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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 did not include the apology. "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 initial statement read......
On Good Morning America, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same--and ABC News has led the way. ...... [continues]
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by xuenchen
That was a disgraceful move by ABC to even speculate without vetting their info. It doesn’t matter that they have apologized because the damage is done. How many dumb sheeple heard that today and are telling all of their friends about it right now? The seed was planted and it will grow in certain circles.
What they did was intentional and irresponsible but I would expect nothing more from ABC!
Originally posted by neo96
Check this out the White House flag is flying at half mast did they do that for Brian Terry or all those people who have died from the Guns in Fast and Furious, and the 50,000 Mexican nationals who died from their gun dealing?
Seriously "never letting a crisis go to waste" get read for tougher gun laws it is definately coming between the Gifford Shooting,The Colorado shootings. and FAF.edit on 20-7-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)