George Boardman “getting serious about his responsibility to the public”?

I laugh out loud when I read George Boardman’s column in The Union. This blog has repeatedly pointed to his errors, corrections, misjudgments and on and on — as have The Union readers and others.

His column ought to be renamed “Mr. Incompetence.”

So it makes me laugh when he stands on his podunk little soapbox to wag his finger at Facebook, Google and Twitter, as he did in his column this week.

George once crowed about selling his stocks before Trump was elected. (Since then the stock market —including “FANG,” short for Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google —has roared higher). You have to wonder if he’s a little bitter — or if this curmudgeon ever owned them.

Then Boardman wraps up his column throwing mudballs at the local GOP, who took him to task for being a simpleton. Boardman did the same with SYRCL. But he doesn’t address the meat of their concerns: That his comments were “incomplete and inflammatory” — a common criticism of Boardman’s columns.

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.

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