Small-town columnist clueless about “Ess Eff” media scene, Part II

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.

About 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.
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4 Responses to Small-town columnist clueless about “Ess Eff” media scene, Part II

  1. brucelevy says:

    It’s a mutual admiration snakepit. There’s no cure. Then again, they certainly deserve each other. It’s a conglomeration of the stupid, vapid, shallow, ignorant, narcissitic and unctious.

  2. brucelevy says:

    And a “Newspaper” that is deservedly circling the flushed toilet of irrelevancy.

  3. jeffpelline says:

    Meanwhile, there is a cool Facebook page called “Nevada County Children’s Trade and Resale” for parents to help other parents with their children’s “hand-me-downs.” Quality goods at a good price on a free internet platform. And there are no fat jokes on that page, either.

  4. jeffpelline says:

    Here’s a good example of George Boardman being unable to comprehend even the basics:
    “George BoardmanDecember 4, 2015 at 1:23 PM
    Todd: In case you missed it, Jeffy is also criticizing The Union for letting you subscribe to the paper. He has truly gone over the edge.”

    No, what Jeff pointed out is that it is embarrassing for The Union to have customers like Todd.

    Not to mention choosing George Boardman for a paid columnist. What a hoot!

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