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Newsroom attack feels to some of us like a home invasion

When news broke that a man with a shotgun had killed five employees in the Annapolis, Maryland, Capital Gazette newsroom, recent 24/7 media chatter about "civility" suddenly got real.

"I thought I was going to die," intern Anthony Messenger, said later on the "Today" show. A colleague used his phone to send a text pleading for help amid the shooting. It read simply, PLEASE HELP US. That tweet quickly went viral.

A lone gunman, reportedly carrying smoke grenades, opened fire with

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