The Union’s grudge against Facebook (continued)

“The internet is changing the way we communicate.” As reported on this blog regularly, the internet has opened up new channels of communications in our towns.

It is a direct threat to The Union and its paid columnist George Boardman, who never misses a change to bash Facebook — no doubt to keep in his bosses’ good graces.

This time Boardman bashed Facebook for spreading rumors about an incident at Nevada Union High School.

As usual, he had a major error of omission. The school principal’s note to clear the air also was posted on Facebook. That’s where I read it! Boardman should be more concerned with correcting his own errors.

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.

2 thoughts on “The Union’s grudge against Facebook (continued)”

  1. I laughed out loud when I read this statement from the sanctimonious “Bored Georgeman” on his blog: “While they aren’t perfect, traditional media have a gatekeeper process that tests the facts in stories before they are published or broadcast. Nobody’s challenging the BS that’s a regular feature of social media.”

    Here’s a educational exercise: Just type “George Boardman” and “corrections” into Google, and you’ll see what I mean. George, you’re no gatekeeper! ROFLOL.

  2. Boardman also wrote: “Now Pelline is pointing out that NU’s principal posted her statement on Facebook, …” No, George. It was posted by a parent. As anyone can see, the name of the poster — Kimala — and the name of the principal — Kelly — are different. What an idiot!

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