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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re: Post #20. Thank you mods. You’re the greatest!
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.
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!
Not any that I've ever seen. Why do you ask?
This is my “surprised” face.
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.
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!
Right next to it! San Diego would be four hours different than New York.
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.
Are you sure about that?
I think we both got it pulled, my friend. It was outrageous and heartless as can be.
Oh my! I remember this well..
Thank goodness someone’s memory still works - great post! ;-)
As soon as I saw Mosk I remembered. This guy is from the Clinton school of ethics! He’s a bum.
What did the poster say in general?
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.
James Holmes wanted to be just like you and get a PhD. ;-)
Mass murders go on DAILY in abortion clinics on the defenseless. And they only exist because voters support politicians who allow it.