doomsday http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/23668/all en Networks Hype Threat of Default, But Were Wrong about ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Impact http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-hype-threat-default-were-wrong-about-fiscal-cliff-impact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five failed predictions of ‘fiscal doomsday’ the networks hyped during cliff crisis and sequester. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Between the government shut down and the debt ceiling limit about to be crossed Oct. 17, the news media is screaming like the house is on fire. The Obama administration has also warned of dangers. Of course, that’s nothing new.</p><p dir="ltr">In many cases following the Obama administration’s reports and threats, the networks were hysterical in their coverage of the “fiscal cliff” and the sequester in late 2012 and early 2013. They repeated predictions and made claims that in many cases, simply failed to happen.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-hype-threat-default-were-wrong-about-fiscal-cliff-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Media Taxes calamity cbo debt ceiling DOJ doomsday FBI financial crisis fiscal cliff government shutdown meat shortage Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:15:37 +0000 julia.seymour 44736 at http://www.mrc.org