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VIDEO: Footage From Rep. Issa’s Office Reveals No Golf Course in Sight
Posted By Rob Bluey On August 17, 2011 @ 7:27 pm In Ongoing Priorities,Scribe | 6 Comments
First we showed you the photos, now there’s a video. Missing in both is the golf course that Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office supposedly overlooks.
The New York Times  described the California Republican’s office in the first sentence of Monday’s front-page article this way: “Here on the third floor of a gleaming office building overlooking a golf course in the rugged foothills north of San Diego, Darrell Issa, the entrepreneur, oversees the hub of a growing financial empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars.”
Reporter Eric Lichtblau has defended the description, rebuffing Issa’s request for a correction  to the apparent error. Lichtblau told me in an email Monday the description was correct.
Issa’s office first responded with three photos  from the office at 1800 Thibodo Road in Vista, CA. Now it has released a short video with views from inside the office and the exterior.
Just as Google Maps  indicated, there’s no view of the Shadowridge Country Club. Instead, trees obscure most of the view. The building itself is surrounded by three housing developments and a state highway. The golf course is approximately a half-mile from the office.
There were at least five error in the article , according to Issa’s office, including the description in the opening paragraph. Lichtblau has corrected just one.
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URLs in this post:
 New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/us/politics/15issa.html
 Issa’s request for a correction: http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=890&Itemid=33&Itemid=4
 three photos: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/08/15/photographic-evidence-nyt-reporter-incorrectly-describes-rep-issas-office/
 Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1800+Thibodo+Rd.+in+Vista,+ca&hl=en&ll=33.173533,-117.226449&spn=0.008989,0.008712&sll=33.170318,-117.225087&sspn=0.017979,0.017424&vpsrc=0&gl=us&t=h&z=17
 at least five error in the article: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/08/15/new-york-times-story-on-rep-issa-riddled-with-factual-errors/
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