George Boardman: “All hat and no cattle”

(Credit: The Union)

Editor’s note: This is one of the most pathetic resumes I’ve read for a journalist who deems himself qualified to pass judgment on others’ professional achievements as The Union’s paid weekly columnist— whether it’s other journalists or elected officials. Small towns are a hoot!

“Boardman to cover business for The Union
The Union staff
March 22, 2004

“George Boardman, a veteran journalist and public-relations professional, has been named business reporter for The Union.

“In 2001 and 2002, Boardman served as assistant city editor for The Union. He previously served as a copy editor for the Independent Newspaper Group in the San Francisco Peninsula.

“His extensive resume also includes stints as business editor and city editor for the San Mateo Times in the early 1970s. He worked in public relations for a variety of businesses in the 1980s and worked as a public-relations writer and consultant through much of the 1990s.

“In recent months, he has contributed several free-lance articles for The Union.

“A San Francisco native, Boardman is married to Mimi Boardman, a co-owner of the Stonehouse Restaurant in Nevada City. They have one daughter in Portland, Ore.”

The article is here.

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.

4 thoughts on “George Boardman: “All hat and no cattle””

  1. What a hoot! Now The Union columnist Boardman is crapping on the new owners of the National Hotel on his blog (I doubt he’s even met them): “Jordan Fife, the new owner of the National Hotel, says he’s not a ‘carpetbagger.’ That may be true, but the outfit that Fife said is financing the $5 million facelift, Eastern Real Estate, is a Boston firm that still hasn’t issued a press release announcing the investment and probably needs Google Maps to find Nevada City.”

    I see it a little differently: We are lucky to have investors like Fife who are willing to invest $5 million in our run-down historic hotels. Some of Eastern Real Estate’s project include the Taj Boston (a wonderful landmark hotel on the edge of Boston Commons); we’ve stayed. They are not podunk, like the San Mateo Times, where George worked. Our town might have never been on Fife’s radar if he didn’t have some family ties here. We’re lucky to have this group!

      1. Newsflash! George Boardman says he ate a burger at The Oasis and then wonders if I did. Yes, George. Repeatedly. I also interviewed Steve Jobs, George. Repeatedly. And you? I wonder when it’s going to dawn on George that I am totally unimpressed with him or his “career.”

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