GUN Fired Reporter Speaks Out On Local Radio Show

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  1. johnson

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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.

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  2. johnson

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    Ms. Dodd is right. More people should be fired :rofl:
     
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    :rofl: "i fought the germans with bayonets, you aren't going to kill me... i kicked him in the teeth"
     
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    Saw that interview when it first aired. That bitch was extremely aggressive towards that old man. Pissed off every gun owner in the area that I know.
     
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    yea I'm glad she was fired.

    However, why was the man's gun not returned to him by police?
     
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    It will get returned eventually.
     
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    odd, I was under the impression the firewarm would be returned after the decision not to pursue charges was made. It had been 3 weeks since the shooting. He was not pending grand jury, iirc, so there should be no reason to continue holding his property.
     
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    I am happy that cunt was fired.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Definitely deserved to be fired. Who thinks it's a good idea to go accost someone in a parking lot?
     
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    And give that man his shotguns back!
     
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    The problem is no one else was fired. What about the producers? Editors?
     
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    Politics. She's the only one showing her ass on TV hence she is the only person people were really angry at.
     
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    what a cunt
     
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    I remember when that interview aired. Whore deserved what she got.
     
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    God damn what a cunt.
     
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    I didn't look at the video and can tell she deserved it.
     

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