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Robert L. Gibbs

Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?

Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?

There is no excuse for the kind of coverage TV has delivered the last two weeks on the sequester. Television news has been polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality rather than the policy behind the $85 billion in federal spending cuts that has come to be known as sequestration. President Obama went into full campaign mode weeks ago, warning of massive disruptions in American life if the cuts were enacted — and blaming them solely on Republican members of Congress. GOP legislators, meanwhile, fired back by painting a picture of a president unwilling to meet with them — even as he had time for a Florida golf trip with Tiger Woods. The polarization in...

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