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Reporting the issues can be tough call

Nick Todaro

Nick Todaro, nick@ennisdailynews.com

For about an hour before the paper hit the press Friday morning, Tre Bischof and I were heavily weighing an important decision.

Some days are like that: The publisher and the editor work hand-in-glove to tackle a tough news story or the consideration of an important issue when they arise. Friday was one of those kinds of news days.

Words have an incredible power, and the detailed descriptions of Sharon and Buddy Anderson’s alleged crimes available in the criminal complaints filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office were true to that power.

The Anderson case has given the two of us a lot to confer on in that respect since it began in February. To be clear, we had scant questions about the legal right bestowed upon us by the wonders of our nation’s Constitution to publish the information we chose to publish. Our debate centered on whether or not we should.

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