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8:45 AM ET, January 8, 2021

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New York Times:
Three NYT journalists recount the harrowing scenes at the Capitol when it was breached by a mob  —  Three New York Times journalists were at the Capitol when it was breached.  Here's how they experienced it.  —  WASHINGTON — Something was not right inside the Senate chamber.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
Washington Post:
How news coverage of the violent storming of the US Capitol unfolded throughout the day, as congressional correspondents became war correspondents
New York Times:
Simon & Schuster says it will not publish a planned book by Sen. Josh Hawley, The Tyranny of Big Tech, after Hawley was accused of inciting the Capitol mob  —  The publisher faced calls to drop the Missouri Republican's upcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” following criticism …
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 exhaustive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Interview with FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who will leave the agency on Jan. 20, as he backs away from his stated plans to clarify the meaning of Section 230  —  For the bulk of his tenure, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has avoided wading into the relentless controversies that defined President Trump's presidency.
Wall Street Journal:
Comscore signs deal with Charter, Qurate Retail, home of QVC and HSN, and a PE firm to extinguish its debt; Charter will also provide more access to its data  —  Charter, Qurate and Cerberus each will make a cash investment in exchange for shares of convertible preferred stock
Discussion: Ad Age
Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal:
LG Electronics takes a majority stake in Alphonso, a data and ad targeting company for smart TVs; sources say LG invested almost $80M for a nearly 60% stake  —  The deal comes as TV makers seek to build streaming-TV ad businesses  —  LG Electronics Inc. has taken a majority stake in Alphonso Inc. …
Discussion: The Drum
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.
 
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