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The 'Hunger' Hoax

Written By: Thomas Sowell  |  Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

             Twenty years ago, hysteria swept through the media over "hunger in America."

            Dan Rather opened a CBS Evening News broadcast in 1991 declaring, "one in eight American children is going hungry tonight." Newsweek, the Associated Press and the Boston Globe repeated this statistic, and many others joined the media chorus, with or without that unsubstantiated statistic.

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