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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.

Roland Martin Says His Niece Has ‘Lost Her Damn Mind’ [VIDEO]


Being a freeloader at Roland Martin's house is the quickest way to get on his bad side. If you've seen #RolandsRules around the holidays, he runs a tight ship where his relatives are concerned. It's his way -- or the highway.


Brit Hume Calls Twitter A ‘Sewer’ After Trump Hater Mentions His Dead Son

3:02 PM 01/08/2018

A President Trump hater has Fox News correspondent Brit Hume wondering if Twitter has finally reached a bottom he can't accept.

Morning Mirror: GQ Portrays Michael Wolff As The King Of Journalism

9:02 AM 01/08/2018


We Watch CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ So You Don’t Have To (1-7-18)

2:05 PM 01/07/2018

On A Gray Sofa In Washington–The balding head is back this week to discuss one of his favorite topics -- President's Trump's mental health. This week, host Brian Stelter seems to contradict stances he has taken in the past concerning his feverish questioning about the President's mental stability. They've positioned Brian's head among a collage of Trump photographs, creating an odd visual for this Sunday morning.


Kurt Bardella Says Bannon’s Breitbart Job May Be Toast

1:54 PM 01/05/2018

Like peanut butter and jelly, if Breitbart News is on the front burner of the 24-hour news cycle, Kurt Bardella, the site's former spokesman, will appear on your TV set.

Afternoon Mirror: Washington Post Journo Is Peeing ‘Nonstop’

12:29 PM 01/05/2018

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds his daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S.,  June 2, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

Former WH Press Secretary Sean Spicer: ‘I Screwed Up’ [VIDEO]

5:50 PM 01/04/2018

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer came clean Thursday on HLN's SE Cupp Unfiltered in what amounted to a giant confession.

Photo credit: Shutterstock

Greta Van Susteren Gets Frosty Reception On ABC’s ‘The View’

4:24 PM 01/04/2018

The ladies of ABC's "The View" just could not shake the Fox News in Greta Van Susteren during her Thursday appearance. She's ex-Fox News now, having said it hadn't felt like home for a few years. She even did a stint on their favorite MSNBC before that network canned her and replaced her with Ari Melber.

Afternoon Mirror: Reporter Attacked For Praising Ex-White House Aide Steve Bannon

2:10 PM 01/04/2018

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Guy Named Butts Fired For Sexual Misconduct

10:25 PM 01/03/2018

What are the chances that a guy named "Butts" sexually harassed a colleague?

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer arrives for a daily briefing at the White House June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Spicer answered a range of questions relating to President Trump's health care proposal during the briefing.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

1 Cupp, Lots Of Spice: Former WH Press Secretary To Spill Guts On Live TV

3:46 PM 01/03/2018

The anticipation is mounting as former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer preps for a full hour on HLN's S.E. Cupp Unfiltered. Spicer is scheduled to appear on her show Thursday.

Donald Trump Jr. Blasts Steve Bannon With Sarcasm

2:38 PM 01/03/2018

Donald Trump Jr. is taking a beating in a new book by Michael Wolff. The spanking comes from former top White House aide Steve Bannon, who heads up Breitbart News after being fired from his 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue gig.

Afternoon Mirror: Washington Journo Blames Trump For His Break With Reality

1:56 PM 01/03/2018


The National Enquirer Is VERY Confused About NBC’s Hoda Kotb

11:09 AM 01/03/2018

In 2016, The National Enquirer published a story saying Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered by a hooker. So why should anyone be surprised that the tabloid is trying to spread the rumor that NBC's Hoda Kotb is being scrapped for the fourth hour of the 'TODAY' Show?

Morning Mirror: Hillary Clinton Aides Mock Trump For Being A Fatty

11:23 AM 01/02/2018



Hoda Kotb Is Pinching Herself (Which Is Better Than Matt Lauer Pinching Anybody)

10:28 AM 01/02/2018

Hoda Kotb was front and center on the dark morning that NBC awkwardly announced the news that Matt Lauer was in a hot mess of trouble because of hanky panky at the office. She sat with Savannah Guthrie as they informed the world that Lauer was gone.

Photo: Reuters

Millionaire MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Is Downsizing

3:52 PM 12/22/2017

Maybe size doesn't matter.


Is The WSJ Twitter Operator Drunk?

2:36 PM 12/22/2017

The holidays are a time of giving and good cheer. Santa's sleigh bells and such.

TV host Charlie Rose speaks at the Economic Club of New York luncheon in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., June 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Kiss From A Rose: NYC Ladies Can’t Get Enough Of Ousted CBS Anchor

1:25 PM 12/22/2017

Is ex-CBSer Charlie Rose the honey badger of sexual harassers?


Super-Lib Cenk Uygur Is Super Sorry He Called Women Genetically ‘Flawed,’ Blames Conservatism

11:58 AM 12/22/2017

"Young Turks" founder Cenk Uygur --- the fat media dude who got himself thrown off an American Airlines flight for acting like a loudmouth prima donna in an airport --- is now begging for forgiveness for blog posts he penned in his virgin blogger days in which he made sexually disparaging remarks about women.