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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.

Roger Stone Shivs Political Journalists In Epic Twitter Meltdown

roger stone Credit: Larry King (YouTube)

CNN anchor Don Lemon. CNN host of "The Lead" Jake Tapper. CNN analyst Ana Navarro. The Weekly Standard's Editor-at-Large Bill Kristol. WaPo's famed Carl Bernstein.


The Mark Halperin Experience: Female Accuser Details ‘Diet Coke’ Incident

9:07 PM 10/27/2017

To be sure, Diet Coke should not be rushing to sign up Mark Halperin for ad royalties.

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on ABC's

Mika: ‘Our Hearts Break For Mark,’ But He Should Have Been Suspended

10:39 AM 10/27/2017

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski is thankfully finding her value, and the value of young women in the news business.

Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, who was assigned to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and was in the presidential motorcade during the assassination of President Kennedy, talks to the media outside the JFK Tribute on November 22, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jackie Kennedy’s Secret Service Agent Says He Had ‘Divine Assistance’

10:05 AM 10/27/2017

Secret Service Agent Clint Hill was 31 years old when he performed the single act that would be the defining moment of his life.

S.E. Cupp: 'Let's Be Honest' ... Trump 'Will Never Be President' (screenshot: CNN)

S.E. Cupp Reveals Sexualized Nickname An Anchor Once Said In Her Earpiece

9:38 PM 10/26/2017

HLN's S.E. Cupp devoted her one-hour "Unfiltered" program Thursday night to sexual harassment -- and she began with three experiences of her own.

Afternoon Mirror: Reader Calls Me A ‘Truly Horrible Person’

6:23 PM 10/26/2017

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Mika Sure Doesn’t Want To Believe Female Accusers Of ‘Our Friend’ Halperin

12:17 PM 10/26/2017

MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski may be easily disgusted by President Trump envisioning blood coming out of her chin or Trump telling then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush that he can do anything he wants with women -- lik "grab 'em by the p--y" -- because he's just so rich and powerful.

Morning Mirror: Biden Tongue-Tied Over 2020

12:42 PM 10/25/2017

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Afternoon Mirror: ‘Morning Joe’ Attempts Self-Awareness

4:42 PM 10/24/2017

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06:  Television host Bill O'Reilly attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Bill O’Reilly Says He’s Done Nothing Wrong

5:07 PM 10/23/2017

Ex-Fox News behemoth Bill O'Reilly sure has a lot of time to yap on Twitter these days.

Morning Mirror: Will Benny Johnson Wind Up At The White House?

12:35 PM 10/23/2017

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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jimmy Kimmel Has Serious Potty Mouth At Kennedy Center

11:32 PM 10/22/2017

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel may need to wash his mouth out with soap after an appearance at Washington, D.C.'s most uptight venue: The Kennedy Center.

Morning Mirror: Senator Butchers Mika Brzezinski’s Name

8:33 AM 10/19/2017

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Rep. Wilson Goofs Up Fallen Soldier Widow’s Name

4:06 PM 10/18/2017

File this under the category of petty.

Afternoon Mirror: Meet Baby Produced From Trump Campaign Affair

1:08 PM 10/18/2017

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NYT Staffers Inexplicably Sing A Broadway Tune [VIDEO]

4:36 PM 10/17/2017

Equal parts campy and cringeworthy, staffers at the New York Times are now belting out show tunes. While it isn't clear why they're doing it, watching them do it is a sight to behold.


We Watch CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ So You Don’t Have To (10-15-17)

11:53 AM 10/16/2017

ON A SOFA SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDWEST–This is CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” a weekly look at Brian Stelter’s biases no matter how much he claims that this is a show is about “the story behind the story.”

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Of Course Gloria Steinem Was Sexually Harassed

2:46 PM 10/13/2017

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem was a young journalist starting out in Manhattan when it happened to her. In the glare of Harvey Weinstein's now infamous potted plant scene, everyone's talking.

Afternoon Mirror: Newsweek Sought Political Commentary From Alleged Pedophile

2:06 PM 10/13/2017

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By TheDC.

Surprise! It’s Gen. Kelly At The White House Presser — Male Journo Says He’s Cuter Than Sarah Sanders

6:14 PM 10/12/2017

WASHINGTON -- Before the presser began, there were murmurings of a potentially juicy question about President Trump in comparison to fallen perve-ball Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is reportedly off doing yoga and contemplating his demise at an Arizona rehab facility.