Update: Boardman refuses to meet with Diaz to amend his “misinformed” reporting

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.

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 “Update: Boardman refuses to meet with Diaz to amend his “misinformed” reporting”

  1. Besides refusing to meet with Greg Diaz, because he doesn’t want to correct his false narrative, Boardman refuses to post my comment on his blog — one that addressed the topic at hand, no less.
    However, he allows childish comments like this one to stand — personal attacks from anonymous types.
    “fish says:
    January 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    Jeffie’s supposed to be in Hawaii watching whales.
    I have no comment regarding your last statement.”

    Go figure! A real insight into George’s lack of integrity.

  2. Now Boardman is backing off his animus toward Greg Diaz; noting they even had a “pleasant” conversation this week (on the phone), he wrote on his blog. Imagine that!
    Greg is a consummate professional. Boardman is not. For goodness sake, he didn’t even seek comment from Diaz before writing this, in exaggerated fashion: “This stumblin’, bumblin’ approach to elections has become standard operating procedure under the leadership of county Clerk-Recorder Gregory Diaz. People have become so conditioned to something going wrong they are surprised when there are no screw-ups.”
    Now Boardman tells us he even voted for Diaz — twice. ROFLOL.

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