Thanks for your message. We are glad to hear from you, as you are very hard to reach. As you mentioned one of our reporters called you a couple weeks ago between the two incidents involving you and Commissioner Berger, and this is the first we have heard back. I asked Scott Pickey, and he said he did not know of a voicemail from you, but he will check again in case he missed it. If so that is unfortunate, as we definitely would have liked to get your side of the story and any clarification. That's why we've tried to talk with you several times in the past. I think the last time anyone at our station was able to reach you was after Mr. Berger's arrest in June. At the time you said you were not ready to talk, but would let us know if you changed your mind. You then spent the next several days telling anyone who would listen that it was our fault and WPD's for Mr. Berger's problems that week.
As far as clarifying our coverage of the incident two Fridays ago, if you look back at our story you'll see that we only reported that police met you and Mr. Berger at your home after a meeting became heated, that no one was arrested and that the officers said they had explained the protective order process and you declined. I believe those other details you mentioned were in a story by another news outlet in town. We learned Thursday, of course, that you eventually did file a protective order. Sorry if we missed your call with that info earlier, though I must say I would be surprised you would call with information you had not shared publicly otherwise given your reluctance to talk with us in the past and the disparaging comments you've made publicly about us.
Nevertheless we are always interested in the truth, and we would love to talk with you. We will extend to you the same offer we've made several times to Mr. Berger: you name the time and place and we'll be there, or join us live in studio if you are concerned about the editing process. I think that is more than fair. I'm sure you have plenty to say, especially since Mr. Berger has made various claims about you in public, specifically about your mental health, that you clearly dispute.
If you would like to talk further, please call our newsroom at (910) 763-0979 and ask for me or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ball is in your court.
News Content Manager
WWAY NewsChannel 3
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