i think it might have something to do with bush. he had stated he would make mortgages available to low income families as part of his acceptance speech at the republican convention in 2004. " because ownership brings security and dignity and independence".
so, fannie mae benefits from the government making mortgages available and i don't think they would want the general public to know that they are not doing that great a job at it. they milk the low income families with these mortgages, because they have all their debts in one, and not too often can afford to pay off early. called 'predatory lending'.