Journalism is a diverse field and journalists have to be ready to face all sorts of circumstances. A reporter in Ballarat, Australia, set an example by keeping her cool when a stranger harassed and abused on the streets.
Maggie Raworth, 24, who is a reporter at Nine News, was outside the Ballarat Court getting ready for a news segment when a man approached her and started abusing her.
The entire tirade was caught on camera.
“I make ten times the amount of money you do. Get a real job. F****ing journos. Lowest of the low. You chose to be a journalist, there's a million and one jobs out there and you chose to be lying pieces of shit,” the unnamed man can be seen shouting in the video.
What is laudable is that Raworth tackled the entire incident very sensibly and didn’t shout back at the man. She also kept asking him what she had personally done to make him angry.
In an interview after the incident, she said this type of behavior is quite common and she has been in a similar situation several times.
“It happens all the time, every TV journalist can say that happens to them almost on a daily basis. I get yelled at from cars all the time, it’s just part of the job. I love my job and I love myself. I have a really thick skin, great friends and he couldn't of picked a more confident person to say that to,” she said.
Raworth added, “Don't just hate somebody you don’t even know purely because they work for the media. Nobody deserves to be spoken to like that and you shouldn't just have to accept people speaking to you in that manner.”
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