Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, western Nevada County’s foremost media critic, takes great delight in pointing out errors made by others in the media and on blogs.
His glee is almost palpable when he uncovers a mistake, but holding himself to the standards he establishes for everybody else is another issue. When Liz Kellar, a reporter for The Union, called him out a couple of years ago for consistently misspelling her last name, Podunk lamely replied that it occurred on his personal blog, presumably giving him a pass.
When somebody calls him on an error on his blog, he quickly corrects it without owning up to the mistake. One exception was when he managed to misspell the name of then Grass Valley council member Jason Fouyer in a headline. He couldn’t dodge that one.
So let’s see what he has to say about this little gem from the alleged ex-professional journalist in a Dec. 24, 2018, post entitled “Great grandpa’s letter on Park Record newspaper letterhead, c 1912,” in which we are informed that W.A. Raddon “had six daughters with his wife Chloe, all girls.” Good to know, Jeffie.
Let’s see how long it takes Podunk to correct it, and if he acknowledges the error. I’m posting this at 2:15 p.m. Monday.