Analyst Says Media Misrepresents Sequester Deadline

In recent days the Obama administration has cast a dire portrait of life after the sequester if congress doesn’t cut the federal budget. One such claim is that teachers will be laid off all across the country. One media analyst asserts there are considerable misrepresentations concerning the financial crisis.


The Media Research Center (MRC) claims major media outlets aren’t fact-checking the White House’s assertions about a sequester “nightmare.”

"From the sky is falling or whether the earth is going to fall off its axis, the networks and newspapers like the Huffington Post think this is the best crisis since sliced bread," said Gainor.

 

The Washington Post recently reported the “sequester spin is ahead of reality.” Dan Gainor, Boone Pickens Fellow and the Media Research Center’s Vice President for Business and Culture for MRC agrees and calls the sequester coverage beyond ridiculous.


"It is manufactored hysteria," said Gairnor. "It sounds like a lot, but we are only talking about 85 billion. Its just a little more than 2 percent of the total budget. It is not a reason to say the nation is facing a disaster.

 

If the two political parties fail to come to an agreement, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will kick-in, known as the sequester, causing government-wide budget cuts.