Comment: Yeah, but the reporter wasn't

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Yeah, but the reporter wasn't

Yeah, but the reporter wasn't really doing that. I agree the reporter was wrong but he didn't threaten him. The term threaten in this context means to threaten bodily harm. He might have been bugging him but he wasn't threatening him with bodily harm. In the end, the old guy was in the right to punch him and the reporter has no civil case whatsoever.