Fact checking The Union’s Boardman’s column uncovers more errors

The Union’s weekly columnist George Boardman writes in his column this week: “That prompted Google’s president to cut short a family vacation in Africa and return to the Golden State to fire Damore. Political correctness apparently trumped a free and open exchange of ideas.”

Huh? Here’s what Google’s CEO, not president, actually wrote: “I have been on work related travel in Africa and Europe the past couple of weeks and had just started my family vacation here (in California) this week. I have decided to return tomorrow as clearly there’s a lot more to discuss as a group—including how we create a more inclusive environment for all.”

The Union. Podunk. George Boardman. Podunk.

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 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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