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Five takeaways from Iowa caucus media coverage

Five takeaways from Iowa caucus media coverage

Here are five takeaways from Iowa caucus-night media coverage:

1. Is there anything more obnoxious than a TV correspondent and camera crew making themselves part of the story rather than trying to cover it as unobtrusively as possible?

MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff had me screaming at the TV when he and his crew, while reporting on a caucus site at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, pulled one of the groups out of its assigned place on the gymnasium floor and had the caucusgoers walk over to them. The reason for moving the group: The cable on Soboroff's crew’s camera appeared to keep them from reaching the group.

The caucusgoers had been divided...