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:
>> @jrezaian: "We don't talk enough about the trauma many journalists endure — in large part because we are not supposed to know about it: Journalists never want to eclipse the subjects and broader themes at the heart of our stories." https://t.co/4FPOt6btMN
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 3, 2022
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.
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) January 3, 2022
— kyle kashuv (is in Miami) (@KyleKashuv) January 3, 2022
— Horst De Wermer, DVM, MD, PhD, GED, DDS, MOUSE (@Crapplefratz) January 3, 2022
Translation: My narcissism has consumed my mind to the point where creating an alternate reality where I am simultaneously both a victim and empowered is the only way for me to function.
— Lord Vulpes (@LordVulpesZerda) January 3, 2022
"Journalists never want to eclipse the subjects"…..eclipsing the subject has been your goal since day one.
— AbogadoLindy (@AbogadoJDL) January 3, 2022
"Journalists never want to eclipse the subjects and broader themes at the heart of our stories"… except for those times when we do, opining about how heroic we are 🤗
— 🤖 pro-face (@cstrombe2) January 3, 2022
"Journalists never want to eclipse the subjects and broader themes at the heart of our stories." pic.twitter.com/kwngrnrWOG
— Somewhere_Out_There (@Public_Name_Req) January 3, 2022
— Damin Toell (@damintoell) January 3, 2022
We don’t talk about the trauma many Americans endure by reading this garbage.
— Andy Boyle (@Bizaro_Stormy) January 3, 2022
Is @CNN planning to air an en memorium for all the journalists who lost their lives on January 6?
— Amerigo Chattin (@AmerigoChattin) January 3, 2022
Endure deez nuts.
— Dr. Craig (@ItGetsTheHose) January 3, 2022
When was the last time Stelter tweeted something that wasn’t ratio’d to the heavens?
— Amerigo Chattin (@AmerigoChattin) January 3, 2022
Here's to a whole new year of trauma pic.twitter.com/du0pkWtJB4
— moarbtc (@MOARBTC) January 3, 2022
— North Side Anthony 🇺🇸 (@chicagoanthony_) January 3, 2022
OH MY GOD 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
You are unbelievable, truly unbelievable.
— Stash (@Stash93732014) January 3, 2022
Brian you come here every day and talk about how much you cried last night
— KT (@AUGKTH) January 3, 2022
— AnonAmish (@MrAmishMan) January 3, 2022
Thoughts and prayers
— Steven Polanco (@sjp2010) January 3, 2022
— adam c ❁ (@well_ya_know_) January 3, 2022
Oh no guys, please think of the lying journalists in these hard times https://t.co/EyJx0hj6oy
— Ahmed Al Assliken (@assliken) January 3, 2022
Actually we talk way too much about it.
— theodophilus (@theodophilus2) January 3, 2022
— daheater now on LWOP (@daheater3) January 3, 2022
🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 pic.twitter.com/oNTgUeqaBZ
— 🇺🇸Chris 🇺🇸 (@Rimer_Chris) January 3, 2022
Lol, it's literally ALL you talk about.
— Big_A (@asomer) January 3, 2022
Honest question: do you really talk about anything other than that?
— Simulated Dr. Evan, Ph.d. in Placation, 187 ASVAB (@LizardKing1893) January 3, 2022
Puhleeeeeeeze! You guys exist to be the story!
— Ashamed of the pResident✝️🇺🇸 (@barbtherock) January 3, 2022
— Feels Up Heels Up (@OldSchoolConse1) January 3, 2022
Show me one single investigative journo at CNN…. All opinion propagation.
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Pew………..Ting!🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@KyleBrady1965) January 3, 2022
How about try reporting the news instead of framing perspective? It’s not news, especially if it’s from CNN’s opinion corner.
— Das Dingo is alive and angry angry doge (@dasdingo15) January 3, 2022
Sorry I’m not empathetic to journos who supported months of violent riots and tried to gaslight us about “peaceful protests”
— oldmanstillyelling (@timmytimtimco) January 3, 2022
Fiery but mostly peaceful!
You weren't even there. For f*** sake, SOMEONE TRIED TO BURN DOWN YOUR WORK PLACE!!!!https://t.co/ocldrk1FWN
— Ryu (@RyoSaebaHunter) January 3, 2022
Show me any other profession where doing your job supposedly traumatizes you. Maybe it’s time to stop talking about journo trauma and start talking about people too easily traumatized choosing the wrong line of work.
— Phil (@RealPhillyP) January 3, 2022
So Brian and Jason think they are in as much danger than the journals who are thrown in jail for dissent in Russia, and those who are beheaded or have their stations bombed in Mexico for reporting crime in around their areas.
— Javier Vasquez (@JavierVasquez85) January 3, 2022
You and your station are far from journalists Humpty! You literally get caught making headlines up, publishing false 'facts' and your ratings are proof!
Then like most Liberal Activists, you whine about being called out and play the 'Victim' role!
Simple fact: Tell the truth! pic.twitter.com/rD7Z9QXToD
— Mike mitton (@Mmitton2008) January 3, 2022
Journos don't talk enough about journos people! pic.twitter.com/hMcoUacDHv
— Stone (@stone_tn) January 3, 2022
This week — this whole administration — is going to be utterly exhausting.
One reporter who survived the Capitol riots says he ‘used to call the Capitol my girlfriend,’ but now he doesn’t want to be there https://t.co/3eGozG1dPh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 6, 2021