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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.

Evening Mirror: Trump’s White House Turns Dan Rather’s Stomach, Breitbart Editor Calls CNN Writer A ‘Lying Scumbag’

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

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Drudge Calls For A Moment Of Silence

12:23 PM 07/12/2017

In what can only be construed as an ominous move, Matt Drudge, founder of the influential "Drudge Report," is calling for a "moment of silence" for President Trump.

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Trump Sits Down With Pat Robertson At The White House

12:06 PM 07/12/2017

President Trump may need a mainline to God.

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Joe And Mika Hold Hands On ‘Colbert’ (Oh, And Joe’s Leaving ‘Morning Joe’?)

1:20 AM 07/12/2017

"Morning Joe" couple Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski took their relationship to the next level Tuesday night by appearing on CBS's "Late Night With Stephen Colbert."

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If A Man With A Bomb Calls Your Newsroom, Don’t Panic

7:18 PM 07/11/2017

Here's a plug for staying the hell off social media.

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Anthony Weiner Is A Shriveled Up Version Of His Former Self

4:37 PM 07/11/2017

Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is down and out and emaciated. He recently surfaced on a subway train in Manhattan. The males on either side of him just stared.

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Is Stressed Out CNN’s Jim Acosta Dyeing?

3:23 PM 07/11/2017

Fake news.

Morning Mirror: Charles Johnson’s New Desired Bod, Chris Hayes Gloats About Don Jr.

12:14 PM 07/11/2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

'The Bachelorette': Two Frontrunners Emerge for Rachel Lindsay (Entertainment Tonight/YouTube Screenshot)

Episode 6 Recap Of ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’: SWITZERLAND

10:49 PM 07/10/2017

This week's episode of ABC's "The Bachelorette" opened with a ferry full of shouting and waving men sailing across the water to make an extravagant entrance for Rachel Lindsay in Geneva, Switzerland. Can we just take a second to contemplate what the locals must think of the camera crews and crazy American men trying to marry the same woman?

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Spends Sunday’s Show Sh***ing On Trump

9:59 PM 07/10/2017

MY LIVING ROOM–The candles are lit. My DVR is on. It's time to settle in for another episode of "We Watch Reliable Sources So You Don't Have To."

Bath Time: Lena Dunham Put On Blast; Bret Stephens Absolutely Wrecks Sean Hannity

3:37 PM 07/10/2017

Dog shelter puts Lena Dunham on blast - The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care (BARC) shelter rejected American personality Lena Dunham's claim that her dog suffered from "terrible abuse."

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Don Lemon Longs To Have A Huge, Unkempt Afro

3:31 PM 07/10/2017

CNN host Don Lemon has beauty tips.

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CNN Host Rocks A Gigantic Rhinestone Pin In An Unmentionable Location

2:56 PM 07/10/2017

CNN's Kate Bolduan, clearly among the best dressed broadcasters at CNN, is starting off her work week by wearing a pink dress with a giant rhinestone butterfly in a strategic location below her left chest area.

CNN’s Jake Tapper Is Meshugganah

2:43 PM 07/10/2017

Over the weekend, CNN's Jake Tapper accused me and The Daily Caller of "reveling in anti-Semitism."

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BOOM! This Is What Happens When ‘Gateway Pundit’ Publishes VERY Fake News

2:46 PM 07/07/2017

Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft, who runs a pro-Trump blog that acquired White House press credentials in February, has a doozy of a correction on a story that is breathtakingly fake news.

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BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: Hero We Want Or ’D**kbag’ We Deserve?

1:35 PM 07/07/2017

Earlier in the week, The Mirror reported that CNN KFILE's Andrew Kaczynski was not the author of the controversial line in his story about Reddit user HanAssholeSolo:

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Chants Of ‘F**k CNN’ Break Out At Milo Book Party [VIDEO]

10:44 AM 07/07/2017

Milo Yiannopoulos's Dangerous book party erupted into all out anarchy against CNN Thursday night in Manhattan.

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Renée Baio Shares About Scary Landing In Cali

9:08 AM 07/07/2017

When Charles in Charge‘s wife is your leader, it’s time to rethink your life.

Bath Time: An Era Of Perpetual Gossip; BBC Exec Heads To Downing Street

4:15 PM 07/06/2017

CNN screws up -- again - CNN upheld President Trump's claim that the news channel is 'fake news' when White House correspondent Jim Acosta erroneously called Trump out for what he thought was false info.

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

Team Milo Says No Penetration At ‘Dangerous’ Book Party

3:58 PM 07/06/2017

A new batch of invitations to Milo Yiannopoulos's Dangerous book party went out late Wednesday night.