At the No Labels National Ideas Meeting in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, former “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory talked about the media’s role in the polarized state of politics.
“Sometimes it is an over-simplification to talk about the speed of the news cycle — that is part of the problem. What it is is the attachment to narrative,” said Gregory. “In Washington political journalism the narrative gets set early and then its built on. Things that fight the narrative get harder to report out, often because of laziness in the media.
The media has gotten very attached to the idea that Washington is so dysfunctional and the country is so frustrated with it. There is a self fulfilling part of that that goes along with the fact that some of these issues just don’t have consensus.”
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