Never said the guy was right for running into Cantore space or trying to get his 15 seconds of fame, I said Cantore should be careful because it could get taken in a different direction depending on who was running into the shot.
Funny to watch, it was not defense, obviously if the guy running in was attacking his momentum would have carried through and knocked Cantore off his mark. The kick was not one of a self defense posture and not strong enough to fort off a bodily attack but it was of a save the shot posture. The guy was running in to get his head in the camera shot and Cantore stuck his leg up to keep him out of it. Truth be told it could have been considered assault as much as defense and in the right situation with the right person running into the shot it would have been judged to be just that. Cantore, although funny to watch, needs to be more mindful of his actions, a live shot does not give ownership to the space to the reporter when in a public space.