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Friday, August 6, 2010

Shame on you The Union isn't enough

Woke up this morning, got a cuppa java, and sat down to read the Union. Checking the "lost" column I reeled. Here is the ad "Lost dog, black pitbull terrier on Greenhorn Rd, answers to the name of "dirtyni**er" call 530-270-1050. missing since 8/2". Now folks, I have put the ** where there were two g's. Got it?
Question: what sort of animal names their animal that?
Question: who is asleep at the wheel at the Union that allowed that to be published?
Question: how many people are now looking for the owner and dog to give them a piece of their mind?
Question: is this a "prank" from the mind of someone with a really bad sense of humor?
Question: does the Union have editors and proofreaders?

I called Publisher Jeff Ackerman for an explanation (at 11:30 am). He had no knowledge of the ad and has to "research" how this happened. I asked if the Union would apologize. He said "I don't think there is a need for that." My opinion is that no responsible paper would print this ad. At the very least he owes subscribers an apology. Way to make Nevada County look like rampant rednecks Jeff.
How do you feel about this? Call Jeff at the Union, 273-9561.


  1. Shameful! The Union in the past few years has gone to crap, and the fact that they won't publish and apology is even worse!

  2. Sadly, this "paper" has suffered since Ackerman took over. I canceled my subscription years ago after reading his insulting opinions. I then canceled my membership with the NC chamber of commerce when he became 'president'. I finally understand why Jeff Pelline obsesses about this jerk.

  3. It's been pretty obvious for a long time that The Union has no proof readers, and if there is an editor there, the editor does not bother to edit.

  4. I have other friends who've cancelled their subscriptions due to editing errors at The Union. I agree with the action you took totally, Denise! I'll call (although I didn't see the ad; I'm glad you did and caught it). Sometimes an apology just makes it worse because it draws attention to the negative thinking of the imbecile who wrote it.

  5. FYI, even though Ackerman thought it wasn't a big deal, others did not agree...KCRA ran a 3 minute piece on it in tonight's evening news. Apparently, it was a "prank" (some prank...sheesh) and the fellow who owned the phone # knew nothing about it until the nasty calls & voicemails started rolling in the next day!