Just a Little Fact Checking

Russ Steele

In dissecting my report on Jeff Ackerman’s presentation at the Tea Party Patriot Luncheon our local lefty blogger made some claims in a post Yubanet vs. The Union

 Here’s the stark contrast between The Union and its competition such as Yubanet.com.

. . . The competition scoops The Union regularly and its readership is growing . . . 

What?  It may scoop The Union, but the Yubanet.com readership is virtually flat,  it is not growing.

Here is long term view from Alexa, a web use tracking service.

 Here is a shorter term view from Quantcast,  another web use tracking service:

Now I ask you, do you think the Yubanet.com readership is growing, as claimed by our local lefty blogger?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

7 Responses to Just a Little Fact Checking

  1. Barry Pruett says:

    No worries Russ. Nobody is listening to Pelline. He only gets 5,000 hits a month.

  2. Barry, That many hits? Well, he is a lamestream journalist and we know they are not trustworthy don’t we?

  3. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    He forgot to hide the decline – throw a channel on it

  4. Greg Goodknight says:

    Jeff Pelline is a liar, pure and simple. He makes stuff up and passes it off as truth, an embarrassment to journalism.

  5. Greg Goodknight says:

    No comments at all? What a shame.

    Jeff invented, out of whole cloth, a claim I threw a tantrum at a local parade, and then sent me an email that he’d apologize for it if I’d only retract a claim that he was “universally despised” by colleagues at The Union. However, I have been told by multiple believable sources that was the case, and I refused. So Pelline kept his slander on the record.

    He’s a liar who is still embarrassed enough about his BA in Rhetoric that he can’t bring himself to mention it in his bios.

    • Greg, he won’t apologize because it is not in his nature. His incessant childish posts against his old boss and the paper allow us all to see his infantile side. Don’t hold your breath.

  6. Greg Goodknight says:

    Jeff chased me off his blog after the likes of Frisch and M. Anderson sided with me and against Pelline on something Jeffie thought important. One thing the FUE can’t stand is losing arguments in his own sandbox.

    The funny think is that it might have once been that he wasn’t *universally* despised at The Union, despite my contacts thinking so. However, after all his failed attempts at burying the place, I doubt there is anyone there now who would be caught dead saying anything nice about him.

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