Washington Post staff writer Howard Kurtz speaks up and gives an opinion:
Memo to the media: Everyone who is defaulting on a home mortgage is not necessarily a victim.
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Perhaps inevitably, Hillary Clinton has now proposed a $1-billion fund to help struggling families catch up on their mortgage payments, and John Edwards also wants to give money to those who can't make their payments. So the taxpayers should bail out folks who took out these loans with their eyes wide open?
Again, I'm not unsympathetic. And there's plenty of blame to go around. But we shouldn't let homebuyers completely off the hook just because it makes for a better narrative.