Team Fletcher: “Just Win, Baby!”

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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 …

New York Times Corrects Correction On Issa Story

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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 …

New York Times Continues To Dodge The Truth On Eric Lichtblau’s Issa Story – UPDATED

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(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. …

David Weigel’s Feeble Defense of NYT’s Lichtblau, Plus Issa/Bardella Conspiracy Theory!

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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 …

Yes on A Gets Local, National Attention

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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.”