Angelo Mozilo really doesn't get it

Angelo R. Mozilo

Angelo Mozilo testified before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's hearing on 'CEO Pay and the Mortgage Crisis' back in 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Here's an object lesson in why we still have to do stories about the financial crisis, almost six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers:

Bloomberg conducted an interview with Angelo Mozilo, the former chairman of the board and CEO of Countrywide Financial, the biggest of the subprime lenders, and one of the leading men linked to the greatest economic crisis since the Great Recession.

He's kept a relatively low profile since the beginning of the crisis, but, because of a civil lawsuit pending against his name, took the interview in order to express his confusion as to why he and his firm have been seen as villains.

"No, no, no, we didn't do anything wrong," he said.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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