The facts they are a changin’

Just the facts

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, the self-styled ethical compass of the foothills, likes to keep reminding us about his high-minded departure from his position as editor of The Union. The problem here is that the facts keep changing.

Pelline first wrote a couple of years ago that he turned down a severance offer of $40,000 when he left the paper so that he would be free to speak his mind. That story changed in December, when he wrote that he received $60,000 in severance.

He writes again this week that he turned down $40,000. Does that mean he can  be bought for $60,000, but not $40,000? What’s the truth, Jeffie? Don’t expect to get it from a man who would rather fast for 72 hours than admit he screwed up.

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3 Responses to The facts they are a changin’

  1. Nevada City’s town grump may be in Merry Old England, but that doesn’t mean he can’t find time to take a shot at The Union, once again criticizing it for having a paywall. That wasn’t the tune he was singing in 2009: “I’ve advocated (paywalls) for a long time, for papers ranging from The Chronicle to The Union.”

    The facts they are a changin’

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      He is said to ask for payments before he does a news story in his magazine. Is that true?

      Also, my blog is blocked on some train he rode in England. Just like Michael Savage I guess.

    • It’s more like the following: If you buy an ad, I’ll do a story. The policy is most obvious in the so-called restaurant guide, where the listings vary from issue-to-issue depending on who buys a new ad and who drops out.

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