CNN Host Calls for Mortgage Regulation
Perhaps CNNâs âOpen Houseâ should be renamed to âOpen Bias.â The April 21 show had host Gerri Willis issuing her own call for new mortgage regulations.
In a short segment on the subprime mortgage market, Willis pointed out that lawmakers were âjawboningâ in D.C. about the issue. She mocked Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who held âa homeownership preservation summit,â for not doing anything. âI guess the wheels turn pretty slowly inside the Beltway,â she commented.
Then she blamed congressional inaction for hurting homeowners. âPoliticians have yet actually to write some legislation to take on this problem, and that is hurting tens of thousands of people across this country,â she said. Willis made no mention of personal responsibility in homeowners borrowing more than they could pay.
This wasnât the first time Willis took an anti-industry position that excluded personal responsibility. In August 2006 she complained that a court ruling in favor of insurance companies had hurt uninsured Katrina victims. âA federal judge deals a big blow to homeowners recovering from Hurricane Katrina,â said Willis on the August 19 âOpen House.â âItâs a blow to the hundreds of homeowners who did not have flood insurance along the Gulf Coast,â she explained.