I’m starting to feel bad for Jack O’Dwyer; in an effort to support the narrative he’s trying to sell that PRSA is undemocratic (APR Fans Rout Unbelievers at Assembly), he published his first story about the PRSA 2010 assembly flash mob (Delegates Recognize Our Reporting) without doing enough research …and now he looks bad. Rather than admit his misunderstanding, he’s instead opted to believe there’s a massive conspiracy to silence me. Here’s an excerpt from an email he sent:
“As for Derek DeVries’s explanation of the pen presentations, he now calls himself a “goofball” as well as the others who gave me pens. I would like to talk to them. They may not agree.
This is only one person’s opinion. Somebody must have put a lot of pressure on him. He says this was arranged by “a bunch of goofballs.” Is that who is in the Assembly? Then he says PRSA had nothing to do with it. No one said this was an official action of the board.”
To that end, he’s been attempting to intimidate me via email and voicemail to admit to the nonexistent conspiracy – and now he’s published a blog post all about me (We’re Nutty and Inaccurate, Says Delegate).
In the interest of letting people judge for themselves what’s up, I present the bizarre, rambling voicemails O’Dwyer has left me:
I wonder if O’Dwyer realizes that becoming a target of his blog is probably the best career move I’ve ever lucked into…?