Issa

By PE Politics
August 26, 2011 7:10 AM

Under pressure from Inland Rep. Darrell Issa, The New York Times this morning issued another correction to the unflattering front-page story the newspaper published last week about the wealthy lawmaker’s business dealings.

Issa, who represents much of southwestern Riverside County, isn’t satisfied — though the Times doesn’t appear willing to grant Issa, R-Vista, the full retraction he is seeking.

The article in question delved into Issa’s land holdings and several business deals, suggesting that he has used his clout in Congress, where he now serves as chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, for personal benefit.

Issa’s staff immediately launched a campaign to discredit the story. The Times issued one correction on the day after the story ran, and another today. However, today’s correction suggests inaccuracies in the story resulted from “erroneous information that Mr. Issa’s family foundation filed with the Internal Revenue Service” and “incorrect information from the San Diego county assessor’s office” — not faulty reporting.

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