ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos scored a big, fat ZERO in the coveted 25 to 54-year-old audience last weekend among Washington, D.C. viewers.
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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.
Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, doesn't just hate the media. She despises it. But today, in a first-person account on the "Palin family brawl," she sounded the typical rallying cry of many conservative websites out there: It's the liberal media -- they're all biased! Specifically, she claims that the media has revealed its bias against conservative women like herself.
Ronan Farrow's ratings might be tanking and his show may soon disappear, but he's doing quite well with the ladies.
Inappropriate selfies continue to pervade journalism.
Oh Wesley Lowery. Really can't get enough of this guy.
NBC's new ginger-haired host of "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd has been making the rounds as of late, giving interviews to entities that represent all ends of the political spectrum. He talked to the rabidly right-leaning Breitbart News. And today, oddly enough, he lays out the "balancing act" of NBC's flagship Sunday show for Media Matters, an organ of the Democratic Party that has no balance and spends every breath of its being trying to snuff out Fox News.
Here's the thing. If you want to privately tell someone you like that you hope they feel better, you send flowers or a fruit basket by calling up FTD. Yes, FTD does scrumptious fresh fruit baskets as well as flowers.
After a slew of layoffs in recent weeks, CNN President Jeff Zucker has issued the feel good memo of the year. Because don't people need to be reassured that everything's okay as their colleagues pack up their belongings? Guess it's better than taking hallway selfies, but what do I know?
Emmy-nominated traffic anchor for NY1, Jamie Stelter -- the wife of CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter -- may be ripe for an insensitivity award.
How many times does a Commander in Chief get to act like a player? If you're President Obama, just about never.
Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates had a weekend he won't soon forget. He laughed. He cried. He danced. He sliced open his hand and waited too long–more than 12 hours–to get it checked by doctors.
When it's time to leave the belly of the beast, you just know.
In what may well be the exact polar opposite of finger lickin' good, Bloomberg Politics has written the most obviously insensitive promotional tweet of the year to promote a story on what President Obama's chef fries.