July 20, 2012
(Two vital updates to this story can be seen after the ABC News video.)
It did not take very long for opportunists to try and twist the tragedy in Colorado to match their own beliefs.
(Related: Watch Beck rip ABC for its report) http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-blasts-abcs-misreporting-on-co...
ABC news has already found someone to place blame on the Tea Party, Brian Ross from Good Morning America: http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=69016&si...
“There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, CO, uh Paige, on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last summer. We don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.”
UPDATE #1: Breitbart is now reporting that the Jim Holmes on the Tea Party site mentioned by ABC News’ Brian Ross, is nowhere near the same age as the shooting suspect.
The James Holmes who was arrested at the Aurora theater was 24 years old and seems to be from Denver, CO, according to a Facebook profile. There are many people with the name “James Holmes” in the area, and the James Homes on the Tea Party website could match a James Homes from Aurora, CO who is in his fifties and therefore does not fit the description of the suspect.
UPDATE #2: Politico has just posted that ABC News made a correction to this story and also issued an apology for the Jim Holmes error.
“An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.”
You may read the full article @ http://www.theblaze.com/stories/limbaugh-tea-party-guns-already-get...
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