Hadn't seen anyone mention the conflict about the Tea Party misrepresentation from ABC. Misreporting is common in the first stages of any breaking
news. It is called the fog of war, or the fog of battle. Everyone wants to be the first, much like the competition to make threads on ATS, as we have
all witnessed. ie: "Already been posted HERE".
When blatant misreporting errors happen, news agencies like ABC must retract to save face.
When slight errors happen, and they are spread far and wide, there is no way to retract. Once the fire is spread, they simply quit reporting on it,
and it slips off into never, never land. You are witnessing that happening.
Cover up? Not so sure.
The Asian kid was found by police, and was interviewed, and found to not be any threat. He was soon released. The only part that made no sense to me
was he allegedly made a call to police threatening violence if the shooter was not released. The call was allegedly traced through an IP back through
a router. Was it Skyped? Why did they let him go if he threatened violence? Isn't that not... legal? Was it another timed app call from the shooter?
It leaves a lot of questions.
The cell phone call in the theater? There are apps to call yourself and make it look like someone else called you. You can set these calls on a timer
like an alarm clock. You can even set up timed texts to make it look like hot girls are texting you. He very well could have used an app like this to
make it look like he got a call to give the "appearance" of an excuse to leave the theater, ie: to avoid disrupting the movie.
The questions about why did he get all the body armor to just give up to police? I have a reasonable explanation for that, as well. He was wearing a
costume. The body armor was not real. Just google/bing COSPlay SWAT costume. I think this is a very logical possibility, because along with the orange
hair and his known penchant for online gaming, he most certainly knew of COSPlay.
Oh, and how did he have the money for all the gear? He blew his grant on gear and the apartment set-up, hence wy he was about to be evicted, and maybe
even why he had to drop out of his courses.
James Holmes Received $26K Grant From Bethesda-Based National Institutes of Health
July 24, 2012 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) - James Holmes, the alleged gunman in the recent theater shooting that left 12 dead in Aurora, Colo., was previously awarded a
$26,000 federal grant.
ABC President: Ross report hurts coverage
By DYLAN BYERS | 7/24/12 2:44 PM EDT
ABC News president Ben Sherwood told staff today that last Friday's incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network's otherwise excellent
coverage of the Colarado theater shooting, network sources tell POLITICO.
In addition to Ross's report, ABC News now faces a conflicting claim from the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes. Arlene
Holmes issued a statement yesterday alleging that ABC's Matthew Mosk mischaracterized her when he reported that she had identified her son as the
edit on 24-7-2012 by Libertygal because: dang brackets