The TV news coverage of the sequester has been "polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality," with cable news networks fanning the flames of partisanship rather than delving into the substance of the policy and its $85 billion in immediate federal spending cuts, critic David Zurawik writes. "The polarization in Washington was not only reflected but also magnified on cable TV," he writes. "The two worst offenders, Fox News on the right and MSNBC on the left, have been in overdrive taking the politicians' daily spin and revving it even higher for their partisan presentations."

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