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6:05 PM ET, January 7, 2021

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New York Times:
Journalists covering the mob at the Capitol and Trump protests elsewhere were surrounded and threatened; protesters smashed equipment and punched a photographer  —  “Murder the media” was scratched into a door of the Capitol.  Violent protesters smashed equipment and punched a photographer.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Pro-Trump media, led by Fox News and its leaders Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, and Suzanne Scott, fueled the mob that stormed and desecrated the Capitol  —  “Fair and balanced” was the original Fox News lie, one of the rotten planks that built the foundation for Wednesday's democratic disaster.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
The Washington Times removed a post falsely saying facial recognition software ID'ed 2 Capitol protesters as antifa after the software maker sought a retraction  —  Matt Gaetz had cited the story in Congress as supposed evidence that antifa was involved in the Capitol assault.
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
After Capitol breach, conservative media figures say “Trump supporters don't do these things” and baselessly claim “infiltration” by “agitators” like antifa  —  Pundits on the right condemned the violence but many maintained that “Trump supporters don't do these things.”
Michael Schaffer / Washingtonian:
Newsrooms wrestle with what to call crowds that stormed the US Capitol, with WaPo Editor Marty Baron choosing “mob”, and WAMU choosing “insurrectionists”  —  The question of what to call people engaged in angry protests has been a recurring theme in media this year.
Washington Post:
How news coverage of the violent storming of the US Capitol unfolded throughout the day, as congressional correspondents became war correspondents
Janny Scott / New York Times:
Neil Sheehan, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who covered the Vietnam War and obtained the Pentagon Papers in 1971, has died at 84  —  His extensive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which earned him a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's chief of staff and former White House press secretary, resigned Wednesday following violence at the Capitol  —  (CNN)Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
FTC settles with Tapjoy, an intermediary for advertisers, gamers and developers that helps to serve in-app rewards; Tapjoy will have to monitor ad offers  —  Mobile advertising company Tapjoy has settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it was misleading consumers …
Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Pete Docter, co-director of Soul and now Pixar's chief creative officer, as he navigates a new leadership role, replacing John Lasseter  —  After John Lasseter's exit, the ‘Soul’ co-director has reinvigorated Disney's multibillion-dollar Oscar-winning powerhouse by ushering …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Sports business news site Sportico, launched last year by Penske Media, has struck a deal with Bloomberg News to provide content to the financial news service  —  Sports business news site Sportico has struck a deal with Bloomberg News to provide its content to the financial news service's readers.
WNYC Studios:
WNYC's Radiolab apologizes “to those we failed” after recent stories about harassment and bad behavior in the industry, including about ex-staffer Andy Mills  —  In the past few weeks, there have been a lot of conversations about the tolerance of harassment and bad behavior …
 
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