County-clerk recorder Greg Diaz wrote this about The Union columnist George Boardman’s blog entry from earlier this week: “After reading Mr. Boardman’s blog, I called Mr. Boardman to invite him to my office to discuss his blog entry. I left a message as no one answered the phone. I hope he comes in to discuss with me.”
Diaz —now in his third term as Clerk-Recorder — added that Boardman’s post was “at best misinformed.”
But Boardman is refusing to meet with Diaz; instead he is hiding behind a statement — a tactic more common of a public relations person (AKA “flak”) than a real journalist. Of course, Boardman has a career in p.r. The ex-p.r. man wrote:
“Diaz left me a voice mail Friday that I didn’t pick up until about 7:30 p.m. and I have to be out of the house early Monday, so I’m posting my response now: https://ncroadkill.com/2019/01/26/heres-my-response-to-diazs-claim-of-misinformation/ (AKA I can’t meet with him).
Boardman also declined to post the comment I left on his blog that was stuck in moderation.