Some Capitol Hill reporters also recounted what they described as their lingering trauma from the Capitol riots six months ago, drawing ridicule from those who claimed they were blowing themselves up. suffering because of proportion.
Reporters said they needed to see therapists or retire early; some have lost sleep, and are afraid to go to the Capitol or even to their own houses, according to News News in a piece titled “‘ So, So Sory ’: Reporters Surviving the Capitol Riots Still Struggling.”
As reported in the Vice News section:
Reporters talked about their own experiences in the days following the Capitol uprising. Although very few public talks about the after-effects of the coming months number them, the difficulty some face in returning to a site where they have experienced trauma, and what it’s like to cover a Congress that was still divided by the events of that day.
And the emotional wounds are still there. Six months after their office was attacked, the press corps on Capitol Hill met on how to cover up the fall of the insurgency, as well as its impact on them personally and professionally.
Of the five people killed in the Capitol riot, District of Columbia chief medical researcher Dr. Francisco Diaz ruling that two died of natural causes from cardiovascular disease, one died unintentionally from severe amphetamine intoxication, and Ashli Babbitt died by killing a man from a gunshot to left shoulder. The identity of the Capitol Police officer who shot him remains unknown.- READ MORE
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