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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.

Joe And Mika Want Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Canned

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in 2010. Reuters/Brendan McDermid.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski put themselves in charge of President Trump's hiring decisions over the weekend and Monday on "Morning Joe."

Jake Tapper listens while sitting in an a panel with Hugh Hewitt, Ted Koppel and Jonathan Alter to discuss the 2016 presidential race (Getty Images)

Cartoonist, TV Anchor, And Now Novelist: Jake Tapper Wants It All

2:05 PM 02/13/2017

One thing CNN's Jake Tapper isn't lacking these days is fame.

Who Looks Better While Golfing: Trump Or Obama?

1:05 PM 02/13/2017

Former President Obama and President Trump may dress alike when they golf, but their body shapes are night and day.

The Guy From ‘Scrubs’ And ‘Garden State’ Wants To Play Stephen Miller On SNL

12:44 PM 02/13/2017

Billy Baldwin wants to play Eric Trump. Rosie O'Donnell wants to play President Trump's chief advisor Steve Bannon. And now Zach Braff wants to play Stephen Miller, Trump's cocky senior White House policy advisor.

Trump Defends Daughter, Blames Media For Her Bad Press

12:10 PM 02/12/2017

First daughter Ivanka Trump has had a rough week.

Media Bubble Horrified As ‘SNL’ Turns Jake Tapper’s Relationship With Kellyanne Conway Into A Violent, Sexual Mess

11:09 AM 02/12/2017

Before our eyes, we watched Saturday night as "SNL" turned CNN Jake Tapper's hostile relationship with President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway into a scene out of the 1987 film Fatal Attraction.

Afternoon Mirror: Vox Journalist Wants To Die

4:53 PM 02/10/2017

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Breitbart News Hosts A Hawaiian Luau In The Dead Of Winter

11:08 PM 02/09/2017

If you want to try to snag an invitation because you didn't receive one, Breitbart News, the former home of President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, is hosting a Hawaiian luau on a boat in the middle of winter.

Eduardo Munoz, Getty Images.

WH Spokesman Sean Spicer: ‘Kellyanne Has Been Counseled’

2:39 PM 02/09/2017

Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts got in a timely question about President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway at Thursday's briefing. The inquiry concerned Conway's comments on Fox News earlier in the day in which she encouraged consumers to purchase Ivanka Trump merchandise. Conway said she hates shopping but was going to make an exception and go out and buy something from Ivanka's line that Nordstrom just dumped.

Yahoo! News White House Reporter Is Moving To Washington. So He Mocked Trump For Laughs.

2:05 PM 02/09/2017

What kind of a person releases a public statement to say that he's moving?

Senator Tells CNN Hosts How To Run Their Show (He Plays Dumb On Ivanka Shopping Scandal)

11:02 AM 02/09/2017

Banking on how bad the media is perceived these days, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) appeared on CNN Thursday morning and scolded the hosts.

Afternoon Mirror: Rumors Are Flying Tapper Could Become A Target Of GOP Operatives

3:21 PM 02/08/2017

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Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton offers a prayer at Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, South Carolina, April 12, 2015, where Walter Scott, an African-American father of four, was shot in the back while running from a white patrolman.   REUTERS/Randall Hill

Sharpton Tweets Photo Of Himself Looking Stupid To Attack DeVos

2:49 PM 02/08/2017

For a newsman who had to have a FOUR-PART series on all the dumb things he says on TV, it's precious that Al Sharpton is making fun of someone else for being stupid.

Axl Rose Preaches Morality On Nominating Sen. Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

12:45 PM 02/08/2017

Even heavy metal artists have moral opinions about politics.


The Ladies Of ‘The View’ Clash Over Trump’s Lies

12:06 PM 02/08/2017

The women of ABC's "The View" worked themselves up into a lather of angst Wednesday while discussing President Trump's most recent lies concerning the U.S. murder rate and media coverage of terrorist attacks.

Charlie Rose Is Having Heart Surgery: ‘Stay Close’

11:04 AM 02/08/2017

'CBS This Morning' cohost and PBS' Charlie Rose, the talk show host who conducts his interviews with the notorious noir background, is having heart surgery on Thursday.

John McLaughlin.

John McLaughlin Returns From The Dead to Oppose Trump’s Travel Ban

6:41 PM 02/07/2017

CNN pulled off quite a miracle on Sunday.

Afternoon Mirror: Montel Has Q’s For Sean Spicer (No, Really)

4:16 PM 02/07/2017

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Mediaite Reporter Lances Breitbart’s Boyle By Comparing Him To Monica Lewinsky

2:04 PM 02/07/2017

A media reporter is charging that Breitbart News's Washington editor Matthew Boyle is behaving more like a White House intern and less like a journalist.

Glenn Beck, Screen Grab YouTube, 7-14-2016

Glenn Beck’s Answer To ISIS And Being Called Fat: ‘Love And Light’

12:31 PM 02/07/2017

The Blaze's Glenn Beck takes his commandments seriously.