Monday, August 15, 2011

Issa Hammers NY Times for 'Hit Piece'

The New York Times today published a lengthy article on Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, which made us wonder where the substantive investigations were into Barack Obama's past back when he ran for president. Of course, Issa is now head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and investigating the Obama Administration (and being stonewalled every step of the way), so it's time to go after Issa.

He's not taking it lightly.
Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) office has dismissed an article in The New York Times about his work in Washington as a “hit piece.”

In a memo released Monday, Issa’s office slammed the article, which examined connections between Issa’s private business interests and his work as a congressional leader.

“The New York Times piece is riddled with factual errors and careless assertions that has resulted in a story predicated on innuendo and not fact,” said Frederick R. Hill, an Issa spokesman.

“It’s disappointing that the so-called ‘paper of record’ has decided to publish a story that is nothing more than a compilation of left-wing blog posts that are easily found by a simple Google search.”
Indeed, one of those posts was from the Democratic Party fever swamp Think Progress. Imagine my surprise.

1 comment:

fiatlux said...

Something is about to pop on Fast & Furious. The spinners are out there to undermine Issa and anybody else that points out the obvious - the Obama adminstration is an accessory to hundereds of murders including a Border Agent.

The Mexican press is boiling with stories on legal strategies to go after administration officials on criminal charges. It is really messing up DumBHO's re-election messaging.

The acting BATF head was supposed to disappear but has become a cooperating witness and it is obvious that those who raised hell about letting the guns "walk" are not about to take the fall.

Either Holder is going to get thrown under the Misery Express in the next two weeks or the WH is going to be embroiled in a losing political fight for months.

The NYT seems to think it is a winnable fight while other news outlets are starting to report the stark facts somewhere other than page 16 on Saturday morning.