Social media is more believable than The Union columnist George Boardman

You can’t make this stuff up!  “Much of the reporting about crime on Facebook and other outlets is rumor, half-truths, innuendo and a failure to put any of the ‘facts’ in proper context,” writes The Union’s weekly columnist George Boardman.

“You can get a real education reading about crimes on Facebook and in blog posts, and then comparing that with the police report in the next edition of The Union.   Unfortunately, too many people get their news from just Facebook.”

You also can get a real “uneducation” reading George’s bull. One shining example: “What office is Hodge seeking? How about GV Council?”

No, you fool. As a wide number of people have written, from me to Don Bessee, Hodge is running for Supervisor, not GV Council.

When is The Union going to dump Boardman’s column for something more engaging (and accurate)? What’s up with that, Publisher Don Rogers?

About 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.
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2 Responses to Social media is more believable than The Union columnist George Boardman

  1. jeffpelline says:

    Facebook’s market cap is $500 billion (with a “b”) as of this morning, and the stock market has gone up since Team Trump was elected (one of the few “positives.”). And what did Boardman do? He lashes out at Facebook and sold a bunch of stock before the election, he announced. It’s like the flat-earth society, and it passes as “thought leadership” in our local newspaper. ROFLOL.

  2. Steve Willer says:

    On Nov 3rd 2016 FB was $120.00 a share
    Today it is $168.90 and that is down a few bucks from Thursday’s high of $175.
    Brilliant move selling before the election George.
    Today the Union had a piece with asking the “people on the street” about local crime. As I commented, why not try and go ask people in neighborhoods about crime. You know, knock on doors and talk with folks. And make sure to come up here to Cypress Hill area and talk with my neighbors on Lidster Ave. We will give you an earful.

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