Journalist suspended for thoughtless ambushMikey 6 comments
Last Sunday early morning 70-year-old James Walton shot and killed an intruder trying to break into his home, which is also his place of business. This might sound a little 'run of the mill' until you learn that this is the second time Walton has shot someone dead for breaking into his home in the past three weeks.
The police cleared Walton of any wrong doing, but it didn't stop a Fox 'news reporter' from ambushing the clearly shaken Walton. Rebecca Aguilar has since been suspended by Fox for her heartless ambush in which she confronted Walton with "Are you a trigger happy kind of person? Is that what what you wanted to do? Shoot to kill?"
Bearing in mind Aguilar knew the Police were satisfied with Walton's version of events that he had defended himself legally, ambushing a man who has been through life and death twice in three weeks is plain sad. Strangely, Aguilar was just days before named as one of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Broadcast Journalists of the Year.
I had hoped to link to the original Fox news story and (which were both available), but Fox has since seen fit to censor bury the story.
The only video footage I can find of the incident is here. Be wary, it's a poorly produced piece and the sound the video the play is nearly nonexistent. Turn up the volume and be ready to turn it down again when it cuts back to the show hosts.