THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS is defending Rebecca Aguilar: “What she did was obtain an exclusive interview for your station in a professional manner. This is far from the ‘ambush’ that has been portrayed in the blogosphere.”
Hmm. That’s not how it looked to me. But at least we’ve established the ground rules. When bloggers with video cameras start cornering TV reporters in their driveways and parking lots, we’ll have to remind people that they’re just “obtaining an exclusive interview in a professional manner.” Given the professional standards of the local-TV field, that may even be true . . . .