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Holmes's mother suggests ABC News mischaracterized her statement
Politico ^ | July 23, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: abcnews; arleneholmes; aurora; aurorashooting; colorado; holmes; jamesholmes; jamesholmesmother; matthewmosk; md4bush
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To: IbJensen

The last thing I want from you is kudos.


51 posted on 07/23/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t think her statement made much sense under the circumstances. Her clarification does, though. ABC deserves to go bankrupt, especially with the crap they push on the so-called ABC Family. Wouldn’t miss them a bit.


52 posted on 07/23/2012 5:18:46 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: IbJensen; Jim Robinson
How much have you donated to this website?

Ask Jim. I don't keep tabs. I just give what I can. What's that got to do with your disgusting post?

YOU don't know a damn thing about that guys mother. I can't believe you're defending your post instead of asking the mods to remove it. I know I certainly have.

53 posted on 07/23/2012 5:20:19 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: South40; little jeremiah

The one woman whose little girl was killed was shot in the stomach. She’s pregnant. Does anyone know if the unborn baby is still alive? If not, that would be 13, not 12.


54 posted on 07/23/2012 5:25:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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55 posted on 07/23/2012 5:26:21 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: IbJensen; shhrubbery!
My vent is against parents that haven’t a clue how their children are progressing and what they’ve turned into!

I have two younger brothers two years apart. One is a Pentecostal preacher. The other has been in the pen 5 times. I'll sit and wait patiently for your explanation of that.

56 posted on 07/23/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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AH, the mainstream media. Is there anything they can’t FUBAR?


57 posted on 07/23/2012 5:27:54 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs, the CANCER within the G.O.P.)
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To: houeto

From another poster:

I’d be curious to know if James’ parents knew or anticipated that he would do something like this. Obviously, James is responsible but his mother knows her son was a powder keg. “Was your son an OWS black bloc groupie?” would be a good question to ask her.

23 posted on 07/22/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost


58 posted on 07/23/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: combat_boots; IbJensen
The one woman whose little girl was killed was shot in the stomach. She’s pregnant. Does anyone know if the unborn baby is still alive? If not, that would be 13, not 12.

All information I have seen or heard puts the victim count at 12. That number may change but I don't believe it has and I hope it does not. Perhaps Ib can tell us why he has it at 13.

59 posted on 07/23/2012 5:30:37 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: houeto

Do Pentecostals handle snakes?


60 posted on 07/23/2012 5:30:50 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Admin Moderator

re: Post #20. Thank you mods. You’re the greatest!


61 posted on 07/23/2012 5:33:28 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I asked the AdminMod to remove it and he did right away. Quite outrageous. I have empathy for the mom. It has to be just killing her inside.


62 posted on 07/23/2012 5:38:32 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; kristinn; mnehring
"[ABC News reporter Matthew] Mosk

said today that he awoke Arlene Holmes and informed her that a man, he believed was her son had been arrested in Aurora and asked to confirm their relationship."

This is the same Matthew Mosk of MD4BUSH infamy. The bad penny turns up again!

Maryland's O'Malley Affair -- MD4BUSH and Ryan O'Doherty

MD4BUSH keyword

See Also:

FR Exclusive- Possible "Journolist" activism hit here

Sarah Palin Uses PAC to Buy Her Own Book (as did Hillary Clinton with Living History)

63 posted on 07/23/2012 5:43:53 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: IbJensen
Do Pentecostals handle snakes?

Not any that I've ever seen. Why do you ask?

64 posted on 07/23/2012 6:05:00 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is my “surprised” face.


65 posted on 07/23/2012 6:10:34 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: IbJensen

I am not taking up for ABC, but if the mother really said what was reported wouldn’t it make it easier to file a lawsuit against the family for “prior knowledge” in a wrongful death lawsuit?

So I guess she would want to back track.


66 posted on 07/23/2012 6:11:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: IbJensen; doug from upland
Do Pentecostals handle snakes?

Please don't waste your time answering my last question. You are making an implication about my younger brother that is a Christian preacher. I have no more time nor interest in any further conversation with you.

doug from upland got your post pulled so that makes me a happy camper. Thanks doug!

67 posted on 07/23/2012 6:12:15 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EEGator

Right next to it! San Diego would be four hours different than New York.


68 posted on 07/23/2012 6:12:40 PM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Skeez

If ABC wants to bring politics into this incident, they would do better to ask why Jimmy Carter began to process of defunding and closing down State Mental Hospitals nationwide. For all intents and purposes, Jimmy Carter created street people. Those who were once institutionalized are now living on the streets and roaming free like James Holmes to beg, kill and maim. The criteria for admission to these institutions were that the person was either incapable of caring for him/herself, a danger to him/herself, or a danger to others. James fell into category #3 and, in another era, may have been put away but now, thanks to Jimmy, parents like Jimmy’s have no recourse and no help. While our taxes have gone through the moon, this is just one more service that has been discontinued.


69 posted on 07/23/2012 6:16:46 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: gnickgnack2

Are you sure about that?


70 posted on 07/23/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: houeto

I think we both got it pulled, my friend. It was outrageous and heartless as can be.


71 posted on 07/23/2012 6:22:47 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Oh my! I remember this well..


72 posted on 07/23/2012 6:29:24 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Thank goodness someone’s memory still works - great post! ;-)


73 posted on 07/23/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: MEG33

As soon as I saw Mosk I remembered. This guy is from the Clinton school of ethics! He’s a bum.


74 posted on 07/23/2012 6:34:38 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Tunehead54

Thanks!


75 posted on 07/23/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Red_Devil 232

What did the poster say in general?


76 posted on 07/23/2012 6:43:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: houeto

It would be a waste of time to attempt to answer your question.

Good work by you and ‘Doug’ for pulling my comment.

I still believe that parental guidance in a child’s life rarely results in a mass murderer or a jailbird.


77 posted on 07/23/2012 6:57:54 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen

James Holmes wanted to be just like you and get a PhD. ;-)


78 posted on 07/23/2012 7:00:35 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: IbJensen
I still believe that parental guidance in a child’s life rarely results in a mass murderer

Mass murders go on DAILY in abortion clinics on the defenseless. And they only exist because voters support politicians who allow it.

79 posted on 07/23/2012 8:29:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Bratch

Thank you


80 posted on 07/23/2012 9:22:48 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: IbJensen; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
"Obviously, James is responsible but his mother knows her son was a powder keg." - GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Perhaps, like GeorgeWashingtonsGhost, many have drawn some inference from the false information spread by ABC news. This sick man's mother likely had no idea whatsoever that her son would go off the rails and kill as he did. Read about it, it is here on FR.

Now, you both look worse than this mother does - give it a rest, take it elsewhere on the net. But drop it here.

81 posted on 07/23/2012 9:32:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another screwup that will go unpunished. Do they have ANY professionals at ABC, or are they all Ted Baxter wannabes?


82 posted on 07/23/2012 9:44:07 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: IbJensen
As promised to you in my reply to your objection to my private freepmail:

“I don’t know what you said, it was deleted before I read this thread.

I was curious, so I went back through your posts and found a “parental responsibility related” thread, and this post of yours:

“Mrs. Pitts is a lady of honor; her son is the pitts. “

Mr. and Mrs Holmes are likely enduring a level of parental hell that equals or even exceeds the pain of the death of their child.

You desperately need to sip from the cup of STFU, and step away from the keyboard.”

So IbJensen, here is my promised very public responce to your "presumed to be vicious attack" against a Mrs. Holmes.

STFU! Yes, this is FreeRepublic, and yes, most of us stand by our words. You, sir or madamn, have overplayed your hand in a game you don't understand, but think others are playing. I hope you invite me to your heartfelt OPUS. I will, of course, not deign to acknowledge your passing. ROTFLMAO!

83 posted on 07/23/2012 9:52:10 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice. Family lawyer’s name is Damiani.


84 posted on 07/23/2012 9:54:26 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For every time they get caught, their must be half a dozen incidents where they don’t.


85 posted on 07/23/2012 10:06:42 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Admin Moderator; houeto; IbJensen; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Regardless of evidence, the straight-up misinformation, rumor and total reckless speculation in regards to this event, made me recoil.
86 posted on 07/23/2012 10:07:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Ping to my 83.


87 posted on 07/23/2012 10:20:20 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: sarasmom
I read it.

Most everyone are blown away at events such as this. It's just horrifying.

But when ya got all kinds of people, from all political corners attempting to assign the bad guy to every group they happen to dislike, regardless of evidence is disturbing. Then pointing finger of blame at everyone else is distracting is just not reasonable.

I responded below to a comment last Saturday regarding what the shooters Mother said:

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""Usually when something like this happens the parents are always in complete denial but not this mother, she knew right away with “Yeah you have the right guy.” Not an ounce of surprise from her""

This likely occurred when they contacted her, attempting to confirm his ID through her, describing him, his place of residence, car etc, with her likely saying, Yes, that's him.

This is likely no big deal.

127 posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 11:04:19 PM by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit) [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 117 | View Replies | Report Abuse]

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I was close, but the mom said, "You got the right person" referring to *herself*.

People right here, were blowing this way out of proportion, based strictly on what the media told them about what the Mom said, which turned out to be twisted and false.

Take care.

88 posted on 07/23/2012 10:44:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: sarasmom

link

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2909197/posts?page=127#127


89 posted on 07/23/2012 10:46:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seems more like outright saying than ‘suggesting’.


90 posted on 07/24/2012 4:13:03 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: evets

LOLOL! Breakfast on my keyboard; the cat’ll clean it up. THAT’s funny!


91 posted on 07/24/2012 4:44:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: IbJensen

I have to agree. I know of a couple who have done everything to get their mid-20s, mentally ill son back into his old, stressful job - which he left after suffering a psychotic break - because they don’t want him living in their house. That’s just not how they envisioned their lives going. I’m sad for their son’s illness, but the sympathy dissipated when I realized they do not care what risk and stress they heap upon the rest of society through their denial and selfishness.

I haven’t heard of Holmes being diagnosed as mentally ill, but his behavior in the courtroom was consistent with the side effects of psychotropic drugs.


92 posted on 07/24/2012 5:57:36 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: Belle22

I stated, apparently too boldly for other website ‘moderates’ that the parents of this orange-haired killer bear some responsibility for what they created.

I pointed out that the cost in human life by this inhuman monster is catastrophic; however, when one considers the millions upon millions of dollars trying this creature through the courts, paying off the psychiatrists, and housing him for the rest of his unnatural life the crime becomes much larger.

I did, in fact, lay a lot of blame on the mother (and father) for this outrage against decent human beings.


93 posted on 07/24/2012 5:58:29 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: sarasmom

Just two suggestions for the mother of Sara:

Try the spell check if you are unsure of your spelling.

Stop privately emailing people even if you don’t share their opinions as to the culpability of parents in matters like this mass, insane murder spree.

Your ignorance is enormous.


94 posted on 07/24/2012 6:08:29 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Admin Moderator

I haven’t read what GW’s ghost wrote, but I intend to abide by your suggestion.

Case closed.


95 posted on 07/24/2012 6:12:27 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

It is worse than that. Not only did ABC get wrong her comment about having the right person.

Arlene Holmes says she specifically told ABC that she did not know if the shooter was her son. ABC intentionally refused NOT to report specific words with the mother denying knowledge that it was her son.

ABC had clarifying information all along and refused to broadcast it.

They are a joke.

96 posted on 07/24/2012 6:13:46 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: P-Marlowe
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.

It is worse than that. Not only did ABC get wrong her comment about having the right person.

Arlene Holmes says she specifically told ABC that she did not know if the shooter was her son. ABC intentionally CHOSE NOT to report specific words with the mother denying knowledge that it was her son.

ABC had clarifying information all along and refused to broadcast it.

They are a joke.

97 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: IbJensen

In the case I know of, the doctors are complicit. If he were older, they’d declare him disabled, but because he’s in his 20s they want to roll the dice & hope he won’t turn violent. The parents know he isn’t “better” and they know how tough it is to interact with him. But they don’t want his condition discussed with his co-workers. So those who work with him are just flying blind.

I am surprised to see such PC bullying taking place on Free Republic. The posters are pre-occupied with seeing who can portray themselves as the most charitable, which seems phony and is boring to read, frankly. We
don’t know what the mother knew, but she’s a good candidate to know
something. ABC has proven it can’t be relied on as a source, but she also has a motive to re-write the conversation. Time will tell.


98 posted on 07/24/2012 6:18:25 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Inaccuracy? That’s what they’re calling ABC’s continual manipulation of fact? HA! Lawyers should use the ABC defense, “Your honor, my client did not lie under oath, his statement was merely inaccurate!”


99 posted on 07/24/2012 6:24:14 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Admin Moderator
I suggest you read about his mother fearing that her adopted son James was disturbed for years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178304/James-Holmes-Gunman-used-police-evidence-bags-hand-puppets-mother-admits-feared-disturbed-years.html

100 posted on 07/24/2012 1:14:07 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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