Skip to comments.Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement
Posted on 07/23/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, "you have the right person," was a reference to her son.
"This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. "He asked if I was Arlene Holmes and if my son was James Holmes who lives in Aurora, Colorado. I answered yes, you have the right person. I was referring to myself."
"I asked him to tell me why he was calling and he told me about a shooting in Aurora," she continues. "He asked for a comment. I told him I could not comment because I did not know if the person he was talking about was my son, and I would need to find out."
In the first paragraph of its initial report on Friday, ABC News reported that it had identified the correct James Holmes because his mother "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'"
If Arlene Holmes' latest statement is true, it means that she did not tell ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, calling into question the reporting of a network that has already been marred by one inaccuracy.
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No one will believe this. /s
I can’t believe you actually posted that.
Re; I cant believe you actually posted that.
I Agree That was the SICKEST post I have ever seen!!!
Maybe that post was motivated by alcohol intake and this person is not as miserable as it would appear.
Wow. Just wow.
Indeed. A most vile and contemptible post. Uncalled for and totally lacking humanity, humility or compassion.
Some folks need a huge cup of STFU!
I’ve reported it to the mods.
A most vile and contemptible post. Uncalled for and totally lacking humanity, humility or compassion.
Probably best to delete your post.
And do you really want to attack his mother? Should the world hold your mother responsible for all you do? Should you be held responsible for the acts of your child(ren)?
Your post was highly inappropriate. We're all pissed at the cowardly punk who murdered and victimized so many. But until and unless his mother defends her son's cowardly acts she deserves our sympathy not scorn.
Almost ten. The poster was correct. That's because of the speed of the New York minute.
Kind of you to say...but I admit I was wrong.
I was the one in a rush.
I was just poking fun. :)
Nova Scotia is in the Atlantic timezone in which case it would be 10 Noo Yawk time...
But I do give credence to the Noo Yawk Minute concept.
I’m sick and tired of humanity and compassion for parents that loose their progeny on society to murder over a dozen innocents! As a parent I believe others bear responsibility for what their offspring do!
The millions upon millions of dollars, over the cost of lives, should be heaped upon the heads of these clueless parent figures!
STFU? That’s the rallying cry of an America that buries their heads in the sand! Look what that’s got us!
Suck it up, Gator!
In the early 50’s I actually drank out of one of those tin cups in a battlefield situation.