The Union columnist George Boardman: “Through the Years”

The Union columnist George Boardman has a penchant for running unflattering photos of me on his blog without permission, so I thought I’d take the liberty of posting photos of George “through the years” — professional shots, no less — as his tenure as a paid weekly columnist for The Union rolls on. Not much has changed with his columnis, either, including this week’s boring/”get off the lawn” lecture that tackles cell phone towers and vaccinations. The columns keep repeating themselves every few weeks. Memo to Publisher Don Rogers: Is retaining an aging, declining audience a “business strategy”? (Photos: various photographers of The Union)
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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 “The Union columnist George Boardman: “Through the Years””

  1. Jeff, I love your articles. They are timely, informative and thought provoking. You do have a bone to pick with the Union, of course, and you miss no opportunity to let them know, but your comments to the publisher re George B. are right on. I don’t know what they are thinking…

  2. Look, the clowns are back!

    Barry Pruett says:
    September 5, 2016 at 7:54 am
    I can assure to you that Bruce is real. I known who he is for nearly 20 years. As far as Pelline? Yesterday’s lettuce my friends. Have a wonderful Labor Day!

    George Boardman says:
    September 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    I never said Levy didn’t exist–I just reported what some other people are saying. You would think an alleged former professional journalist would know how to separate the message from the messenger.

    As I wrote before, “Bored Georgeman” lied to his readers, suggesting Bruce was a sock puppet without bothering to also report that he was for real. As for Pruett, well, no comment.

  3. It’s the old Fox BS “Some people are saying…” It’s the old standby when you have nothing of substance to say and you wish to lie and put the onus of the lie on the unknown “other”. And it’s funny. I haven’t known anything about Barry Pruett until I saw his name on this site a couple years ago. I’m awed he knew about me for 20 years. I’m just a humble bookbinder/rare book restorer with a fairly acute BS detector.

    1. I have been looking for a rare book restorer and bookbinder.
      Scare as hen’s teeth these days.
      I have beautiful set of boys books from the twenties.
      All the pages are in beautiful mint condition, but the leather/gilt lettered covers are disintegrating.
      Bruce, how do I find the very best restorer there is for this project.
      This is a special job, as the 92 year-old original owner of the books is still with us and I would love him to be able to present the restored books to him, so he can present them to his artist grandson.

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