Ken Leighton 7:59 a.m., May 22
Issa Gets a Pass in U-T Story on Pols' Wealth
On Dec. 27, both the Washington Post and New York Times had big takeouts on the wealth of members of the House of Representatives and Senate. The Washington Post put a long story on page 1. In it, the Post said that North County Rep. Darrell Issa was the wealthiest person in Congress with net worth of $448.1 million, even topping Sen. John Kerry, who married very well. The Union-Tribune ran an abbreviated story from the Post, having the byline of the Post's author. But one key fact was left out: there was no mention of Issa and his estimated wealth.
Pictured: Darrell Issa