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ISSA demands front-page NYT retraction after ‘error-ridden’ ‘hit piece’ – The Daily Caller

August 19, 2011

Issa demands front-page NYT retraction after ‘error-ridden’ ‘hit piece’

Published: 11:55 AM 08/19/2011

By Matthew Boyle – The Daily Caller

House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa is demanding that The New York Times publish a front-page retraction for an “error-ridden front page story” it published about him on Monday. In the article, Times reporter Eric Lichtblau attempted to connect Issa’s private business interests with his public service as a congressman.

With one exception, the Times has not corrected or retracted any of the errors Issa’s office publicly identified almost immediately after the story ran. On Friday morning Issa’s office blasted out a lengthy evidence-packed release alleging that nearly everything Lichtblau wrote isn’t true.

Issa had pointed to what he said were errors beginning with the story’s first sentence, which said Issa’s Southern California “gleaming office building” overlooks a golf course. Issa’s office publicly stated on Monday that the office the Times referred to doesn’t overlook a golf course. Issa’s team subsequently released a video showing that the Times’ characterization was false.

Without citing any sources, Lichtblau also contended that DEI Holdings, a car alarm company Issa founded, is a “major supplier” to Toyota. He asserted that Issa went “easy” on Toyota during a Congressional investigation into the company’s vehicles’ safety because of the relationship Lichtblau claimed exists between DEI and Toyota.

via Front Page Retraction | Darrell Issa | New York Times | The Daily Caller.

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