The sequester does lots of horrible things that we don't hear much about, but it also causes flight delays due to the FAA cutting of air traffic controller hours by 10%. Since newspaper people and the elite people they talk to all fly, this is what we seem to hear about. Really, though, flight delays are not the major problem with the sequester. The major problem is the damage it does to programs serving the poor.
I am not so sure that this is really Obama's plan (he seems perfectly happy to kick the poors in plenty of other ways), but I'm really glad to see this put into proper perspective by a large media outlet...though I don't really like the headline.
Oh, and yes, the commenters are horrible, horrible people.