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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.

SOMEONE Isn’t Peeing Like A Lady In HuffPost’s Women’s Lavatory

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HuffPost has a serious problem on its hands in its Washington bureau. It's a female employee who doesn't know how to urinate without getting fluid all over the toilet seat.

Afternoon Mirror: The Ted Cruz ‘Likes’ Porn Edition

4:52 PM 09/12/2017

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Fired Journo’s Life Goes Up In A Blaze Of Challenges

1:38 PM 09/12/2017

In late August, Beth Baumann had been writing and handling social media at Glenn Beck's The Blaze for a month when her boss broke the news that he was totally revamping the company. Dozens of employees were laid off. Suddenly she was out of a job.

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Spicer Open To The Idea Of Hosting SNL

11:03 AM 09/12/2017

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was accosted by the paparazzi at Union Station Monday night. He handled it like a pro and didn't get uptight about it. At one point he even warned his interviewer so he wouldn't fall or run into anything.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10:  White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answers reporters' questions during the daily news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Spicer decribed President Donald Trump's meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah as

Things Get Spicy At Union Station Late Night

10:33 AM 09/12/2017

There's no hiding for President Trump's former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Afternoon Mirror: Yashar Ali Comforts The Bollings On Twitter

4:26 PM 09/11/2017

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FASHION PATROL: WTF Is NYT’s Glenn Thrush Wearing?

1:44 PM 09/11/2017

Burnt orange Chinos. Shiny red leather shoe boots. A plaid orange tie.

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TMZ Report: Chase Bolling Was ‘Emotionally Tortured’ By Dad’s Sexual Harassment Scandal At Fox News

11:28 AM 09/11/2017

TMZ's Harvey Levin has a lot of balls -- even for Harvey Levin.

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Bannon Gives Journalist ‘Blessing’ To Leave Breitbart News

9:40 AM 09/11/2017

President Trump's ex-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has made one of his first strategic calls outside the White House -- he gave a reporter, Neil McCabe, his blessing to leave Breitbart News to become president of a new site that could ultimately become a competitor.

John Moore/Getty Images. NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23:  Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, stands with his wife Huma Abedin during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

This Is The Teen That Anthony Weiner Was Sexting?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

2:27 PM 09/08/2017

The mystery teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner is coming forward to talk about her experience. She wasn't willing to let Inside Edition use her name. But she did agree to go on air and talk about what happened to her.

Morning Mirror: Worlds Are Colliding – Montel Calls Don Jr. A ‘Dumb***’

11:30 AM 09/08/2017

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Hurricane Irma Isn’t The Only Thing Breaking Wind [VIDEO]

11:15 AM 09/08/2017

Hurricane Irma is hard enough without viewers having to see an award-winning meteorologist unleash a human hydrogen bomb during a weather report this week.

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TV FASHION SHOW: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Shows Up To Work Wearing A Forest Fire

10:02 PM 09/07/2017

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace was literally on fire Thursday.

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Reporters Can’t Resist Putting ‘Breitbart’ And ‘FBI’ In A Headline — Even If The Truth Is Boring

4:54 PM 09/07/2017

Breitbart News may want to watch its back.

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)

Politico Contradicts Its Own Reporting About Spicer’s Popularity

3:19 PM 09/07/2017

Politico is using 5-month-old data and a polling company that caters to celebrities and favors liberals to slime the reputation of ex-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

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Whoopi Enraged After Mike Huckabee Calls The Ladies ‘Irrational’

12:35 PM 09/07/2017

"WelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheViewya'allWelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheViewWelcometoTheView."

Morning Mirror: MSNBC Anchor Is Angry At Don Jr.

10:35 AM 09/07/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

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EXCLUSIVE: Twice-Jilted Reporter Poised To Go To War Against Breitbart Radio

10:13 PM 09/06/2017

Sputnik's Lee Stranahan has good reason to personally demolish Breitbart News's radio show on SiriusXM. Breitbart News has canned him twice. He has also quit twice in a state of fury, the most recent of which came last year when Political Editor Matthew Boyle shat on Stranahan's ability to attend White House press briefings.

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‘OBJECTIFIED’: Fox News Gives TMZ Chief His Own Show

3:31 PM 09/06/2017

TMZ's Harvey Levin is really kicking off his new show on Fox News with a bang.

Steve Bannon Does CBS’ ’60 Minutes’

12:53 PM 09/06/2017

In his first TV interview, President Trump's ex-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who was portrayed on SNL as the Grim Reaper, will reveal himself in the flesh this Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes."