Obama: 24-hour news cycle fueling anger

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:21 EDT
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President Barack Obama told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer that “the 24-hour news cycle and cable television and blogs” focus on the most extreme elements which fuels angry protests.

“They can’t get enough of conflict. It’s cat nip to the media right now. The easiest way to get 15 minutes of fame is to be rude to somebody. In that environment, I think it makes it more difficult for us to solve the problems that the American people want us to solve,” said Obama.

This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Sept. 17, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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