Betsy Rothstein
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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.

HuffPost Is In Deep, Weird Denial About Bruce Jenner

Whoever is at the steering wheel of HuffPost in the past 12 hours is clearly taking a snooze.

WaPo Union Calls Publisher ‘Cold’ And ‘Thoughtless’

3:09 PM 04/23/2015

"Hands off my severance pay!" shouted Joel Achenbach outside of The Washington Post headquarters Thursday in downtown Washington.

Most White House Correspondents Will Attend The Dinner Despite It’s Orgy Atmosphere

1:26 PM 04/23/2015

White House correspondents -- 79 percent of them interviewed to be exact -- will be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. This, despite all the whining about how awful it is.

Wesley Lowery

Take That, Anderson Cooper! Real Reporter Wesley Lowery To Live Tweet The WHCD

11:36 AM 04/23/2015

And you thought the Starbucks race campaign was annoying.

Morning Mirror

11:26 AM 04/23/2015

Quote of the Day:

Goldie Taylor Hates Maureen Dowd And Wants To Replace Her With A Black Feminist Like Jamelle Bouie

5:30 PM 04/22/2015

Having Goldie Taylor despise you may not be such a bad thing. In fact, it may be something you'd want to put on our résumé in your awards section.

WaPo Union Set To Deliver MASSIVE Petition To Publisher

2:51 PM 04/22/2015

On Thursday members of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild will deliver sternly worded petitions to WaPo publisher Fred Ryan to demand a fair union contract.

Politico Europe News Editor Takes Blame For Story Error

1:43 PM 04/22/2015

No good deed goes unnoticed on The Mirror blog.

Morning Mirror

11:39 AM 04/22/2015

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CNN Anchor Puts His Lemon-y Twist On Pronunciation Of ‘Sorbet’

7:44 PM 04/21/2015

The mispronunciation of a common Italian dessert is one thing.

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner leaves a polling center after casting his vote during the primary election in New York September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

CNN’s Stelter Conducts Flaccid Interview With Weiner

3:42 PM 04/21/2015

Sucking up to ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Peckersville) has to be a low point in a TV journalist's career.

Afternoon Mirror

3:35 PM 04/21/2015

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Donald Trump Gets Cozy With Ed Schultz And Tangles With More Conservative Journos

12:41 PM 04/21/2015

Despite having 10 aides to handle his social media, the super-sized personality that is Donald Trump is manhandling his own image. Over the past five days alone, he's managed to get himself on the outs with several conservative journalists. He's also bizarrely hopping into the sack with MSNBC's Ed Schultz.

Ed Schultz Trial: These MSNBC Big-Wigs Are Witnesses

11:08 AM 04/21/2015

By Mirror Contributor EVAN GAHR 

WaPo’s Carol Leonnig Wins Pulitzer For Secret Service Coverage

4:58 PM 04/20/2015

Despite feeling the heat of criticisms on CNN in recent months, Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig has won a Pulitzer for her coverage of the U.S. Secret Service.

Male Journo Mourns Death Of Cat

4:07 PM 04/20/2015

Longtime Washington editor Brett Decker, a group director at White House Writers Group, has lost a beloved companion: his cat, Chop Suey.

Where Will Tommy Christopher Squat Today?

3:18 PM 04/20/2015

Squatters sometimes luck out in the White House briefing room. In other words, if you snooze, you could lose your seat to the likes of The Daily Banter's White House correspondent Tommy Christopher, who recently starred in the documentary film "Nerd Prom" by ex-Politico reporter Patrick Gavin.

Weiner’s Ex-Sexting Gal Whacks Him And CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ For A Lack Of Self-Awareness

1:54 PM 04/20/2015

Somehow CNN's "Reliable Sources" saw fit to invite New York mayoral failure Anthony Weiner on Sunday's program. He's lied to several journalists at CNN, including Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash. So why not invite him on and hail him as some kind of expert?

Politico Wants To Crush It And Crush It Real Good

1:20 PM 04/20/2015

We'll just call this one the Salt-N-Pepa memo.