March 28, 2016 Colleyville, Texas
On Monday, March 28, 2016, Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
First we will not post without a first and last name on LNO any longer. Further, we will not post simply an insult without any documentation that there is any information in the article referenced that is wrong.
As a defender of Mr. Merrick, you are welcome to offer a responding comment why this is the case along with your first and last name, a telephone number to verify.
Otherwise the multiple indictments that are already in place, as well as, the police reports in LNO possession , along with the fact that Dwyer’s arrest was verified and checked; makes one have to speculate, where in YOUR information and/or where is the bias?
In response, LNO has done it’s own research and spoken to many of the individuals that have been impacted by Mr. Merrick in regards to the numerous indictments he is facing from two counties. In regards to the latest report on Merrick. LNO has seen the Police Reports and has copies in our possession. In addition, LNO attempted to contact Daniel Dwyer, the other individual listed in the Denver Police Report, however he would not return calls or emails. Finally, LNO did the research on Mr. Dwyer only to find he had been arrested for possession of cocaine only a short few months after returning from the Colorado trip.
This is not the first time “Mason” has written LNO with an attack email about the coverage of Merrick. note the Letter to the Editor on June 29, 2015 accusing LNO of being the “voice of the Grapevine Police.”
It should be noted in the LNO article being referred in Dougherty’s email, immediately above.,that the initial Letter to the Editor, was written the DAY AFTER Daniel Dwyer, Volleyball Coach that accompanied Merrick in the February 2015 trip, was arrested, in Dallas, for Possession of Cocaine on June 28, 2015. His resume also says the is a teacher at a Dallas Middle School.
Therefore, if the young Mason has factual, documented evidence to refute any of the information posted by LNO, simply send it over and we will give it equal coverage. Also, I am sure many police departments would like to interview you about your extensive personal knowledge of events involving Mr. Merrick.
Concerning my journalistic credentials, I worked in radio broadcasting and in the TV News Department of an ABC affiliate, long before you were born, I am sure. I have published hard copies newspapers, as well as, 16 years of LNO. Prior to entering college, I interned at the most popular local radio station, followed by attending Broadcast Journalism School where the faculty included John Cameron Swazye, America’s first evening Television News Anchor (as well as the famous Timex Spokesman), and Robert St. John, a globetrotting journalist who was on the scene or on the air for most of the 20th century’s major news events — mobster Al Capone’s grip on Chicago, the Nazi onslaught through the Balkans, the London Blitz, D-day, the end of World War II and Israeli independence; who died in 2003 at 100 years old. In fact, I paid for most of my college by working full time in broadcasting.
So I am not sure where you learned your intuitive journalistic skills, but you will have to have some documented facts, to go along with your claims; otherwise, just keep reading LNO.
Nelson Thibodeaux, Editor