Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’
Politics & Media Mashup will return next week. This week, it’s all Nathan Fletcher all the time.
Nathan Fletcher left the Republican Party because there’s nothing he wants more than to be San Diego’s next mayor.
Yes, to me it’s that simple.
Fletcher said this week he was leaving the party – with less than three months before the June primary – because Republicans and Democrats left him disillusioned.
I believe he would still be a Republican if the party had not endorsed Carl DeMaio, one of Fletcher’s opponents, a few weeks ago.
From the Sept. 7 New York Times:
An article on Aug. 15 about Representative Darrell Issa’s business dealings, using incorrect information from the San Diego County assessor’s office, misstated the purchase price for a medical office plaza Mr. Issa’s company bought in Vista, Calif., in 2008. And because of an editing error, a correction in this space on Aug. 26 also misstated the price. It cost $16.6 million — not $10.3 million or $16.3 million.
(Update in section toward the end about the alleged golf course view.)
As most Rostrafarians probably know, the New York Times has corrected two more errors in its article implying improper financial dealings by Rep. Darrell Issa. But the paper is still far from admitting the truth that the story is rotten at its core, and refuses to retract it.
Much more about that — and a correction to the NYT’s bizarre pretension of what’s “cool” — in this post.
David Weigel, the former conservative movement columnist for the Washington Post, is running interference for Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times. Lichtblau authored the falsified New York Times article claiming Darrell Issa was engaging in business practices that led to profits improperly tied to his position as a Congressman.
Weigel’s column in Slate attempts to dispute Issa’s recent suggestion that Lichblau may never have traveled to California to research his negative article. Weigel says Issa is reading too much into Lichtblau’s famously botched description of the setting of Issa’s office.
Here’s what Weigel passes off as a rebuttal:
Not too often that you see a local proposition garner national media attention, but that’s just what the Yes on A camp snagged last week following a feisty debate on KPBS’s “These Days.”
For starters, Construction for Fair Employment in Construction’s Eric Christen went toe-to-toe with Lorena Gonzalez, secretary-treasurer / CEO of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council on last week’s “These Days,” which drew 18 lengthy comments online. A poll on KPBS’s site today showed the proposition getting 65 percent of the yes vote compared to 34 percent.