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Dallas Reporter Ambushes Crime Victim and Accuses Him Of Being Trigger Happy

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Bartholomew Roberts, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Recently, a local small business owner in Dallas was in the news after having shot three men and killing two in less than two weeks. In both separate incidents (one involving two men), James Walton was in his home (which is also his business - a machine shop in a rough part of town) when men broke into the place. Mr. Walton has called police over 40 times regarding previous burglaries and requesting assistance. You can read more about this incident at the THR thread here:

    As a result of this incident, local Fox4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar did an "ambush interview" of this weeping elderly veteran outside of a local Academy Sports where she essentially accuses him of murder. Fox4 received so many complaints about the video link that they took it down; but you can still see it for yourself here:

    An example of some of the questions she asked as she blocked this elderly man's car and ambushed him:

    "Are you just a trigger happy guy that likes to kill?"
    "Why did you kill these 2 people?"

    If you find Ms. Aguilar's conduct as despicable as I did, I encourage you to write the local Fox4 affiliate and complain about this interview:

    Here is the Fox4 phone number if calling is more convenient for you:

    You may also wish to contact Fox News nationally and let them know what has happened:

    Finally, I would also encourage you to contact any advertisers for Fox4.

    Here is an AR15.com discussion of the effort to demand an on-air apology from Rebecca Aguilar.

    So far the only commitment from Fox4 has been to air a special "Viewer's Voice" in response from the outpouring of anger over the interview.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2007
  2. fletcher

    fletcher Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable. Letter sent.
  3. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    Shame on her. The guy breaks NO laws defends himself and his property and get's characterized as trigger happy. She should be repremanded and made to write the Texas Castle Doctrine 100 times on the blackboard.
  4. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Well-Known Member


    Emails are flying now.
  5. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

  6. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Yeah, sent some email. That's disgusting.

    Typical reporter trash "Are you trigger happy? I am just asking because our viewers want to know. I'm just trying to give you a chance to tell your side"

    Yeah right......

    HGUNHNTR Well-Known Member

    Email sent, keep them coming!
  8. cavman

    cavman Well-Known Member


    News sensationalist Rebecca Aguilar demonstrated in only a few short questions, her lack of insight, training, and education. What she did reveal, however, during her 'ambush interview' of Mr. Walton, was the pettiness that is all to often being exposed in today's front line 'reporters'.

    Fox4 has not represented themselves well with her hiring.
  9. mpmarty

    mpmarty Well-Known Member


    this is what I sent:

    Why on earth did your reporter “local Fox4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar did an "ambush interview" of this weeping elderly veteran”
    in Texas assault this old man and accuse him, publicly of being no more than a homicidal maniac for shooting attackers who were breaking into his home?

    What possible excuse can you have for keeping such vermin employed?

  10. News Shooter

    News Shooter Well-Known Member

    I would be a little less harsh in your description of the reporter if your comments are to be taken seriously. They will easily blow off the criticism as being a bunch of gun nuts.

    I was in TV news in Dallas for a number of years and know this woman and the station, although I didn't work there

    She was way out of line, but the real criticism should be directed at the News Director and producer who allowed that crap to go on the air in the first place.

    They are in their positions because they are supposed to know better. I wouldn't be surprised knowing the market that they got plenty of angry responses when it first aired
  11. mpmarty

    mpmarty Well-Known Member

    Fox News answers me

    Hey FOX Fan,

    As you can imagine, we receive thousands of messages a day from our viewers, and while we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback, we cannot respond to every question or comment directly.

    Please know that your e-mails are read and your comments are taken into consideration and thank you for watching FNC!

    Thank you,
    FOX News Viewer Services
  12. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    News Shooter, thanks for the input. As someone more familiar with the process, could you suggest any other ways we might be more effective in communicating our message to this local station?

    Personally, I would like to see Ms. Aguilar, or somebody at Fox4, apologize to Mr. Walton for this lapse in judgment. I would also like to make sure that Fox4 gets the message that blaming the victim in a defensive shooting is just as reprehensible as blaming the victim of a rape for "asking for it."
  13. WESTTX357

    WESTTX357 Well-Known Member

    I am usually not the type to write letters of complaint but this one ot to me and fired off an e-mail. guess the rporter thinks the guy should just leave his business open and let the thugs steal away his lively hood.
    I hink the Dallas PD missed an oppurtnity to make a loud staement here the FOP or other police group should have gotten together and presented him with a gift certificate to purchase a new shtgun to replace he 2 in evidence and as son as he is no billed by the grand jury they sould waste no time in returning the guns to him
  14. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    It pains me to say it but there is little of Texas in the Dallas PD.

    They probably want the guy to disappear. This is bad for business you see.
    You think plumbers like stories about people that fix their own leaky faucets?

    Disclaimer: this is not cop bashing, this is Dallas politics bashing and oh man do they have problems in that place.....they left Texas a long time ago.
  15. springmom

    springmom Well-Known Member

    Done. That woman deserves to be fired, period. That was a shameful way to treat an old man. That wasn't news, that was a mugging.

  16. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member

    i just called Fox 4. Not surpisingly, Aguilar's voice mail box is full. I got onto another voice mail where they play the call ins on Fridays and left my message. This woman makes me puke.
  17. Owens

    Owens Well-Known Member

    Yep... another reporter with a mission and agenda to push.
    Irresponsible, reprehensible and despicable. All other descriptive adjectives omitted for not being high road.

    BTW...e-mail sent
  18. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member

    i'm going to call the corporate offices of Fox News tomorrow morning.
  19. SoCalShooter

    SoCalShooter Well-Known Member

    Email sent. Bart that link to the blog really sent me through the roof.
  20. Vicious-Peanut

    Vicious-Peanut Well-Known Member

    Fox4 will be getting an email from me for sure. I want her fired.
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