Adding insult to injury, Dallas Fox affiliate KDFW Channel 4's Rebecca Aguilar did a hatchet piece on Dallas businessman James Walton, who I mentioned in the recent post as the Dallas business owner who killed an intruder for the second time in 3 weeks. Ms. Aguilar wedged herself in Mr. Walton's car door, preventing him from closing it in the rain as she harangued him for defending himself. This is what we've come to? Next thing you know, people like Ms. Aguilar will set up a burglar's guild and turn them into another branch of organized labor.
Not only did Mr. Walton have to endure the abject horror of facing down intruders, he was excoriated by this animated piece of offal masquerading as a reporter who asked him "are you a trigger-happy kind of person? Is that what what you wanted to do? Shoot to kill?" THIS is the state of journalism? I mean, jeez, on a national/international level, we know it totally sucks, but you'd rather expect that on a local level, they'd get it right.
Here is the link where the story WAS which no longer has active video. Below is the video that KDFW was sensible enough to pull, but foolish enough to allow to air in the first place:
HERE is where you can click and make your opinion known to KDFW. Aguilar has been suspended, but I think the newsroom editor who allowed this to see the light of day should be held accountable, too. This was poor judgment all around. I have contacted the station through the comment link in this paragraph, and I intend to call and to write via snail mail today. I think KDFW should be in no doubt that the public is furious that they would allow an innocent man to be victimized by their representative.
KDFW's phone number is 214.720.4444
KDFW's address is 400 N Griffin Street, Dallas TX 75202
Thanks to the ever-magnificent Rabbit for bringing the Dallas Observer's blog to my attention which linked this story.