Jeff “Podunk” Pelline just loves to find reasons for criticizing The Union, even stooping to making selective use of the facts if that’s what it takes to get in a cheap shot.
Jeffie’s latest tantrum involves an item in the “Hits & Misses” feature The Union runs every Thursday. One of the “misses” this week was aimed at “insurance companies dropping home insurance policies–or no longer writing them–in Nevada County.”
Under the headline “The Union shows it is clueless about the home insurance business,” Podunk writes on his blog that “The Union is way behind in it’s reporting, as usual. This has been an ongoing problem–long before the recent fires. You wonder about The Union’s sourcing and experience.”
What Podunk didn’t bother to tell his readers is that the paper’s criticism was prompted by a page one story in the same edition reporting that insurance companies have declared a moratorium on policies for houses being sold in Nevada County in the wake of the Lobo and McCourtney fires, a disturbing new development in the local market.
Of course, now that most people get their news from Facebook and other online sources of accurate information, it’s unlikely Podunk’s regular readers saw the story in The Union. That’s what Jeffie’s banking on–ignorance.