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Old 09-07-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
John Matsushima
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Re: TV Reporter Incident

I agree. I think it is difficult when you are in that situation because you don't know or even think that you are going to be attacked. I have often thought about this. The guy might have just went up to the reporter to yell in his face. Or, the guy may have just walked by him. In real life, I have had the experience of "rough-looking" strangers approach me like that just to ask me for a cigarette. I always asked myself, "Should I clock this guy before he gets too close?" (I didn't, and we were both lucky!) Anyway, the reporter was caught by surprise, and before he knew was was happening, he was getting smacked down. However, I also agree that if the guy was in a better position, he could have reacted differently after the first hit.

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