Sequester would be bad for this reason
Sequester would be painful for that reason
People would suffer this other reason
Then they noted that the President was hoping that enough public outrage might really put pressure on congress (*cough* Republicans *cough*) to change their entire attitude.
Then they listed a couple more examples of how Sequester will be bad and painful.
I think the hosts were trying to help the White House by stirring up public outrage and trying to get people to voice their support for Obama by contacting politicians (*cough* Republicans *cough*). I think I just saw naked propaganda from the official White House news service. But it's just so hard to be really sure.
Saw it too and let Lester Holt have it on Twitter. Maybe his cabana boy will read my tweet to him.