Yesterday, my colleague Justin questioned the Washington Post’s news judgment in running its Obama mortgage story.

At Washington Monthly, Kevin Drum “demand[s] that Barack Obama release his FICO score” before wondering, “seriously, folks,” whether “the beltway press corps” has gone “insane,” calling the story “a complete non-scandal over the fact that people with high incomes generally qualify for slightly better mortgage rates than regular working stiffs.”


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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.