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Fired Reporter Speaks Out On Local Radio Show

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  1. Cowboybootnut

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    Fired Reporter Speaks Out On Local Radio Show
    KXAS-TV

    updated 6:58 a.m. CT, Tues., April. 29, 2008

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Former KDFW-TV 4 Reporter Rebecca Aguilar spoke out on KRLD-AM 1080 Monday afternoon about her termination from and lawsuit against the TV station. Aguilar appeared with her attorney in a Dallas studio for the "Ernie and Jay Show" hosted by Ernie Brown and Jay McFarland.

    Aguilar was fired in March, ending a five-month paid suspension. The actions follow an October 2007 interview with west Dallas business owner James Walton, who had shot and killed two burglary suspects within three weeks.

    The former reporter said on Monday that she received praise immediately after the report ran, but threatening calls quickly followed.

    Callers and bloggers, some identifying themselves as gun owners, claimed that the report was anti-gun and one-sided.

    Another former reporter from a competing TV station, Sarah Dodd, called in to the show in support of Aguilar, saying others in KDFW-TV's newsroom would have seen the report before it aired.

    Aguilar's lawyer, Steve Kardell, recently issued a news release saying the former reporter was fired "in a calculated move."

    Aguilar was suspended less than two weeks after receiving the 2007 Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

    Aguilar said on Monday's show that she has not received any offers for employment from other stations.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24356377/
     
  2. MakAttak

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    Good, maybe blood suckers like her will learn to treat people with respect if there's a little bit of fear in them.
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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    She should have been fired. She was totally out of line.

    Which in itself shows something.
     
  4. SaxonPig

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    Want to never get hired again by any employer?

    File a lawsuit against a former employer. Noboy wants to hire someone who is lawyer-happy.
     
  5. feets

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    She's another one of those people who put a HUGE hispanic accent on names and anything related to Mexico. It was so bad that some words were unintelligible even to this guy who listens to the Mexican language all day long.

    She was annoying and I'm glad she's gone.


    BTW... yes, it's Mexican. There's a HUGE difference between the spoken languages our south of the border amigos and the people in Spain.
     
  6. 1911Tuner

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    I didn't really take it as pro or anti gun. It was sensationalism in its basest form. Just a reporter being a reporter. I got a little ticked when she kept hounding the old gentleman, though. That was the part that was uncalled for.
     
  7. Carry Big Stick

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    I just can't imagine why no other job offers have come yet. You would think being the exceptional reporter she makes her self out to be she would be getting all kinds of job offers from anti-gun groups.

    Now if she really wanted to improve her chances of employment she would learn the errors of her ways and thank Mr. Walton for stopping two criminals. Thats two less criminals out there that all of us have to worry about.
     
  8. SHOTGUNJOE

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    I'm glad to learn that Sara Dodd is also anti-gun :barf:. Now I will turn the channel at the first sight of her. i'd love to send her a prepaid NRA membership just for kicks.
     
  9. BruceRDucer

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    So what does this mean?

    So what does this mean?

    Are we no longer going to persecute law abiding citizens in the Media? :uhoh:

    Are we going to allow criminals to just face the consequences of their actions? :uhoh:

    Isn't this a clear BIAS against the lawless?:uhoh:

    Society itself needs to change, but if we start allowing a fair and ethical journalistic professionalism in America, who knows what will happen! :what:

    I think there's a lot of good to be said for the way we've been doing it for years now. We use the media to persecute the LAWFUL and generate sympathy for CRIMINALS; because, if this country ever breaks down to the idea that citizens have legal rights under the Constitution, who knows what kind of a society will be the result! :what:

    And firing a TV Reporter? Wouldn't that signal the END OF THE WORLD? Who will take up the cause of the LAWLESS?:eek:

    Besides, could the nation endure the loss of a single reporter? What are you saying?

    (what the heck am I saying?) LOL



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  10. ServiceSoon

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    Where can I find the report she wrote?
     
  11. Robert Hairless

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    As opposed to "in an impetuous action" or "on a whim"?

    Rebecca Aguilar's termination was preceded by a series of calculated moves from her to advance her career.

    Just two weeks prior to her suspension she received the 2007 Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in a calculated move by each party to increase attention to each of them, which is part of a series of calculated moves by the NAHJ to distinguish Hispanic journalists from non-Hispanic journalists, including Katie Couric and Bill O'Reilly.

    Steve Kardell issued his press release in a calculated move to win sympathy from the media for his client, Rebecca Aguilar.

    Kardell and Aguilar appeared on the radio program in a calculated move to win sympathy for her from the public.

    They seem to be ahead on calculated moves.

    Meanwhile, in a random display of non-calculated moves the Energizer Bunny has bumped into Rebecca Aguilar's complaint numerous times in an attempt to determine some reasonable grievance in it but has run out of both energy and interest.
     
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    C'mon guys. We can't celebrate when we win, anymore than we should complain if we lose.

    If any reporter, for example a leftist, gets fired, sued or driven out of a job due to views we dislike, it also sends a clear messaage to reporters who might be in favor of firearms.

    Imagine the situation in your personal life. Imagine if everytime you mentioned you owned a Ford all of the Chevy owners went to the human resources department and got you fired.

    Remember the old canard, "I might disagree with what you say, but I'll fight for your right to say it."
     
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    is there a link to the original news story. I haven't seen it
     
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    Here's a meta-report on YouTube that includes the clip in question.

    The lady's conduct was shameful. That she was not dismissed the day she turned in the footage reflects poorly on her station's management.
     
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    Tourist, it wasn't about guns. She trapped this man, effectively holding him against his will, by placing herself so that his car could not back up without knocking her down (stood between the man and the opened door, preventing him from closing the door or backing his car up). She then berated him in journalistic flair for his act, asking him if he felt good about what he did - all the while keeping him trapped. He could not drive away, nor could he walk away from his car. Only when the man was shaking and almost sobbing did she back off.

    Her actions were aggressive and uncalled for. That is why she was fired.

    Ash
     
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    Granted, the reporter was trying to twist the issue, and I agree, the management should have made sure the report was balanced.

    I just never want to chill debate.

    Edit: And my comments were meant to cover all issues, not just this one. I admit, pestering that old man really boiled my blood. But you cannot (and should not) fire everyone who disagrees with you. I disagree lots with members here.

    I think we are ultimately responding to rudeness, not journalism.
     
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    If you will note, I called her a "blood sucker" not an "anti-gunner."

    She was preying on a victim of crimes.

    She was preying on a man who TWICE had to defend himself with lethal force.

    And she did it for her own personal gain. (I am also convinced she enjoyed it.)

    Personally, if someone is reporting the news, I'd LOVE to see them afraid to bring their own biases and views into it.

    I doubt that will ever happen though.
     
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    Wow, just watched that clip. That was extremely rude and disrespectful. I can't belive she actually asked him if he was "trigger happy" ***?
     
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    The problem isn't her expression of an anti-gun opinion. It's her shameful abuse of a) an old man who b) had just been through a life-changingly traumatic experience, c) again.

    She did not simply mention she owned a Ford. She hunted down a Chevy owner who had recently been in a collision that threatened his life and ended another's, and accused him of buying his replacement Chevy because he enjoys killing people with them and hopes to do it again.
     
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    You guys still watching the talking heads? C'mon, nobody watches TV anymore! It's SO twentieth-century!!

    (-And I'm a nineteenth-century kinda guy... .)
     
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    Get out of here with that non-sense. Today brings us a different set of rules.

    There's no respect for the opposition, and there shouldn't be. You agree with a certain idea? Then you stick with it, defend it fiercely, and destroy anybody that imposes.

    No Compromise. No Tolerance. No Equality.

    If you don't play by these rules, you will be driven into the ground.
     
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    Some of the higher ups of FOX who approved her story are to blame too. :cuss:

    No victim of crime should have been treated the way she treated Mr. Walton. He was the victim who took appropriate action.
     
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    I agree with Evil Monkey.

    The days of "fighting fair" are long gone. The Liberals and the Antis have long since done away with the notion in their assault upon the Constitution and our God-given rights and we cannot let them have another inch.

    Our compromises are used as tools against us, our acceptance and tolerance to allow them to 'get a foot in the door'. If we grant them any say it is used to speak against us with unthinking rhetoric.

    As for Ms. Aguilar, here's hoping that we find find her (and those of her ilk) unemployable, destitute and penniless before the year ends, begging on the street and spending all of her free time in homeless shelters or dumpster diving...ahh, it warms the heart. :)
     
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    zero tolerance

    but the entitlement generation sure don't like when it is used against them
     
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