Journalists recount ‘PTSD’ & trauma after storming of Capitol — Analysis
CNN reported that CNN reporters suffer flashbacks due to sadness and depression from the violence of protests.
Two journalists who were present at the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol told CNN they have since suffered from trauma and PTSD over the incident – claims which sparked controversy on social media.
Hunter Walker was a journalist who served as Yahoo!’s White House correspondent. News, Hunter Walker, a journalist who was then the White House correspondent at Yahoo! “hallmark of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.”
“There’s a bit of an informal network of reporters who’ve been through it that day, and are still coping with that, who are leaning on each other and talking to each other,”Walker claimed that they were “still dealing”Nearly a year after the trauma, and now feel a sense of responsibility “to convey to others how serious it was.”
Walker claimed that he has been previously diagnosed with PTSD. “a really bad car accident”This is because it’s helpful to know the signs he experienced in similar trauma from the Capitol riots.
He claimed that he couldn’t see the Capitol Building anymore. “not feel sad”It brings back fond memories of the time he called his wife at that moment “just to tell her I love her.”
Grace Segers, a journalist and writer who once wrote that she occasionally wants to “sob for hours”Stelter also learned that Stelter still has trauma from the January 6 trauma she suffered.
“Every time that I go to the Capitol I think about that experience that I had on January 6, and not only that I had, but that my colleagues had, my fellow reporters, lawmakers, Capitol police, just staffers, and it can be difficult sometimes to come to terms with that,”Sie said.
It becomes easier to let go of it as time passes, but it’s something I feel that will always be with me no matter what.
Although the reporters were praised on social media for their compassion and support, there was a lot of criticism from the public when they claimed to be suffering from PTSD.
Tom Elliott, founder of Grabien Media Company, criticized CNN’s coverage on January 6. “like it’s the Normandy invasion,”Alessandra Bocchi, journalist tweeted, “If you feel traumatized by reporting on ‘dangerous’ events, you shouldn’t be a reporter.”
An additional person observedThat was what it was. “no one seemed to be traumatized”Ashlibabbitt (an unarmed protester) was gunned down by Capitol Police during the unrest.
One sixth of a century was an awful day in history. But it’s difficult to hear a reporter talk about having PTSD from imagining a firefight that might have happened. Marines in my company also have PTSD — from enemy fire, losing friends, condolence calls, and grieving families. https://t.co/dCYZCj55JS
— HARRISON BERGERON, 0302 (@Bergeron_2081) January 2, 2022
Trauma? Trauma? https://t.co/pReO9hF7ZY
— .💀.Badaisè (@_A_Badaise) January 2, 2022
Five deaths have been attributed to January 6, storming the Capitol. However, three of those killed were from natural causes and another was from drug overdose. Babbitt was the only victim. However, more than 100 officers sustained injuries.
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