Skip to comments.The Usual Suspects: ABC's Ross, Stephanolpoulos Point to Tea Party in Dark Knight Shooting
Posted on 07/20/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT by blueyon
On Good Morning America, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same--and ABC News has led the way.
Here is the exchange between reporter Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about apparent suspect James Holmes:
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These people belong in an lunatic asylum.
He is probably going to turn out to be a mental patient, that crosses the whole political spectrum.
Even if it is proven to not be the same James Holmes, they will keep saying that this was the initial thought, that he was a tea party activist.
It would have been a Tea Party member that would have had the courage to tackle that killer and stop the killing at risk of his/her own life.
“George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected”
ABC should be able to be sued for that because that is not reporting.
ABC isn’t Joe citizen on a forum speculating, they have a responsibility to be fact based.
Clinton’s ex-toadie does it again. Connects the dots when there is no connection.
Wow...way past time to start sueing these companies and individuals for slander.
From the very ABC “reporter” who lied to America
claiming the Moslem Obama was a Christian at the
very moment that the Tyrant was declaring otherwise.
Have they blamed Sarah Palin yet?
Yep... and we’re off and running with the accusations. All they have to do is make the peripheral insinuation, and the narrative takes care of itself.
I hate the liberal media almost as much as I hate Obama.
I strongly suggest that Stephanopolis and Brian Ross and the rest of the ‘good-morning-kiss-our-a$$’ crowd ABC are blood relatives of Hamas and every other subversive entity. Now, maybe that will ‘take’ like these two vermin hope the Tea Party blub does.
Tea Party should mount up a ‘class action law suit,” against the journalistic malpractice. They can scream free speech all they want, but when it is prejudiced, slander, non-factual crap...
At some point they CAN AND WILL BE SUED FOR LIBEL (and defamation if possible).......
I’m surprised. Shouldn’t they be blaming Sarah Palin?
He’s connecting the dots where there are no dots.........
I suppose it didn’t even occur to them that the extreme violence and garbage spewed out by their friends in Hollywood has nothing to do with it.
these people have no shame.
Looks like this fits right into their playbook.
They cannot go that far. Their lawyers have probably told them to zip it on Sarah because she is a private citizen now, not an elected official.............
and a classmate of Obama at Columbia??
I agree that mental illness crosses the political spectrum, but statistically there is a higher accumulation of mental illness on the left. To reflexively jump to the conclusion (as the media does) that every crazy shooter is a right-wing crazy has no factual basis and statistically is a very, very poor bet. They will frequently end up with egg on their face, but since they're the media we won't hear about it.
Standard procedure. Get the right-wing, anti-government nutcase meme out there. Then when the criminal is really a militant anarchistic leftist (which is usually the case), it won’t be reported or will be in a little blurb on page 16 of a paper nobody reads anyway.
Is it possible that Steponallofus was responsible, it’s as plausible as his assertion. George just throws it out there hoping it gets some traction. A message to George: George, no
group is immune from deranged behavior, democrats and TV personalities included.
14 people dead and they can only think of turning it into a political advantage for their candidate. Can you get any lower Mediots?
Pray for America
How on earth does anyone make that connection?
They are going to try to use this for gun control, they always do.
Hey, Stupidopolis—I think you and your employer ABC TV is to blame. Have you seen what your employer pushes as entertainment? Or are you willfully ignorant—as long as your check doesn’t bounce, right?
:: Of course, Stephy and co. won’t be issuing an apology to the TEA Party; nor will they even retract the statements. ::
Oh, I would think that the defamation lawsuit about bite their @$$ will get their attention.
I hate the liberal media because they have spawned many nobamas.
The left is really out of sorts that the hoi paloi is rising up and threatening their power.
I imagine that it is unnerving that we’re no longer suffering their evils while they are still sufferable, but instead are righting the situation by abolishing their rule to which all have become accustomed.
(Yes, wording from the Declaration)
If not now, then certainly before November, some right-wing nut-case will do something like this, like Oklahoma City, whatever.
When you see it happen, remember, Reichstag Fire.
Then why the F&@k Report it then!?
Oh Wait, I know, the News isn't about reporting the truth. Its about pushing an agenda.
No Matter how unethical, how many die, or how much it costs, the Liberal Narrative MUST be maintained.
These people are below contempt.
Yeah,...and the Jim Holmes on FB from Aurora, Colorado likes Michele 0bama...
“James Holmes” is such a unique name that the Tea Party guy MUST be the shooter. /s
I have forgotten the political proclivity of the guy, can’t remember his name, who shot Reagan. The left would probably suggest he was a right winger.
See how that works.
We've STILL got some in the media who blames the right for the Giffords shooting in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.
I've said it before. The media in this country has never been so dishonest or corrupt and this nations number one greatest enemy.
It’s easy if you’re a brain dead Democrat.
...every day a few thousand more Americans stop watching the MSM which means that everyday the MSM's sources of revenue are drying up.
Stephie et al will be forced to go away.
....as for me, I haven't watched ABC news since Harry Reasoner.
Today is the beginning of Ramadan.
Brian Ross was a turd when I knew him at the U of Iowa.
He still is.
Just when you thought the mainstream media couldn't be any more irresponsible, they come out with this garbage. "Jim Holmes", like "Brian Ross" is a pretty common name. I hope that this Jim Holmes sues ABC and Brian Ross for every cent they've got.
If the shooter was Muslim, the DOJ would already be calling it “work place violence”.
Pete Williams from NBC is reporting NO CONNECTIONS with ANY extremist groups- right OR left, has not served in the military and is not on ANY watchlists of any kind.
Of course Williams is not too happy about this- BUT - knowing NBC as we do if there was ANY possibility of this guy being a right-wing type he and NBC would be ALL over it.
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