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He didn’t ‘lose’ it

May 2, 2008

He just walked away from it.

The story about Jose Canseco’s foreclosure is making the rounds today.

Baseball star Canseco loses home to foreclosure

Former U.S. baseball star Jose Canseco said on Thursday he had lost his California mansion to foreclosure — one of the first celebrities to publicly admit being a statistic in the U.S. housing crisis.

I’m calling this article headline what it is: misleading, sensationalist bullshit.

Stating that someone ‘lost’ their home implies that they actually wanted to keep and and did what they could to make the payments. That’s not the case here. Canseco just walked away from his mortgage contract.

Canseco, …, told the celebrity TV show “Inside Edition” that it did not make financial sense to keep his 7,300 square-foot (678.2 sq-metro) home in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino.

Get that? it just ‘didn’t make financial sense’. Translation: I just don’t want to pay for it anymore.

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