Will Media Compassion ‘Trickle-Down’ to All Poor People?

Hoping for “a trickle-down of a different sort, of compassion,” media writer Edward Wasserman gives his personal take (Miami Herald, 3/16/09) on resurgent media interest in (some) impoverished Americans: My own sense is that, in general, coverage of the poor has been so bad for so long that if indeed there is growing interest in the newly impoverished–even with the undertone of disdain FAIR finds toward other poor people–it’s still an improvement. I’ve followed media treatment of poor people for the past several years as supervisor of a student-run website for journalists, The site aggregates poverty news from all […]