Betsy Rothstein
Betsy Rothstein
  • Send Email
  • Subscribe to RSS
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Bio

      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.

EXCLUSIVE! Breitbart News Exclusively Falls For Fiorina Media Hoax

You receive an email from a ailing Nigerian prince. You a) Ignore it. b) Answer him. Send him money. He's a Nigerian prince, after all. He could be charming. Maybe he helps you on a story down the road. c) Are you insane? and d) Please stop wasting my time.

Since When Did Brian Stelter Become A CNN Executive?

2:41 PM 09/02/2015

Whatever you want to think of Howard Kurtz, he beats the pants off his old show, CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, week in and week out.

President Obama poses for a selfie with NBC host Bear Grylls (White House photo)

White House Reverses Course On Selfies To Promote NBC Show

12:08 PM 09/02/2015

President Obama has officially flip flopped his policy on something of extreme importance: selfies.

Politico Loses Yet ANOTHER Reporter to CNN

9:18 AM 09/02/2015

Politico has now officially lost 13 reporters to CNN in the time span of one year.

Evening Mirror

10:54 PM 09/01/2015

Quote of the Day:

O’Keefe Presser A Total Shirtshow

4:06 PM 09/01/2015

If only that mouthy Olivia Nuzzi hadn't come and ruined everything.

YELLOW JOURNALISM: Former Mayor Caught Peeing On A Tree

4:00 PM 08/31/2015

Washington is a yawner compared to this.

MSNBC Reporter Shows Off Chest Hair During Live Shot

3:17 PM 08/31/2015

Jamie Novogrod is in Houston Monday covering the story of the gas station execution of a sheriff's deputy.

Separated At Birth: NYT’s Mark Leibovich

1:40 PM 08/31/2015

NYT's Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich, author of This Town and a recent story on Larry King fearing his death, has a twin.

Ex-Trump Advisor: ‘Pay For P***y? Never’

1:12 PM 08/31/2015

To be sure, Roger Stone, the 63-year-old snappy dressing, white-haired former advisor to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, is denying that he signed up for an Ashley Madison account.

Morning Mirror

11:50 AM 08/31/2015

Quote of the Day:

Mike Elk Stunned By Politico Quoting His Dad A Week After His Ties To The Pub Crashed And Burned

4:00 PM 08/28/2015

Labor reporter Mike Elk may be on vacation. But fun in the sun isn't stopping him from mocking Politico, the publication that recently severed ties with him after a chaotic year during which editors published only eight of his stories, he announced his intent to unionize the newsroom and continuously cited symptoms of his PTSD.

Vox’s Culture Editor Has A Really DUMB Idea

3:09 PM 08/28/2015

Letting sites like Ezzy Klein's and Media Matters determine what we say and how we say it seems like a really idiotic idea.

By Flickr. frankleleon.

Bloomberg Continues Sugar High Amid Layoffs

11:17 AM 08/28/2015

Bloomberg Government has balls, we'll give them that.

Ever Wonder What Jeff Zucker Looks Like With Hair?

10:32 AM 08/28/2015

CNN President Jeff Zucker used to have hair.

Evening Mirror

9:57 PM 08/27/2015

Quote of the Day:

Matthew Boyle Botches Condolences For Dead Journalists

4:19 PM 08/27/2015

Tweeting is the greatest thing ever -- except when it isn't.

Mirror Hate Mail: Readers Accuse Me Of Being An ‘A**’

2:46 PM 08/27/2015

Readers "Bob and Mary" let me have it Wednesday after I wrote my critique on National Journal serial tweeter Ron Fournier saying that "It's a reporter's job to be an ass."

Thank You For Sharing: Viewer Gets Nasty, Correspondent Tells Him To ‘Go To Bed’

2:18 PM 08/27/2015

Fox News "O'Reilly Factor" correspondent Jesse Waters was on the receiving end of a pretty disgusting piece of hate mail this week in which a viewer compares his mouth to a toilet.