We regret to inform you that the journalists are at it again. It was back in 2016 when MSNBC columnist Michael Cohen expressed his desire that just once, during the seventh-inning stretch, they’d honor journalists and not the military. A year later, MSNBC’s Katy Tur compared journalists to firefighters racing toward the flames — an analogy picked up by the head of the Pulitzer Prize committee in 2020.

On the six-month anniversary of the Capitol riots, VICE did a story on the trauma experienced by journalists who were there; one reporter said he “used to call the Capitol my girlfriend,” but now he doesn’t want to be there. Other journalists were in therapy.

Now that it’s Insurrection Week, we’re revisiting the trauma experienced by journalists. Jason Rezaian has a piece in the Washington Post about that trauma that was highlighted by CNN’s Brian Stelter:

Didn’t we already go through this with Jim Acosta and his “dangerous time in America to be a journalist” book? Yes, but Trump’s supporters are always on the periphery, just waiting for their chance to strike again.

Fiery but mostly peaceful!

This week — this whole administration — is going to be utterly exhausting.


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