The Union columnist George Boardman gets it wrong — again

Editor’s note: The Union’s weekly columnist George Boardman has posted a formal “clarification” (AKA correction) on his blog for a post titled “Making a concealed weapons list, check it twice.” This has been a pattern with George’s journalism, causing considerable consternation in the community. Here’s another: Confusing the Auburn and Folsom Dams. Duh. As I said last week, The Union needs to dump George before it’s too late. The Union links to George’s blog — at its peril.

Clarification of ‘Making a concealed weapons list…’
Posted on February 21, 2014 by George Boardman

Sheriff Keith Royal said earlier this week he didn’t provide a list of Nevada County residents with concealed weapons permits to The Union when the newspaper requested the information in 2004.

In accordance with the law, Royal said he first notified permit holders about the paper’s request. He said he subsequently received a call from publisher Jeff Ackerman canceling The Union’s request for the information.

The original post, “Making a concealed weapons list, checking it twice,” has been revised to incorporate this information.

–George Boardman

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

5 thoughts on “The Union columnist George Boardman gets it wrong — again”

  1. This week Boardman has taken a breather from local issues (where he is scrutinized) and decided to bash Obama instead. It is right in the “sweet spot” of The Union’s aging, declining demographic but will not help grow their readership.

  2. Yes, it’s the same old treadmill:
    “New” columnist Boardman – (Rush Limbaugh was close to the mark when he said his two dogs could create more “shovel-ready” work than the Obama plan.)
    •A proposal to reopen a mine on the Ridge
    •A proposal to build a new shopping center

  3. This is rich: George Boardman and “Nuke Brunswick” are having a conversation on George’s blog about “a field guide to the media,” sharing their “wisdom” with all of us. Small towns are a hoot.

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