Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Disease or symptom?

posted by The Vidiot @ 3:39 PM Permalink

Seems poverty is in the news a lot more than it used to be.
To test whether this campaign season saw a change in coverage of the subject, we conducted a study that measured the prevalence of poverty in political media from 2003 through 2008. The findings are in: print media coverage of poverty in political news stories increased in the run-up to the election. Comparing 2003 to 2005, coverage increased, and it also increased between the presidential election years of 2004 and 2008.
How much you wanna' bet that the articles surveyed treated poverty like a disease that must be dealt with rather than a symptom of a much larger problem that will never be addressed.

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