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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 | Comments Disabled

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 [1] 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 [2] to the apparent error. Lichtblau told me in an email Monday the description was correct.

Issa’s office first responded with three photos [3] 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 [4] 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 [5], 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:

[1] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/us/politics/15issa.html

[2] Issa’s request for a correction: http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=890&Itemid=33&Itemid=4

[3] three photos: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/08/15/photographic-evidence-nyt-reporter-incorrectly-describes-rep-issas-office/

[4] 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

[5] 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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