AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 9/26/2003 11:55:00 AM ----- BODY: Ack - MSNBC is shameless. Good economic news is always relegated to the top or sides of the website, but when the Census bureau announces the poverty level has gone up, it's splashed on the top news section with a big headline and a picture of a forlorn little kid. It's pathetic emotionalism masquerading as hard news, and it's yet another reason alternative media is growing. --------