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ABC News Admits 'Incorrectly' Linking Tea Party to Mass Murder in Colorado
MRC ^ | 7/20/2012 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 07/20/2012 12:54:16 PM PDT by South40

Three hours after reporter Brian Ross attempted to connect a mass killing in Colorado to the Tea Party, ABC News admitted that the story on Good Morning America was "incorrect." The retraction was added to the top of an existing online article about the murders.

The story conceded, "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." [Update: Ross has now admitted his error on live ABC coverage.]

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; biasinthemedia; msmbias; teaparty
From the 'comments' section of the article:
I heard from the sister of a friend of a friend that it was the James Holmes who had handed out Obama literature in 2008 and he got his weapons from Eric Holder.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 12:54:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

The problem is, only 1% of those who heard the original allegation by the maggots at abc actually heard the “correction”.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: South40

ABC = All Biased Bigoted Coverage


3 posted on 07/20/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And ABC will do it again.
4 posted on 07/20/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: South40

Here is a Brian Ross, who is part of the Kiss Army...
I found through use of the interwebs:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/brian.ross.754

This MAY be the same Brian Ross who works for ABC News.

Unsourced journalism - so easy, a caveman can do it.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: South40

A ll-
B arack
C hannel

idiots


6 posted on 07/20/2012 1:00:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40

Unring that bell, you lying crooks.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: South40

The “Smear” was made as the East Coast were preparing to go to work, (the swing states of Ohio and Florida). The appology comes mid afternoon when nobody see’s it.

Guess it’s better than no appology at all.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 1:02:31 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: SandRat
ABC's Brian Ross reported this morning that there is "a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site... talking about him joining the Tea Party last year."

I hope that individual sues them for slander.

9 posted on 07/20/2012 1:02:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

“I hope that individual sues them for slander. “

My guess is that the legal department made ABC apolgize for that very reason. Otherwise ABC would have let it go.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 1:09:07 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: South40

How about blaming Quentin Tarintino? Didn’t he make a movie about murdering people in a movie theater?


11 posted on 07/20/2012 1:09:26 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: South40

This has the potential for a class-action slander suit on behalf of Tea Party members everywhere. It demonstrates a wanton and wilful disregard for the truth resulting in a damaged perception of the Tea Party organization. If I published an article saying that a thousand people stricken with diarrhea ate ABC Animal Crackers without even cursorily checking whether they had or if they had, whether there was any causal link, I would be guilty of libeling ABC Animal Crackers.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 1:10:12 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: ozzymandus
Didn’t he make a movie about murdering people in a movie theater?

I wouldn't call killin' Nat-zis murder.

13 posted on 07/20/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: South40

This has the potential for a class-action slander suit on behalf of Tea Party members everywhere. It demonstrates a wanton and wilful disregard for the truth resulting in a damaged perception of the Tea Party organization. If I published an article saying that a thousand people stricken with diarrhea ate ABC Animal Crackers without even cursorily checking whether they had or if they had, whether there was any causal link, I would be guilty of libeling ABC Animal Crackers.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 1:13:09 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: dfwgator
I wouldn't call killin' Nat-zis murder.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 1:15:06 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: South40
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16 posted on 07/20/2012 1:16:42 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Servant of the Cross

“You probably heard we ain’t in the prisoner-taking business, we’re in the killin’ Nat-zi business...and cousin’...business is a-boomin’”


17 posted on 07/20/2012 1:17:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: South40

Nothing could more clearly illustrate the biased mental template of our “defenders of the truth” in the media. Their first instinct is to blame everything bad on the evil “right wing.”


18 posted on 07/20/2012 1:21:09 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: South40

Don’t think it takes a genius to realize James and Holmes and even the combo James Holmes might not be a rare name in the United States. Of course, they knew exactly what they were doing.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 1:23:34 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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Click.

MSM

20 posted on 07/20/2012 1:24:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: John W

Correct

They mask their intentional slander under “plausible deniability”.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 1:32:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: South40

CYA. Sue them anyway, Mr. Holmes. They should think before they spout crap on TV/radio. As Mark Steyn noted: “Any 7-year-old go online and search for a “James Holmes” in CO.”

Bet they find out the guy is one of “theirs,” in a matter of speaking.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 1:36:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: South40
BRIAN ROSS IS A SEX OFFENDER

ABC News should fire him before he molests another child. Call ABC News now and ask them why they employ perverts, racists, and murderers.

23 posted on 07/20/2012 1:37:32 PM PDT by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: F15Eagle

24 posted on 07/20/2012 1:39:53 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: John W
Of course he knew what he was doing. Clearly he was looking for a connection to the TP. And while he may have known full well that this was a different James Holmes it was enough to both slander the TP and its James Holmes and keep ABC out of legal trouble. He didn't make it up, don't you know; he just confused the two. It was an honest mistake. /s

I spoke about this with my liberal brother earlier and he asked me, "How do you know it's not the same James Holmes?"

Liberals are incredibly stupid and the leftist media knows it. Most will go on believing they are one in the same in spite of the 'apology'. My brother does.

25 posted on 07/20/2012 1:41:51 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: John W

“Of course, they knew exactly what they were doing.”

Yes they did!

I now detest the media even more, I didn’t think that possible but it is.

Whenever I think they can’t sink any lower, they prove me wrong every time.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 1:43:57 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: South40

ABC did it intentionally.

It’s always easy to apologize later knowing damn well that the damage has been done.

There is something inherently evil in ABC.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: South40

I wonder if Spike Lee will tweet the guy’s home address?


28 posted on 07/20/2012 1:52:38 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: dfwgator

It’s the same principle, and would appeal to deranged minds, like all Tarantino movies.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 2:21:25 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

If they have deranged minds, something was going to get to them eventually, this guy just happen to choose Batman as his vehicle, if not that, he would have found something else.

There is bad seed, and there isn’t much you could do about it, and even if you could, the cure would be worse than the disease.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 2:24:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: South40

Retracted, but not sorry.

It’s ok though... anyone who didn’t recognize that move for what it was is part of the corrupted system.

When your credibility is zero, how can you make it any worse?


31 posted on 07/20/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: John W

In the ABC War Room
Home - by BigFurHat - July 20, 2012 - 12:20 America/New_York - 11 Comments

ABC News Producer - Check all available information sources for the name James Holmes, Aurora, Colorado

Lackey #1 – I’ve found a James Holmes on Garrison Road.

ABC News Producer – What’s his party affiliation?

Lackey #1 – Independent.

ABC News Producer – Not good enou – er That’s not him.

Lackey #1 – How do you know?

ABC News Producer – ABC News Producer sixth sense, my boy. I have a nose for news.

Lackey #2 – We have a Jim Holmes in Littleton.

ABC News Producer – Tell me more.

Lackey#2 – NRA member

ABC News Producer – Good. Anything else?

Lackey #2- Mormon

ABC News Producer – Oh, this is our guy. Anything else?

Lackey #2 – Democrat

ABC News Producer – Damn. It’s not him.

Lackey #2 – How do you know?

ABC News Producer – Nose for news. Remember?

Lackey #1 – I have a Jim Aaron Homes from Denver. TEA Party member. NRA member and has a blog called “ReturnToLiberty.”

ABC News Producer – THAT’S HIM!. You nailed it. You are going places kid.

Lackey #2 – Hey, wait. I have a James Eagan Holmes.

ABC News Producer – It’s not him.

Lackey #2 – Owns a Batman suit.

ABC News Producer – It’s not him.

Lackey #2- Owns an AK-47

ABC News Producer – It’s not him.

Lackey #2 – He’s in police custody.

ABC News Producer – It’s not him.

Lackey #2 – He’s been identified.

ABC News Producer – It’s not him. Kid, you just don’t have what it takes. It’s the Jim Homes guy. The TEA Party guy.

Hello, Herb? Patch me through to Tiny Blowdry on the earpiece..

Hello, George? We’ve got him. Tell Ross it’s TEA party member Jim Homes of Denver.

I don’t care if they have the shooter in custody. Just say TEA PARTY goddammit.

SLAM!

Isn’t there anyone else with a nose for news in this godforsaken world???

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=142160


32 posted on 07/20/2012 2:39:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Bernard Marx
Nothing could more clearly illustrate the biased mental template of our “defenders of the truth” in the media. Their first instinct is to blame everything bad on the evil “right wing.”

Exactly. Very illustrative of their mindset that they immediately searched for a matching Tea Party name. Same thing happened in the Giffords shooting...they immediately suspected in air that it was a right winger when in fact the looney was from the looney left.
33 posted on 07/20/2012 3:57:25 PM PDT by JayNorth (Barack Obama and Joe Biden are proof positive that two wrongs don't make a right!)
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To: Bernard Marx
oNothing could more clearly illustrate the biased mental template of our “defenders of the truth” in the media. Their first instinct is to blame everything bad on the evil “right wing.”

Exactly. Very illustrative of their mindset that they immediately searched for a matching Tea Party name. Same thing happened in the Giffords shooting...they immediately suspected on air that it was a right winger when in fact the looney was from the looney left.
34 posted on 07/20/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by JayNorth (Barack Obama and Joe Biden are proof positive that two wrongs don't make a right!)
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To: South40

I have it on good authority that Brian Ross has been linked to the Tea Party, and that James Holmes has been linked to ABC News.

In other news, Barak Obama has been linked to the Communist Party USA, and . . . oh, wait . . .


35 posted on 07/20/2012 4:04:22 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: dagogo redux
James Holmes has been linked to ABC News.

Wasn't James Holmes (or someone) just in the news.....getting a big divorce settlement from Thomasina Cruz....or someone?

It had something to do with science-analogy.....or something like that.

36 posted on 07/20/2012 4:14:19 PM PDT by Diego1618 ( Put "Ron" on the rock!)
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To: South40
"So tell me boys--after the excitement died down, how'd you like the movie?" Geraldo Rivera with ARCENT, Geraldo Rivera with ARCENT Public Affairs staff at Camp Doha in 2003 as Operation Iraqi Freedom begins.
37 posted on 07/20/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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biased msm


38 posted on 07/20/2012 8:15:11 PM PDT by Coleus
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