This precisely echoes how it was bloggers who broke the subprime story, while the mainstream media initially mocked them while doing nothing. Then finally managed to stumble across the story after bloggers did the hard work for them.
WaPo profiles the bloggers at 4closeurefraud.org whose determination and research ignited foreclosure-gate. But, as it too typical with MSM, they wait until the end of the article to list the name and URL of the site when it should be in the first paragraph. Isn’t it a basic tenet of journalism that the important facts, like names, come first? But then, maybe they’re afraid of the competition.
Smoking gun: New evidence of How Wall Street shafted pension funds by misrepresenting mortgages; Rep Miller calls for full audit of Fannie Mae
Calculated Risk details how foreclosure mills were pumping out thousands of signed docs without looking at them but Naked Capitalism says the problem is much deeper than robo-signing firms. Specifically, we need to ask why were there so many incorrect docs. Sounds like control fraud to me.
Republican operatives in Michigan may challenge voting credentials for those in foreclosure, based on residency requirements. They are ignoring that 1) a homeowner can still be living in a foreclosed home and 2) Republicans lose their homes in foreclosure too but I guess all that pond scum they’re covered with is confusing their thought processes.
In case anyone has any lingering ideas as to where Obama’s loyalties lie.
I get a sinking feeling hearing that the White House is encouraging a bunch of liars and cheats to “reconstruct” paperwork. I thought that was the big problem: banksters and their hired guns are making up documents and lying in affidavits and directly to courts, not to mention stonewalling customers while extracting their last few dollars in the vain hope of a mortgage modification.
It won’t work. This new pile of fraud and corruption is so obvious and stinky, and comes so soon after the subprime collapse that eventually cratered the economy, that the public is paying attention.