Skip to comments.ABC News apologizes for 'incorrect' Tea party report
Posted on 07/20/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT by God luvs AmericaEdited on 07/20/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an "incorrect" report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party.
"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 said in a statement. "ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted."
In a similar statement released minutes earlier, ABC News said the report was "incorrect" but, rather than apologize, wrote: "Several other local residents with similar names were also contacted via social media by members of the public who mistook them for the suspect." The statement appeared at first to be an attempt byt the network to abdicate responsibility for the report.
This isn’t the first Brian Ross story to be “recalled.”
That didn’t take very long. The Tea Party James probably threatened to sue their socks off.
ABC was pretty quick to get the accusation out there, weren’t they? Once it’s out, they can’t take it back. Now it’s another “Tea Party crack pot” to blame for a murder rampage or bomb plot.
Shove it up your smelly collective Obamas, ABC, and George S-boy.
You’ll meet yourselves there after the shoving.
Oh, apology NOT accepted.
Note to ABCnews executives, have you a**holes learned ANYTHING from the Richard Jewell or George Zimmerman cases? Be sure your brains are engaged before putting your mouths in gear.
For what it is worth I do not accept their apology. Whats the ole saying... first time, my fault... second time ... whatever, I think Bush might know it... lolololololol anyway
The ABC lawyers were probably having conniptions.........
The next headline should be: CO TEA Party Sues ABC for Defamation. That would get everyone’s attention and fatten the coffers of the TEA Party.
The ONLY thing that could have stopped this would have been armed citizens.
Put that in your pipe Herr Bloomberg.
I was thinking the same thing.
Do you really think their brains were NOT engaged?
I submit it was a purposeful deed.
Being called out incorrectly by name for doing one of the worst mass murders in recent American history on a live major network will take a lot,lot more than a “Sorry”.
This isn’t done out of journalistic duty. This is done as a CYA to avoid a lawsuit. James Holmes registered as a Democrat in July 2011.
Sue ABC. Expose the networks agenda and sue them again.
Google Brian Ross and sex related charges, 10 year old girls, nude photos. They’re not sure if it is chief investigative reporter at ABC, no verification. But it was important to break in with this news.
He still could and should sue the network as a deterrent to future defamation of the innocent.
Doesn’t matter. They got it “out there.” They knew exactly what they were doing as they masters of propaganda; in fact, it’s in their implied, unwritten but underlying mission statement. MM’s raison d’être.
Time for ABC to lawyer up.
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