The Union columnist George Boardman gets it wrong (again)

Editors’ note: When will the lightbulb go off in The Union publisher Don Rogers or editor Brian Hamilton’s head about the incompetence of its paid weekly columnist George Boardman? Dump him! The latest example is here:

“The Union’s columnist George Boardman got it wrong (Dec. 12). For the record, Assembly member Brian Dahle worked hard to get solar power for Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. In fact, a quick archival search shows Dahle on the front page of The Union under the headline ‘Rescuing Malakoff’ (Oct. 13, 2013).  

“Advocating for our state parks has been a long-term, team effort with our allies in the State Legislator (Dahle, Gordon and Nielsen have proven that preserving our State Parks is a bipartisan effort), with the County (tirelessly spearheaded by Supervisor Hank Weston with full board and staff support), and with the community (SYRCL, SYRPA and so many others).

“Nevada County’s three state parks and their exceptional staff are part of what makes living here so special — so let’s celebrate our team’s dedication and accomplishments to keep them open now and forever.

“Caleb Dardick

“South Yuba River Citizens League”

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 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.

2 thoughts on “The Union columnist George Boardman gets it wrong (again)”

  1. This is the best Boardman can come up with in responding to this letter. Once again, he trying to worm out of it instead of simply saying “I’m sorry. I got it wrong”:

    Why, on earth, would any self-respecting newspaper want this idiot to be writing a column for it? And pay him no less. What are publisher Don Rogers and editor Brian Hamilton thinking to keep this columnist on board?

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