Last week, I pointed out that The Union columnist George Boardman was clueless about the “Ess Eff” media scene, unaware that CNBC recently opened a studio at the One Market Street building, with views of the Bay Bridge.
It helped explain George’s observation in his column that views of the Bay Bridge began showing up on the cable networks. Duh. (He had written: “When the cable news networks interview somebody live in their San Francisco studios, they typically use a background picture of the Golden Gate Bridge or the Transamerica Pyramid. Lately, some of them have been giving some love to the Bay Bridge.”)
Now Boardman writes: “Heck, even ‘Face the Nation’ showed a background picture of the Bay Bridge when it interviewed Dianne Feinstein Sunday.”
I guess George also doesn’t realize that CBS, which produces “Face the Nation,” has a television studio on Battery St. on the Embarcadero, with views of the Bay Bridge. CBS also owns CNET, whose studio has views of the Bay Bridge.
Instead of learning something, George resorts to another “fat joke,” writing: “He can relieve some of that stress in Japan by taking up sumo wrestling. At least he won’t have to bulk up.”
And Boardman is The Union’s choice for a weekly columnist. Go figure.