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Issa Goes to War With New York Times Over ‘False Story’
FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2011 | By Stephen Clark

Posted on 08/27/2011 7:35:12 PM PDT by topher

Rep. Darrell Issa, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has declared war on the New York Times after the newspaper published a front-page story last week linking the California Republican’s business activities to his congressional duties.

The story, “A Businessman in Congress Helps His District and Himself,” claims that Issa has used his congressional power to further enrich himself.

“As his private wealth and public power have grown, so too has the overlap between his private and business lives, with at least some of the congressman’s government actions helping to make a rich man even richer and raising potential for conflicts,” New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau wrote.

Issa didn’t participate in what he calls a “false story,” but has launched a full-scale campaign pressing for a front-page retraction after his staff cited 13 errors, including the lead of the story that claims Issa’s district office building overlooks a golf course.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: hitpiece; issa; mediabias; nytimes
Now if the Hit Piece story had been attacking a Democrat, the story would not have been done.

I can't see how the New York Times can claim to be a world class newspaper if the staff of Rep Dan Issa could find 13 errors in the story.

Quite apparent that the New York Times was attacking/trying to discredit Dan Issa to protect Obama.

1 posted on 08/27/2011 7:35:18 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

When is the last time that fascist rag went to war with a Leftist?


2 posted on 08/27/2011 7:39:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: topher
The New York Times Reporter [Lichtblau] Pulitzer Prize probably needs to be given back if he is going to write such wildly inaccurate stories.

It says a lot about the New York Times: Inaccurate reporting is acceptable as long as it suites the political agenda of the left and the New York Times.

3 posted on 08/27/2011 7:40:34 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: Gene Eric
There is a liberal, Afro-American Congressman in New York City they could be going after for all sorts of corruption charges.

But then that would be politically incorrect of them.

Afro-Americans never do anything wrong, especially Afro-American Congressmen and Congresswomen.

Now if a conservative had told the ACORN movement to go to hell as a certain Congresswoman recently did, then it might be fair and balanced.

That is why FoxNews has such great appeal -- it claims to be fair and balanced, and they have no competition on that point...

4 posted on 08/27/2011 7:44:16 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher
Quite apparent that the New York Times was attacking/trying to discredit Dan Issa to protect Obama.

Absolutely! As a part of the Ministry of Propaganda that is what they are supposed to do.

5 posted on 08/27/2011 7:45:13 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: topher
The New York Times has become a rinky dink newspaper ~ they even let their lawyers convince them to shut down free public access to their internet version.

Bwahahahaha ~ buh-bye NYT!

6 posted on 08/27/2011 7:46:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: topher
The NYT would make Pravda blush.
7 posted on 08/27/2011 7:47:22 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: topher
Inaccurate reporting is acceptable as long as it suites the political agenda of the left and the New York Times.
8 posted on 08/27/2011 7:51:41 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: topher

They all enrich themselves, the media only see’s the republicans. Why do they all leave as millionaires?


9 posted on 08/27/2011 7:52:02 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: topher

Issa is fightin’ a paper who has multi times given our enemies classified/top secret info. There are very powerful dems working with Issa and other Republicans to help weaken Barry...to rid this country of him. They know their mistake helping to elect him...and are doing everything possible to remove him from our WH........


10 posted on 08/27/2011 7:57:34 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: topher

What, someone is still reading the NYTs


11 posted on 08/27/2011 7:59:44 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: topher

The NYT’s does not like Isa because he is upsetting the status quo. In particular he is sort of going after the big banker cartel in a small way. What the NYT’s should be doing a story on is the total fraud and illegal activities of the wall street bankers. The mortgage mess and all. And the fact that they have strategically placed members in the FED, Treasury, Sec, and all the other enforcement agencies. This way they never get punished for any of their frauds and illegal activities. In fact one of those big bankers even changed his name and then joined Isa’s committee so they could affect the outcome there as well.

Other than some of the blogs- the only one reporting on all of that is a liberal reporter named Matt Taibbi who writes for the liberal rag called rolling stones. It is a sad day when you can only get the truth about the wall street banker fraud from a source like that. But hey- Liberal or not then you still have to give Taibbi a lot of credit for doing real investigative journalism. Sad to think that even most conservatives don’t have a real clue as to how this nation ended up in the financial mess we are in. Yes- congress and the president have a lot to do with it. But they never could have achieved it without the help of crooked wall street bankers.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 8:07:08 PM PDT by Revel
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To: shield
There are very powerful dems working with Issa and other Republicans to help weaken Barry...to rid this country of him. They know their mistake helping to elect him...and are doing everything possible to remove him from our WH........

I don't think so. There are no such creatures as patriotic demoRATs or pro-life or pro-gun, etc. ANY demoRAT politician will always do whatever is needed to advance their socialist marxist agenda. 0dumb0 is a corrupt, incompetent, unqualified bozo in any arena, but he is THEIR left wing bozo, and the left knows that he is their best leftie to advance their socialist agenda. Especially because he left wing partisan media will do everything in their power to lie & deceive & distort for 0dumb0, while running down mercilessly any Repub challenger. There is nothing that 0dumb0 could do or not do, in order to get the demoRAT nod for a 2nd term. He could show up with dead girls lined up in his WH bedroom and he would still get 48% of the vote, with only 4-5% being contested between 0dumb0 & the GOP candidate.

13 posted on 08/27/2011 8:37:06 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup

Yes, there are. I can’t stand them either and every word you have typed is right and was rather shocked and surprised when I found this out...


14 posted on 08/27/2011 8:48:29 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: topher
What's a New York Times?

Do they have the numbers from the local cattle auction?

15 posted on 08/27/2011 9:06:53 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Revel
Other than some of the blogs- the only one reporting on all of that is a liberal reporter named Matt Taibbi who writes for the liberal rag called rolling stones.

Taibbi is a crazy leftist, but he's honest and a brilliant writer.

16 posted on 08/27/2011 10:42:41 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: topher

The NYT story is BS. The Haller/Simyoni story is not and is very disturbing.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 11:07:29 PM PDT by icanhasbailout (Theoretical Ideal Candidate for President 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

When Hitler attacked Stalin.


18 posted on 08/27/2011 11:23:23 PM PDT by Defiant (We are governed by the Oboehner party.)
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To: topher
Hard to fight a verbal war with a newspaper that buys ink by the ton and where ideology trumps truth...
19 posted on 08/28/2011 2:58:01 AM PDT by DB
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To: Revel
The NYT’s does not like Isa because he is upsetting the status quo. In particular he is sort of going after the big banker cartel in a small way.

Lichtblau is an anti-gun guy and this is not about banking. It's about the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal and coverup.
20 posted on 08/28/2011 3:40:06 AM PDT by publiusF27
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To: topher

Later


21 posted on 08/28/2011 3:56:24 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: topher

““A Businessman in Congress Helps His District and Himself,””

Better not start that stuff or we’l lhave to bring up the subject of Nancy Pelosi’s sudden acceleration of wealth.


22 posted on 08/28/2011 5:40:36 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest
Liberal's can do that sort of stuff and even be involved in crooked deals.

This is a conservative, so the NY Times has targeted a conservative Congressman who is causing Obama fits...

There was a quote from the movie Serpico that would be appropriate. This New York Police Officer was trying to find a police area that did the officers manning it did not have to look the other way because of corruption.

Something about the one Serpico was transferred to was "clean as a hound's tooth" or something like that.

Everybody know there is no corruption in the ranks of the liberals in Congress [especially Harry Reid and his Nevada connections]...

23 posted on 08/28/2011 5:49:33 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

Gotcha. There are TWO sets of rules for the politicians.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 6:02:22 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: topher

He needs to sue them.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 2:33:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: topher

Can he sue them out of existence or not? That’s all I want to know.


26 posted on 08/28/2011 4:32:00 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: topher

A White House sponsored hit piece. Too bad the hurricane didn’t blow down the Slimes building. Have these scumbags done any reporting on Maxine Waters and her REAL corruption?


27 posted on 08/28/2011 5:16:28 PM PDT by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: Lady Lucky
I think he can and should sue the newspaper and the reporter for the following reasons:

1. Reporter, who won Pulitzer Prize, claims he did adquate research. Yet he used "blogs" as source for research.

2. Only reason piece was done was to attack someone who is attacking Obama. Clearly, the NY Times has an agenda in place. They would not have allowed such shoddy journalism if the target was a liberal...

But a lawyer needs to comment on this...

28 posted on 08/29/2011 12:04:42 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher

“claims he did adquate research. Yet he used “blogs” as source for research.”

TRANSLATION:
Someone posted it on Daily Kos, and he ran with it, like the he did with all of the Sarah Palin lies in 2008.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 12:09:19 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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