Category Archives: Media

Don’t let the stars get in your eyes

I generally don’t comment on the work of my ¬†fellow columnists at The Union–heck, we get enough comments from the readers–but I can’t resist replying to Hilary Hodge’s column in today’s edition about the California Democratic Party convention. Hodge, a … Continue reading

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Wonders will never cease

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, who has had nothing nice to say about The Union since management showed him the door several years ago, actually gave the newspaper credit for beating YubaNet with the story that ex-Supervisor Terry Lamphier’s no-contest plea to … Continue reading

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No rebuttal necessary

The following letter appeared in today’s edition of The Union: In reading George Boardman’s column, he equates “safe space” to mean “idea-free zones staffed by thought police…where the enemy is…a thought that deviates from progressive.” Wow. George, it has been … Continue reading

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Michael Flynn: The spy who’s back out in the cold

Well, there is at least one thing Barack Obama and Donald Trump agree on: Michael Flynn is unfit for government service. Obama came to that conclusion when he fired Flynn from the top job at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. … Continue reading

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Keep my mouth shut? Maybe after I stop laughing

Top Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon unloaded on the media recently, suggesting it was “humiliated” by the outcome of the election and is the “opposition party” to the Trump administration. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its … Continue reading

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Journalism that stands apart in The Union

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline’s animus toward The Union is well-known in these parts–hell, he’s been obsessing about the place ever since they cut him loose several years ago. But his hatred of the paper can make him look like a fool, … Continue reading

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Trump vs. the media: Now the real fun begins

When it was revealed that President Richard Nixon kept an enemies list, Washington reporters who made the list gained a little bit more prestige and gravitas among their peers because they were thought to be tough on the president. Reporters … Continue reading

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