The Role Of The Washington Post In The Nation’s Housing Crisis

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by Alejandro Becerra

A few weeks ago the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) released a major report which identified the major causes of one of the worst economic crises in the nation’s history: More than 26 million Americans are out of work, four million families have lost their homes, and nearly $11 trillion in household wealth has been lost.

What did the Washington Post do about reporting this important story? The Post buried it on page A14, while prominently displaying on its front page a story about the Senate Tea Party Caucus meeting for the first time. Worse, the Post’s reporters undercut the report’s significance by suggesting that the report did not contain “any major revelation that would fundamentally alter popular perceptions of the crisis.”

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