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.