What would The Union do without this blog?

Without this blog, The Union’s weekly columnist “Bored Georgeman” wouldn’t have a column this week.

Weeks later, “Bored” follows up on this scoop about a homeless center (which serves lunches to people in need) next to the Nevada County Economic Resource Council’s new headquarters and ballyhooed Digital Media Campus — more or less parroting the irony I mentioned, with his own dig at “San Francisco values.”

In the column Bored throws this blog a bone, writing: ” (This juxtaposition was first pointed out by local blogger Jeff Pelline, a loyal reader of this column.)”

But as most newspapers do nowadays, he should have stated the name of the blog, Sierra Foothills Report, and provided a hyperlink to the outfit that gave him the idea. Oh, and this story should have been on the news pages too. I call this “damning with faint praise.”


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.

11 thoughts on “What would The Union do without this blog?”

  1. Seriously? You’re going pick on a satire rag? We own your ass. Bring it on. We have no ethics or standards. The Union doesn’t hit back. We do. Lots of Love (LOL)

  2. As someone pithily stated on one of these blogs–I don’t know which one since there are so many blogs, satire sites, faux campaign sites, Facebook pages, and nom de guerre–we have entered a stage where Moore’s Law, Goodwin’s Law and Warhol’s Law have merged to mean that the number of people who can be Hitler on-line for 15 minutes doubles every two years.

    I think we could add Greener’s Law to that to state: never pick a fight with the person who can be Hitler on-line for 15 minutes if they get 250,000 uniques a month and go by “anonymous.”

    1. Well “anonymous” is certainly the MO of the “NC Pooper.” “Scooper: Sometimes Humor,” sums that site up well on NCVoices.US

      I’ve seen it all in western Nevada County CA — from Todd and Fran to the “Bradley Jackson” about face and The Union’s typos to the global warming deniers like Russ and Gregory and “Dr.” Rebane. You don’t need satire around here. It’s all real!

  3. By the way have you noticed that if we did not poke the Village Idiot over at Dragons Breath[e] he would have nothing original to say? It is kind of remarkable to me that he can’t even come up with a unique insult, he turns ours around like the fat boy in Pee Wee’s big adventure. It is a joke man–the people are a joke–they are irrelevant.

  4. A little musical interlude:

    “Idiot wind blowing every time your move your mouth
    Blowing down the backroads heading south
    Idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth
    You’re an idiot babe
    It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe.”

    Note ‘breathe’ is spelled correctly by Dylan.

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