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Eagle Tribune Hack Editor Says He Won’t Report On Allegations That Luke Noble Abused His Daughter Because He Can’t Verify That It’s Him In The Video  


Yesterday I published a blog about the silence from the Eagle Tribune in covering the allegations of Luke Noble’s verbal and sexual abuse of his daughter. It’s simply unforgivable that the local newspaper covering that area hasn’t reported that a man running for political office in North Andover, who has the endorsement and support of Governor Charlie Baker, could these sort of credible allegations out there about him. So I called out four people at the Eagle Tribune who I contacted on May 3 about this story and showed them the doctor’s deposition, in which he says that he believes the girl wasn’t lying about being sexually abused. I also showed them the video of Luke Noble verbally abusing his daughter. Again, here they are.

One of the Tribune employees I never heard back from was executive editor Dave Joyner.

However, turtle riders did contact him after the blog was written and at least one of them got a response from Joyner as to why they CHOSE to cover this up. You gotta read this.

This is what a cover up looks like. This is what lazy, irresponsible journalism looks like. Let’s look at some of the highlights from David Joyner’s email.

“Our interest has been in reporting facts, not hazy allegations with unclear context leveled by anonymous people.”

These aren’t hazy allegations. It’s the entire transcript of a deposition of Dr. Robert Orr, in which he specifically said that he believes the 5 year old girl was not lying when she told him that her father told her to put his penis in her mouth.

There is no “unclear context.” If there is, feel free to ask me and I can clear that up for you.

There are no “anonymous people” leveling these allegations. My name is Aidan Kearney. I am the publisher of TB Daily News and Turtleboy Sports, which has broken more news stories than the Eagle Tribune could ever dream of doing.

“We could not answer important questions that would both authenticate the video and fill in key context: When and where was the video recorded? Who recorded it and why? Who else was in the car? Who released it most recently and why?”

What have you done to have these questions answered? I pulled court documents and spoke to attorneys involved in the case. You clearly did nothing.

The video was recorded inside a car six years ago while Luke was driving. His daughter was three at the time. He admitted all of this in an interview with the North Andover Citizen, which also has remained silent on the sexual abuse allegations.

It was recorded by his ex-wife, whose name is listed in the court documents.

She recorded it because she clearly wanted to document the sort of danger this man represents to children.

What does it matter who released it and why? How does that change any of the things you witnessed in that video?

“We could not find that Noble was ever charged criminally.”

Yes, this is where you as the reporter are supposed to ask, “why?” Then you follow up with the police, reach out to the ex-wife, reach out to Luke Noble, and reach out to the ex-wife’s attorney. You clearly did none of these things.

“We’ve not reviewed the entire divorce file.”

Why not? It’s all public record. I’ve also published several damning parts of it, including where he was found in contempt of court after he attempted to terminate his daughter’s relationship with the pediatrician and therapist who the child told about the alleged sexual abuse.


“My understanding is that it is impounded.”

Your understanding is wrong. Just call up the courthouse like I did. Takes two seconds. He did try to have it impounded after the blog was published, but he failed. Try actually doing your job.

“If you have relevant, verifiable information on Noble please feel free to share.”

Translation – Turtleboy is not relevant or reliable.

I once again call on turtle riders to flood the emails for Karen Andreas, Jim Falzeon, Dave Joyner, and Tracey Rauh. Be respectful and demand that they do their job. No more cover ups.,,,



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31 Comment(s)
  • Silencio Dogood
    May 23, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    i bet a reporter could verify it is Noble in the video. i wonder if they know any.

  • I ain’t Wally
    May 23, 2020 at 4:17 am

    There is still a lot that Executive Editor (205) David needs to answer (948) and it is best to contact (7268) him directly if you don’t get a response to your email.

  • Silencio Dogood
    May 22, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    they must have had this thing pre-written to excuse their empty souls of cowardice. members on local Face groups should be pushing the video link, the transcripts and how these criminally gutless are covering for Noble.

  • EagleTribJones
    May 22, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    “reporting facts, not hazy allegations with unclear context leveled by anonymous people.”

    Yet Joyner published ANONYMOUS and very HAZY allegations about Andover’s hockey coach and never called the Superintendent to task when it was proven to be a sham. In fact, Joyner supported the Superintendent (who he goes to temple with) when he moved on to attack another coach a couple months later.

  • Guinea Geisha
    May 22, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    “What an asshole” can be either a vague insult or a really specific compliment.

    This isn’t one of those really specific compliments Dave.

  • Darkhorse strolling in
    May 22, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I can’t wait for Orlando and Noble to have a field day with you in court. Bittersweet justice for all. One of these days your cockiness will succumb you. One can only play the same hand so many times before they flop. Your winning streak is coming to an end mathematically speaking of trends and numbers. I, for one can not wait til your chips fall and your cup runs dry. Only a matter of time. So get all your 35 fake accounts to down thumb this comment. You are a freaking moron! A weak, pathetic moron at that.

    • al capoon
      May 22, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Hey Darkhorse Dumbass, please research the the proper use of the word ‘Succumb’. Nice try though. Love, Al

    • Who Flung Cum
      May 22, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      Darkhorse Strolling In = Does Anal

    • Guess The Ratchet
      May 22, 2020 at 9:29 pm

      I have an idea, let’s play “Guess The Ratchet”. Darkhorse is clearly one of the ratchets that TB has blogged about, and is probably one of the idiots who sued him and lost (like so many others). Does anyone have a guess?

      • Ayanna’s Bald Dome
        May 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        My money’s on Bristol

    • EagleTribJones
      May 22, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      Embarrassing use of the word succumb there.

  • Ozzy
    May 22, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Doesn’t matter. Noble Is running in Massachusetts. The people elected a Senator numerous times that may have drove drunk and drowned a young woman. Accountability will never happen. This guy definitely needs some sort of justice done though.

  • You guess
    May 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I would like to put something into his mouth !

  • "Journalists" of 2020
    May 22, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    We aren’t in the business of truth telling. We are in the business of sensationalizing, fantasy land, and lies. Get on board or you are racist.

    • Luke Fondleberg (Deez/Doze)
      Luke Fondleberg
      May 27, 2020 at 12:07 am

      You left out “Orange Man Bad!” Feel free to blame the COVID.


  • Poops Magee
    May 22, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    A pic of Charlie Baker and I’m on hour three of diarrhea FILLING MY DIAPER! He makes me so mad!

  • randiguy2006
    May 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    “Translation – Turtleboy is not relevant or reliable.”

    Finally, you’re understanding. You are an unemployed fired teacher who blogs from his basement using words like “crotchfruit.” Remember when you told us all the guy at the railroad tracks in Springfield was DEFINITELY guilty of murder? Or when you attack young female former students then delete the whole thing the next day like it never happened? Etc., etc…

    Thats what makes you irrelevant and unreliable. If you want to be taken seriously. Act serious. Don’t be a clown show bro.

    • You are TB's Bitch
      May 22, 2020 at 9:33 pm

      Yes, he’s so irrelevant that your time is consumed reading his blog! Do you even realize how much space he owns in your head?

    • EagleTribJones
      May 22, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      The fact that you can remember his alleged mistakes disproves your point. I can’t remember all the mistakes the Eagle Tribune has made this week.

  • Love the hysterical tone!
    May 22, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Yeah man it’s probably an intentional coverup. You don’t sound like a lunatic at all.

    • randiguy2006
      May 22, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      Im sure calling the Editor a hack will help the cause.

      • Heh
        May 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm

        How much do you wanna bet the conversation went like this?

        AK: Dear Eagle-Tribune, You are the best and greatest paper ever. Would you like to partner with me on this very disturbing story?

        ET: Dear Turtleboy, Thank you for your interest. However we do not think we can corroborate this to enough degree that we would be comfortable running it at this time.


        • You are TB's Bitch Too
          May 22, 2020 at 9:36 pm

          Hi “Heh”! Which of TB’s blogs were you featured in? Please, just move on with your life.

  • Dave Joyner
    May 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    LALALALALALA!!! I’m not listening to you!!!!

  • Former Ink Stained Wretch
    May 22, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    In the 1980s, while you were still fingering Mary Jane Rottencrotch over her pretty pink panties, the L E-T broke the Willie Horton / prison furlough story, which not only won them a Pulitzer, but did most of the heavy lifting in preventing a Mike Dukakis presidency.

    Russ Conway ran a series about the NHL covering up corruption in the NHLPA, destroying Alan Eagleson in the process.

    They won another Pulitzer in 2003 for a series on drowning deaths in the Merrimack.

    Your blog is good, man, but you don’t have to build yourself up by tearing others down, and there are few things more repulsive than tooting your own horn so loudly. Downvote away, but your product really suffers when you have a silly chip on your shoulder. Save it for Bristol.

    • Obviously
      May 22, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      I mean he tacitly admits that he’s shit compared to them by begging & bullying them to pick up this story and credit him. If he was really so much bigger, better, and more important, why would he give a fuck?

      • randiguy2006
        May 22, 2020 at 1:58 pm


    • Haverhill Landlord
      Haverhill Landlord
      May 22, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      That was when the Eagle Tribune was under different management, when Irving Rogers owned the place. Under the current owners the Lawrence Eagle Tribune is the Merrimack Valley’s equivalent of USA Today. It only wins a Poo-litzer prize when someone lays it on the floor while housebreaking a new puppy.

      It’s sad to see a once-great newspaper spiral downhill to the point where the Valley Patriot (the fucking *Valley Patriot*) and Rumbo News (fucking *Rumbo News*) are viable competition for ad space.

    • EagleTribJones
      May 22, 2020 at 9:39 pm

      I remember that Eagle Tribune, too. Sadly it’s gone, other than the Sports Dept.

  • Ben Bradlee
    May 22, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    If I could make a presentation to each news organizations about what to do when turtle boy comes calling. On second thought have it be a business like what they do with the racial education crap I can charge them a lot of money walk in there look at them dead in the eye and tell them just be honest .. get the check and split … that’s all they have to do is be honest
    they don’t care about the truth the only care about the bottom line. Money People that read these newspapers want to believe everything the “reporters” are writing
    that’s what they want to think is it this Luke shithead guy is a good guy because the newspaper already made that decision and they are not gonna go back on that.

  • Michael Collings
    May 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    I got the same response. We’ll see what happens when I show up there as I am 10 minutes away.

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