Editor’s note: The Union’s weekly columnist “Bored Georgeman” (AKA George Boardman) took a cheap shot at YubaNet earlier this month: “What passes for news at the web site is basically press releases and opinion pieces picked up from other sources.” I posted his drivel on Facebook, and locals roundly attacked his words. Here’s another example of YubaNet’s superior reporting. Exit question: When will The Union’s publisher wise up and dump Boardman’s column? He’s a true village idiot and a journalism hack.
The background: Pro-marijuana advocates packed Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting to protest a new plan by supervisors to allow restricted outdoor marijuana farming, mostly on large parcels, as the Sacramento Bee reported this morning. The proposed interim county ordinance would maintain a ban on indoor and outdoor cannabis, growing on all residential properties under 5 acres, and impose requirements restricting the location and scale of gardens on larger properties.
The meeting lasted until past 7 p.m. YubaNet and The Union were reporting in “real time,” and NCTV was streaming the meeting “live.”
When the dust settled, YubaNet was the first to post the news at 7:07 p.m.:
And NCTV, for some unexplainable reason, cut off the broadcast of the Supes meeting at 6:45 p.m. before the vote and posted this screenshot of the Grass Valley City Council Meeting instead. That’s like interrupting a sports game before the final outcome. Podunk.