How many times does a Commander in Chief get to act like a player? If you're President Obama, just about never.
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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.
Emmy-nominated traffic anchor for NY1, Jamie Stelter -- the wife of CNN "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter -- may be ripe for an insensitivity award.
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.
The parents of James Foley, the first American citizen to be beheaded by ISIS in Syria in August, are coming to Washington to receive an award on their son's behalf at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
In the weeks following communication between Bob Butler, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, and CNN, it seems like something was lost in translation. Or else CNN was lying.
If I weren't so grateful for them giving me copy, I'd really wonder about the psychological welfare of male journalists who spend any part of their weekend complaining about Cosi. Yes, we're talking the sandwich shop with the square bagels known as Squagels, and fresh-baked flatbread that comes in white and multigrain.
It's not easy being Twitter's spokesman. You have to be everywhere and nowhere all at once. And you have to be adept at giving non-answers to questions you're asked regarding Twitter.
Yahoo! News' Chris Moody is taking his "off-beat" reporting methods to CNN.
It has been one month and two days since Susan Glasser was named the first female "editor" of Politico. And the strange part? The powers that be still have not placed her name and picture in the "Executive" section of their masthead. Weirdly, someone did have time to change Danielle Jones's title to Executive VP of Expansion.
The brawl between CNN and a black media group just got nastier.
Well, here's one way to respond when the National Association of Black Journalists condemns you for treating black employees badly: Cut them off at the knees. Yup. No. More. Money.
Is this a French thing?
TheBlaze's Glenn Beck opened himself up to questions from the masses on Twitter Thursday. The Q & A session was to promote his new book, Dreamers and Deceivers.
There's a reason that @FakeJimVandeHei's Twitter bio reads: "Fuck you, Drudge me."