Reporter’s notebook: From abroad, Capitol assault felt like another 9/11

Reporter’s notebook: From abroad, Capitol assault felt like another 9/11


 

LONDON — It’s nearing the end of a week that’s not only shaken Washington and the country …it’s rocked the world.

I’ve covered the US from abroad for exactly 30 years now.    And except for 9/11, I’ve never seen an American story touch a global nerve like this one.

I call it my “newsagent barometer.”  A newsagent is the name for newsstands here in the UK.  When my friends there, my pharmacy, my local food store see me and are desperate for me to comment on what’s happening in the US,  I know it’s a big deal. 

We were in the Fox News London bureau Wednesday evening local time when the images of the Capitol assault started coming in.   

WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN VIOLENCE AT CAPITOL, URGE ORDERLY TRANSFER OF POWER

Minute by minute we realized this was going to be…



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