ABC's Marcus Baram is reporting that Democratic Senators Chris Dodd (Conn.) and Kent Conrad (N.D.) "had their home loans handled by [Countrywide Financial's] VIP desk, where a team of loan officers would work out favorable terms in conjunction with [CEO Angelo] Mozilo, according to two former Countrywide executives."
Only their party affiliations are nowhere to be found in the ABCNews.com story.
Conrad is Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and chairs a subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, according to his official Web page. Dodd serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. These committee chair assignments were also missing from Baram's story.
Pictured above at right: screencap of photo illustration accompanying Baram's June 13 story. The caption reads: "Senators Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad, among other high-profile individuals, received favorable rates on their home loans as friends of Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo, reports Conde Nast Portfolio."