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3:00 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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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.
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.”
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
The Capitol riot was a natural consequence of the lies and conspiracy theories spread by right-wing media, which rewarded politicians supporting these ideas  —  New York (CNN Business)President Trump's supporters were storming the US Capitol and Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum could hardly contain her shock.
Washington Post:
How news coverage of the violent storming of the US Capitol unfolded throughout the day, as congressional correspondents became war correspondents  —  A day that began with a series of news events long in the making — a protest rally, a congressional vote — unexpectedly morphed into chaos on Wednesday …
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 …
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 …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube says it will temporarily restrict channels that post misinformation about the 2020 election results, potentially including Trump's  —  Channels will receive an automatic strike on top of videos being removed  —  YouTube will temporarily restrict channels that post videos containing …
Alex Marshall / New York Times:
Profile of June Sarpong, BBC's director of creative diversity, who is at the center of a political battlefield as conservatives complain of its “woke agenda”  —  June Sarpong has been a familiar face on British screens for two decades.  Now, she's in charge of bringing greater diversity to the country's public broadcaster.
 
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