Bad Dream About Breitbart News Cruise

2:01 PM 02/20/2017

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