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.
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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.
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.
President Obama has officially flip flopped his policy on something of extreme importance: selfies.
Politico has now officially lost 13 reporters to CNN in the time span of one year.
If only that mouthy Olivia Nuzzi hadn't come and ruined everything.
Washington is a yawner compared to this.
Jamie Novogrod is in Houston Monday covering the story of the gas station execution of a sheriff's deputy.
NYT's Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich, author of This Town and a recent story on Larry King fearing his death, has a twin.
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.
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.
Letting sites like Ezzy Klein's Vox.com and Media Matters determine what we say and how we say it seems like a really idiotic idea.
Bloomberg Government has balls, we'll give them that.
CNN President Jeff Zucker used to have hair.
Tweeting is the greatest thing ever -- except when it isn't.
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."
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.