Looks like there may be serious competition this weekend in Annapolis at a casting call for extras for the popular Netflix series House of Cards.
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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.
It appears a reader is going to take his frustrations about me to a man of the cloth.
If you've ever done anything to upset Charles C. Johnson, might want to lawyer up now. Or at the very least, make sure those skeletons you're hiding won't see the light of day.
The prospect of Politico inviting me to an internal office meeting seemed about as likely as Washington Post race reporter Wesley Lowery inviting me to accompany him to a Baltimore protest.
National Journal has hired Juleyka Lantigua-Williams to be managing editor of The Next America, an "editorial venture" that explores "the political, economic and social impacts of profound demographic and cultural changes facing the United States today."
Reporters are often cordoned off at events. The idea being to keep them controlled and contained. Any journalist who has been to Washington party Nazi Tammy Haddad's garden brunch knows what that's like -- she ropes off reporters in a pen, like zoo animals, before you enter the home. Once inside, everything is supposed to be off the record.
Milo Yiannopolis, a British born self-published poet and weekly columnist for Breitbart News, interviewed Twitter outlaw Charles C. Johnson by video for a full hour and five minutes.
Gawker Media, a company that prides itself on marching to its own drummer, will do just that with it's upcoming vote to unionize on June 3. They're bypassing the National Labor Relations Board and heading straight for a secret ballot.
Just days after he was promoted to deputy editorial page editor, USA Today's David Mastio landed the national newspaper a bruised behind when his sloppy smear against a star CNN reporter backfired.
If Charles Johnson is going away, rest assured it won't be quietly.
BuzzFeed has revolutionized the way reporters think. Yeah, there's something depressing about that. But the listicles -- a term that BuzzFeed itself forbids -- are addicting, which is why stories that you may think belong on the site may turn up elsewhere.
The reasons for the plaintiff to appeal the verdict of the recent Ed Schultz trial are piling up. A seven-member jury took four hours last week to rule in favor of Schultz. Michael Queen, an NBC producer and sound engineer who works in NBC's Washington bureau, sued the MSNBC host for breach of partnership.
Nicole Sizemore, the appropriately named deputy press secretary for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is so helpful. She reached out to The Mirror this afternoon to express her displeasure with the way I characterized her boss in a story about him cursing out the media for charity earlier in the week.
TMZ founder Harvey Levin?
Todd Crawford has an air of determination in his voice, pragmatism even. To hear him talk about what he was doing on Capitol Hill last week, you might not know the extent of his pain.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prides himself on ridiculing the media. This is the same guy who once held a two-hour press conference to explain himself in regards to the Bridgegate scandal. He hadn't held a press conference in two months. It was like he was gorging on the media. Who did he think was going to scribble down his every word --- non-reporters?