TV News misses study on Food Stamps
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Federal Study On Effectiveness Of Food Stamps Nearly Absent From TV News

On April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a study finding that food stamps reduced the “prevalence, depth, and severity” of poverty between 2000 and 2009 and that their effects were especially strong during the recession, thanks to the stimulus. Television news outlets have all but ignored this story– it has been mentioned only once on broadcast and cable news programming since April 9.

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