goodroi - 3:27 pm on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have not experienced a problem with having news content appearing in Google's standard serps. Using Google News I have considerably grown my traffic levels without cannibalizing my preexisting traffic referrals.
I do think that news content has some different characteristics from evergreen static content pages. For example some people view it as more time sensitive. Those people are less likely to link to it which may lead to less link juice which leads to less ranking power in Google's serps.