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Sep 1 2012

Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor

Study finds poverty not an issue in most election coverage

Homeless man reading a newspaper in Detroit--Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Ifmuth

“All this talk today about poverty got us wondering just how many people in America live below the poverty line,” anchor Scott Pelley announced on the CBS Evening News (2/1/12). By “all this talk,” Pelley was referring to less than 200 words, in a report CBS had just aired on GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s missteps, that discussed Romney’s remark that he wasn’t “concerned about the very poor.” Though the brief story was actually about the political horse race, it apparently struck Pelley as an unusual amount of focus on poverty. And, sadly, he was right. Poverty as an issue is […]