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Afternoon Mirror: Katy Tur’s Book Is #3 On Amazon

Quote of the Day:

“Heading to SW Florida. Anybody have a good bicep workout to recommend?” 

Jim Acosta, CNN, who, by the way, gets worked up when you write that he has two kids. He recently asked me why I was “reporting” on his children. The extent of my “reporting” on his children was that he has two children.

Wednesday’s White House briefing is full of women

“Each of the seven outlets in the front row of the WH briefing room is today represented by a woman, save for Fox News.” — Emily Ngo, White House reporter, Newsday.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Considers Herself To Be A Strong Woman 

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders includes herself among ‘strong women’ Trump has surrounded himself with in response to ? on U.S. attorneys.” — Mike Warren, senior writer, The Weekly Standard.












Jeet Heer, senior editor at The New Republic, is obviously ready for his closeup. He appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” Wednesday night. 

Have a picture you’d like to share with The Mirror? Send it to me at Betsy@DailyCaller. Try to keep it fairly clean, please. Or at least free of the porn that Sen. Ted Cruz liked.

Reporter sees his wife in a sex robot 

“The sex robot looks disturbingly like my wife. Which I guess is a compliment in a way.” — F. Bill McMorris, staff writer, Washington Free Beacon.

Guess Who’s Co-Hosting TMZ On TV? 

Answer: The Mooch. When: Monday. More details here.

In other Anthony Scaramucci news… he’s possibly starting a media company, which he teased Tuesday night on Twitter.

New York Mag: “Oh God, Is Anthony Scaramucci Starting a New Media Company?”

Read Gabriella Paiella‘s piece here.

#Scarfoyle #TheGooch Is The Mooch romancing Fox News’s Kimberly Guilfoyle? Sure seems like something’s up between these two.

Have any scoop? Write me at Betsy@DailyCaller.com. 

Story pitch: Reporter seeks Jewish snowbirds 

“Does anyone know any DC area Jewish snowbirds in Florida who are bracing for Irma? Contact me for a story.” — Dan Schere, political reporter, Washington Jewish Week.

Headline in TheBlaze: “Trump ‘creates fear in children’ and is bringing them to tears, nat’l teachers union head declares.” Read here.

Larry King’s secret… He survived budding lung cancer. See here 

CNN’s interview with Sen. Ted Cruz: Porn & taxes 

“Shorter CNN Ted Cruz interview: “porn… sex toys…. sex…. bedrooms…. Let’s talk about tax reform. If you were Ted Cruz, how would you have pivoted from porn to tax? ‘Dana, you know what gets me hot? Lowering corporate tax rates.'” — Sam Stein, The Daily Beast.

And another thing on Cruz’s porn “like” incident: “Treating the Ted Cruz twitter porn thing as something that needs serious scrutiny is deeply dumb, much as I respect many reporters involved.” — Elise Foley, HuffPost.

Navarro is a proud Trump hater; Bakari Sellars would work at Whole Foods

CNN’s Ana Navarro: “I keep coming across tweets of people mad at ESPN. Have no idea what it’s about. Are some of the hosts having dinner w/Trump tonight, too?”

A follower explained… “ESPN host said Trump was a white supremacist and ESPN apologized to Trump. I’m kinda mad at ESPN, too!” Ana replied… “Well then, it’s a good thing I don’t work for @ESPN or they’d have to apologize for things I say, all day, every day & twice on Sunday.”

CNN Contributor Bakari Sellers: “If y’all just firing ppl calling the POTUS a White Supremacist (fact), me and @ananavarro better start looking at @WholeFoods for work.”

The Big Splash…MSNBC correspondent Katy Tur‘s new book is getting a lot of buzz. So far, it’s number 3 on Amazon Best Sellers list. Number 1 is Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s What Happened; Number 2 is Brené Brown’s Braving the Wildnerness, and 3 is Tur’s Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.

Betsy Rothstein
the authorBetsy 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.

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