Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"...We love to cut you down to size, we love dirty laundry..."

One would think that was KDFW Fox 4 Dallas' theme song, after seeing the following video.
First, a bit of background, from the Dallas Morning News:

A Ledbetter-area business owner fatally shot a suspected burglar Sunday morning – the second time in three weeks that he killed an intruder, Dallas police said.

James Walton, owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding in the 2000 block of Chalk Hill Road in West Dallas, was alerted to the intruder when his motion sensor system activated about 9 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Mr. Walton, who also lives at his business, went downstairs with a shotgun and fired at a man who had broken in. The intruder was later identified by police as Jimmy Gannon of Ferris.
Now, take a gander at how Rebecca Aguilar ambushed Mr. Walton in the parking lot of the Academy where he went to get a shotgun to replace the one the police took from him:

"Are those tears of remorse?...Are you a trigger-happy kind of person? Izzat what you wanted to do, shoot to kill?" Good grief, this Rebecca Aguilar is a real piece of shit. They haven't even invented the words to describe just how contemptible that sort of judgmental, self-righteous, ratings-hungry behavior is, not to mention the mooks who would engage in it.
As Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit said:
I was struck by reporter Rebecca Aguilar's body-language, literally standing over him in judgment with tailored suit and umbrella. The way she looked down, literally and figuratively, on an old man who had defended his life, entirely legally, and reduced him to tears seems to me to be representative of the worst stereotypes of Old Media.

A-yep. I would say I hope creatures like Aguilar aren't ever forced to make the choice of whether to pull that trigger, but I can't say that because it's not true. I would love nothing more than to see people like Aguilar be forced to make that decision and the sooner the better. It's really the only adequate remedy to such reprehensible behavior. I know it'll likely never happen, but we can certainly all hope. Maybe if it did she and those like her wouldn't be so damn judgmental.
In the meantime, it seems Aguilar has been suspended by KDFW for her reprehensible behavior. Time will tell if she keeps her job, but whether or not she does, I still shudder to think how many reporters in all forms of media see that and don't think she did anything wrong.