Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

ABC News apologizes for 'incorrect' Tea party report
Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 07/20/2012 10:24:18 AM PDT by God luvs America

Edited on 07/20/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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, rather than apologize, wrote: "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 statement appeared at first to be an attempt byt the network to abdicate responsibility for the report.

[excerpt]


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abcnews; aurorashooting; banglist; batmanshooting; brianross; enemedia; jamesholmes; jimholmes; liars; mediabias; mediamalpractice; teaparty; teapartyshooter
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-173 last
To: God luvs America

151 posted on 07/20/2012 4:22:20 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tiki

152 posted on 07/20/2012 4:25:48 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 101 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone
amazing how fast they could “use investigative journalism” and find this out, yet no attempt to confirm...
birth records
college transcripts
ssn
passport info etc...

Excellent point!!

153 posted on 07/20/2012 4:48:11 PM PDT by dmd25
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Last night’s mass murder in a Colorado theater, without a doubt, is a horrific and unspeakable tragedy. However, as much as I grieve for the victims, their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object – guns – rather than the actual lawbreaker…James Holmes. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – case and point, immediately blaming the Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be stripped away by whipping public anger into a vacuum of mass hysteria. These same constitutional terrorists, who can’t keep drugs off the streets, let alone out of our schools, would leave us at the mercy of thugs and lowlife opportunists, not to mention vulnerable to government tyranny; Thomas Jefferson’s most profound reason for defending our right to bear arms. In essence, gun control is the final lynch pin in the left’s ultimate goal of uncontested subjugation.

The real tragedy in this endless debate is that the media never reports how times firearms save lives, feed families, foil crimes, and guard freedom around the globe. I could not imagine lying awake at night, knowing my family was at the mercy of some deranged intruder while I was powerless to protect them. I’m an American, a patriot, a law abiding citizen, and there’s a reason why I keep a Glock 20/10mm beside my bed at night: I refuse to be a statistic. And just in case you want one, over 50 million gun owners did not commit a crime last night. You do the math.

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.” George Washington


154 posted on 07/20/2012 4:49:43 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Last night’s mass murder in a Colorado theater, without a doubt, is a horrific and unspeakable tragedy. However, as much as I grieve for the victims, their families, I refuse to blame an inanimate object – guns – rather than the actual lawbreaker…James Holmes. Liberals live to shamelessly politicize such tragedies – case and point, immediately blaming the Tea Party – hoping our Second Amendment rights will be stripped away by whipping public anger into a vacuum of mass hysteria. These same constitutional terrorists, who can’t keep drugs off the streets, let alone out of our schools, would leave us at the mercy of thugs and lowlife opportunists, not to mention vulnerable to government tyranny; Thomas Jefferson’s most profound reason for defending our right to bear arms. In essence, gun control is the final lynch pin in the left’s ultimate goal of uncontested subjugation.

The real tragedy in this endless debate is that the media never reports how mnay times firearms save lives, feed families, foil crimes, and guard freedom around the globe. I could not imagine lying awake at night, knowing my family was at the mercy of some deranged intruder while I was powerless to protect them. I’m an American, a patriot, a law abiding citizen, and there’s a reason why I keep a Glock 20/10mm beside my bed at night: I refuse to be a statistic. And just in case you want one, over 50 million gun owners did not commit a crime last night. You do the math.

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.” George Washington


155 posted on 07/20/2012 4:53:06 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Tell him your thoughts...

http://twitter.com/BrianRoss


156 posted on 07/20/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

2nded, sue the crap out of them.


157 posted on 07/20/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by Monorprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan

Done!

“@BrianRoss You are a pathetic excuse for a “broadcast journalist” and should be fired for hate speech on a day of mourning!”


158 posted on 07/20/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 156 | View Replies]

To: LUV W
“@BrianRoss You are a pathetic excuse for a “broadcast journalist” and should be fired for hate speech on a day of mourning!”

Wow! That is a GREAT Tweet to @BrianRoss

I hope the ABC execs see it and all the others and consider getting rid of the man.

159 posted on 07/20/2012 6:42:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: LUV W
Check out this one somebody posted:

Breaking: .@BrianRoss arrested for assault of family member. Oh wait: That's another Brian Ross! bit.ly/O2J6ep— Matthew Sheffield (@mattsheffield) July 20, 2012


160 posted on 07/20/2012 6:46:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan

Thank you....and thanks for supplying the link. I hope his bosses fire him, too. This is NOT a random false report for him...there is a pattern here of hatred of anyone not liberal.

Of course, his bosses probably feel the same way, unfortunately. :(


161 posted on 07/20/2012 7:53:32 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 159 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Time to boycott ABC News sponsors and write them and tell them why. Anyone have a list?


162 posted on 07/20/2012 8:29:05 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Assault
He’s like the kind of kid you wanted to smack when you were in 3rd grade.

Yeah, I held off until the 8th grade before I smacked him.

163 posted on 07/20/2012 9:08:29 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 130 | View Replies]

To: Impala64ssa

” Be sure your brains are engaged before putting your mouths in gear.”

WHAT brains???/s;) Seriously the response should be, “Sorry ABC. Apology not accepted. Our lawyers wii be in contact with yours”.


164 posted on 07/20/2012 10:04:33 PM PDT by Frank_2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hey Brian Ross....

Piss Off.

I dont accept your Fake appology

You Lying Commie Rat.


165 posted on 07/20/2012 11:51:15 PM PDT by LtKerst
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Their entire staff should be fired and left to fend for themselves in their own Obamaville that they wish for the rest of us.


166 posted on 07/21/2012 1:11:08 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ealgeone

Maybe they'll put Dupnik on the case?

167 posted on 07/21/2012 1:39:22 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 113 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Done On Purpose with the intent to be the first media outlet to get political mileage out of it. Brian Ross needs to read this link for more “story” ideas:

http://marcchamot.blogspot.com/2012/07/radical-left-wing-registered-democrat.html#!/2012/07/radical-left-wing-registered-democrat.html

Radical Left-Wing & Registered Democrat, Obama Supporter, Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater


168 posted on 07/21/2012 6:33:12 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam & OWS Wants You Dead!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

You should have back up for your bull.


169 posted on 07/21/2012 6:40:54 AM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 137 | View Replies]

To: angcat

Guess you still don’t get it. Brian Ross should have had back up for HIS bull. And since he didn’t, how would he like it if someone “identified” him as a sex offender. What’s good for the goose.....


170 posted on 07/21/2012 9:51:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 169 | View Replies]

Keep FR Running
Fight back.
Counter the MSM spin machine.

171 posted on 07/21/2012 2:57:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

Not good enough; they should start firing from the top all the way down.


172 posted on 07/23/2012 9:40:49 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: God luvs America

There’s a “Jim Holmes” in the Tea Party?

There are TWO men named “Brian Ross” listed in the DoJ National Sex Offender Public Website.

Just sayin’...


173 posted on 07/23/2012 3:30:22 PM PDT by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-173 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson