Mitt Romney was speaking about votes, not people's finances. Here is the complete portion where Romney talks about the 47 percent:
"Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people - I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Romney was talking to donors in May who were interested in his plan for getting votes, not what his policy was toward poor people.
Mitt Romney himself, from his own income, has given more money to the poor than most people actually earn in their entire lives.
He donated his entire salary as Governor of Michigan, and his salary from the Olympics to charities. He pays a ten percent tithe to his church, which alone for one year is over two hundred thousand dollars.
At this point any reporter who would actually believe that Romney doesn't care about the poor, just hasn't been listening, so they must be just intentionally lying.
AP news stories are supposed to be unbiased.