Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor

Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor By Mariana Garces, Steve Rendall The mainstream media rarely covers poverty unless politicians mention it--and politicians don't mention it unless they're forced to. "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 [...]