Why YubaNet is a genuine news source and The Union columnist Boardman is drivel

Last month we wrote about The Union columnist George Boardman’s uncalled for attack on YubaNet. Boardman claimed that YubaNet is “smoke and mirrors” when it comes to being a “genuine news source.” Sure, “Bored Georgeman.” Whatever you say.

Now just weeks later, we are again reminded how useless Boardman’s contributions are compared with YubaNet.

On Monday, August 8 from 6-8 p.m., KVMR and YubaNet are hosting a community conversation about the state of emergency in the Yuba canyon. “Join us at the Nevada Theatre and participate in the dialogue,” YubaNet writes. More details are here.

Meanwhile, here’s the image that’s  been posted at the top of Boardman’s blog for days. Did he need to show this photo and caption “Melania Trump displaying her assets in a men’s magazine” to make his point? Todd Juvinall wrote in the comments section: “Maybe they like it? You like it right? And maybe if they don’t they forgive it? You libs crack me up. Always judging the social conservatives. My goodness.”


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.

4 thoughts on “Why YubaNet is a genuine news source and The Union columnist Boardman is drivel”

  1. My golly, you boys are awfully quiet!
    May we venture to observe that Mr. B is a pundit, not a reporter, and that sex sells.
    I think that’s what he does for the Union.
    But, aside from its outstanding fire lookout, YN is not perfect either and if it weren’t for all those links, it would be kinda skinny.
    Just sayin’, being fair, good vibes.

  2. pun·dit
    an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public.

    I have yet to discover “Bored Georgeman’s” expertise.

    Thanks to YubaNet for helping to organize this townhall meeting on fire danger. Where George lives, the Higgins Fire Protection District last year failed for the third time in as many years to secure a tax increase. Headinthesand.com.

  3. With insurance coverage being a topic of conversation every fire season*, I wonder how Higgins Fire District residents are dealing with fire insurance rates? Can you even get fire insurance if your village wont pay for its own fire department?
    (*except in the local paper)

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