‘Shameless’: ABC News baselessly smears Tea Party with unverified ‘report’

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Shortly after this morning’s tragic shooting in an Aurora, CO movie theater, federal law enforcement officials reported that the suspect was in custody. James Holmes, a 24-year-old white male, is the masked gunman responsible for taking the lives of 12 people early Friday morning. The FBI is currently reporting that Holmes acted alone, has no significant criminal history, and they do not believe he is associated with any known terrorist organizations. The motive of the shooter is currently unknown.

Despite the information provided by officials in Colorado, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media to lose focus from the loss of human life and begin politicizing the tragic events.

“There are many reports now on who this shooter was because there seems to be quite a few James Holmes in the Aurora area. In fact, I believe there are 30 of them. But that hasn’t stopped the media from saying, “Oh, it’s this one. It’s this one. It’s this one. Look at this website.” Some media outlets are just posting Facebook pages and they don’t even know if they have the right guy,” Glenn told listeners this morning.

One of the ‘James Holmes’ who has been selected at random by the “journalists” in the mainstream media posted this on his Facebook page this morning:

“Dearest random Facebook people who keep confusing me for a mass murderer and yet still send me Facebook requests. I appreciate the fact that you’re trying to become better informed about the occurrences last night in Aurora, but you have been somewhat misled in that I am not the man who did it. I am not 24 year old gun slinging killer from Aurora. I’m a 22 year old book slinging mass eater in Littleton, somewhat distinct I would assume. But I would appreciate it if you would read this particular post and not assume that it would be interesting to be friends with someone on Facebook who is very possibly going to be probably going to be in jail and not be able to confirm your friend request anyway. Or even be friends with his girlfriend. In the picture it’s him and his girlfriend. Or even be friends with his girlfriend who had the rather interesting experience of having to tell someone she had a job interview with that she is not, in fact, dating a serial killer. James Holmes happens to be a pretty common name, surprisingly. So try not to jump the gun.”

After hearing this Pat pointed out that ABC News clearly didn’t take this advice.

Brian Ross, “Chief Investigative Correspondent” for ABC News, didn’t spend much time covering the victims of the theater shooting this during ABC’s live coverage (or from his personal Twitter account), instead he took an unverified “report” (otherwise known at ABC as a Google search) to try and connect James Holmes to the Colorado Tea Party.

Ross was 100% inaccurate in his statement, which has now been retracted, but that won’t stop the smear from continuing to spread.

Here is Brian Ross’ statement this morning on ABC:

“There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.”

Watch the video:

One of the first things Glenn said this morning on his radio program was that someone would jump on this tragedy and use it for their own political narrative – ABC News was that outlet.

Stu described it as “some of the worst reporting I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”

“I have to tell you if I’m Jim Holmes and that is my Tea Party website, I as a Tea Party and I as Jim Holmes sue ABC News. I sue them,” Glenn said. “It’s time to teach these people a lesson. Sue them. You smeared me nationally. You’ve smeared the Tea Party organization nationally. You have taken a crisis and made it into a political statement. You don’t even know. And what good does that information do anyone? None. It does none.”

ABC News has retracted the comments and issued this apology:

“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 and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.”

Brian Ross isn’t the only public figure trying to turn this into a political event. Twitchy has statements from others pushing for gun control and pointing fingers in the wake of the massacre.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So the political culpability of the ABC News has shown once again; this is a deliberate swipe at the tea party for the sake of their own agenda. The damage is done from the instant the words are made as a proclamation; and no matter what, the man and the tea party group he belongs to will now be irrevocably linked to the shooting.

    No matter what.

    This is one blatant case of absolute irresponsible conduct; and even if damages were sought for slander, assuming there is grounds for a court and jury to find deliberate intent by the standard of the law, no monetary compensation will undo the slaughter of reputation.

    In one calculated move for ratings, the ABC News has irrevocably done harm to these people.

    This is one of the things wrong with America today, and one more thing the leftists need to be held to account for by the people.

  • Anonymous

    I agree.
    This evil person should not be labelled or associated with anyone until there is verifiable proof.
    The only fact about his shooting is that another crazed person is reeking havoc with an assault weapon legalized due to the hard work of the NRA!!

  • Anonymous

    Victim(s)  RULES of The Collectivist Party
     
    ‘Never let a Crisis Go To Waste’ , is the Motto of Disgraced ABC News when blaming the Tea Party for this mass killing.
     
     Rules for the Collective Good of the Party:
        If the Victim(s) of  Event(s) can be Exploited to Enhance the Image or Ideal of the Collectivist Party , the Victim(s) will be fully Exploited . If the Victim(s) of Event(s) do Not enhance the Image or Ideals of the Collectivist Party , the Victim(s) will be Denied , Ignored, or Blamed.

    Update: This domestic terrorist in Colorado might be a registered democrat.

  • Anonymous

    and..
    “shameless”?!
    Really?!
    This coming from glenn beck’s racist and bigoted trap?!
    Didn’t glenn beck just invite and support his crazed tea party idiot bachmann by trying to attack and tear down Huma Benedin?
    Who the fuck does this racist and bigoted asshole think he is?!

  • No Bones About It

    Is it any different than Glenn Becks smear on Tea Party when he said the following:

    “If you have a big government progressive, or a big government
    progressive in Obama… ask yourself this, Tea Party: is it about Obama’s
    race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him (Obama)
    but you’re for this guy (Newt), it must be about race. I mean, what else is it?
    It’s the policies that matter.”

    I guess you could say it wasn’t really a smear, it was “only” propaganda to trick the Tea Party into voting for Mitt. If one truly does look at the policies (Gingrich vs. Romney) they tell a complete different story than the one Glenn has portrayed. Newt is no Big Governemt Progressive while Mitt is in fact one.

    Why wouldn’t it be as equally racist to vote for Romney over Obama? As “Republicans”, have we become like the left and have different standards for different people or do we hold everyone to the same standard? We must hold our own accountable or the GOP will continue to degrade and slide to the left.

    Beck is a propagandist that uses these stories as red meat to feed his hungry audience. He is guilty of the same offense.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Glenn went on a crusade against pop culture and Hollywood recently? You better have some good damage control in place. Beck, scramble.

  • Anonymous

    Seems this Jim Holmes who happens to be 24 years old is a member of the
    OWS crowd that was supported by DNC while the Jim Holmes who is a member
    of the Tea Party is 58 Years old. Funny how the left attempts to cover
    there tracks by blaming the Tea Party without proof each and every time.
    So far after blaming the Tea Party each time something happens, it has
    turned out the person or persons involved are Leftist.
    With The
    Obummer in charge, We all know this country’s a disaster. We all know
    this economy’s a disaster. We all know it’s not Bush’s fault. We all
    know that Obama hasn’t the slightest clue what he’s doing. None of that
    matters to the Socialist Media. Keeping Republicans out of power is
    all that matters to them. No matter what else happens, that’s all that
    matters.The Socialist News Media are oriented toward two things:
    advancing the Democrat/Socialist Party and whoever runs it — in this
    case, Barack Obama — and, at the same time, defeating, embarrassing and
    humiliating the Republicans and conservatives. Those are the two things
    that are the daily objectives of the media in this country. The media
    today is simply the implementation arm of the Democrat/Socialist Party.
    They are simply executing a political agenda, pure and simple, and
    nothing more.

  • Anonymous

     wow. you just really made yourself look stupid with that post. glenn was referring to what the left/media will portray that circumstance. not his personal view but rather what the spin will be. you should really get your facts before posting. you wouldn’t make yourself out to be such an idiot if you did.

  • Anonymous

     hey, you didn’t make that post. someone else helped you make that post.

  • No Bones About It

    Did Glenn not smear the Tea Party himself? Yes or no?

  • SoThere

    Here we go again.  Liberals turning this tragedy into a political statement.  Do away with the 2nd amendment.
    This is the face of the Liberal Progressives in this country, don’t let a tragedy go to waste.  
    Save America, Vote Conservative.

  • SoThere

    Folks, strtlk is the vulgar face of the Liberal Progressives.  These are the people supporting those in power in Government.
    Save America, vote Conservative.
    You’re sick strtlk, get some help.

  • Anonymous

    But when Bachmann smears Muslims without proof it it’s okay? Beck, you are a hypocrite. You should retire to your little Apocalypse bunker and spend the rest of your days there predicting the end of America and the world. We will miss you, I promise.

  • Anonymous

    Yup. Exactly.

  • http://misfitpolitics.co/ Corran Horn

    Shameless left trying to make something stick that is not there. It is sickening that the left would use this to attack people that disagree with them. You know the editors at ABC ask the researchers to try to make the sick to the tea party and make it sound believable.

  • Anonymous

    You are such a stupid, ignorant fool. Did you even bother to read or listen to what Michelle Bachmann said about Mrs Weiner? Of course not. You just listened to the stupid, mindless drivel of the liberal talking heads. Pull your head out of your ass.

  • Anonymous

    You and FineTapestry must have mush for brains. READ OR LISTEN TO WHAT MICHELLE ACTUALLY SAID. She isn’t saying Mrs. Weiner is a part of or is giving the Muslim Brotherhood information, but is questioning how she got security clearance due to her family’s connection to them; her brother, and father were members, and her mother was a member of the Sisterhood. I think that is a valid and fair question to ask. But just ignore all this and pretend all is right with the world and that there is no threat to destory America, from inside and outside forces. Morons.

  • Anonymous

    Demonize and then take.  Sounds familiar.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGJZA6HFIZKBN42EZ6367GH6IM Ajean72

    How many Christians do you know that murder their wives and daughters in honor killings? You’re another useful idiot of the left.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGJZA6HFIZKBN42EZ6367GH6IM Ajean72

     If you actually had brains and knew how to read or comprehend, you’d be dangerous.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGJZA6HFIZKBN42EZ6367GH6IM Ajean72

     So now merely talking about things makes an idiot go into a theater and shoot people up? Seriously????? I would say it’s more like having a president with radical ties, who wages class warfare, and stirs up young impressionable people to fight the powers that be, wouldn’t you? You lefties always act so smart as if you are know more than others and you possess no common sense!

    Hmmm “Did Glenn WENT”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.hill.3950 Kevin Hill

    This should be a suprise to anyone? Have we forgotten the Gabbi Giffords shooting?  All the “news” mouthpieces rushed out to proclain the shooter to be a right wing, racist, Tea Party hatemonger.  All these smear artists should be fired.  But those who run these “news” organizations want this narrative out there, even if they know it’s an outright falsehood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoinettelp Toni Parker

    Well, now doesn’t ABC sound brilliant?  Let’s go ahead and put out assumptions and inuendos and call it the news!!! And this is why Main Stream Media always looks as though they are eating shoe leather most of the time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoinettelp Toni Parker

    And Mr. Ross is an investigative reporter?  I didn’t realize that assumptions, lack of facts, inuendos were considered as real news… I guess that’s why Main Stream Media always looks as though they are always eating shoe leather.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.hill.3950 Kevin Hill

    you mean the standard face of liberal progrssives, don’t you?

  • SoThere

    Not really, he’s a vulgar uneducated moron.

    Well maybe his actions could be considered the standard of Liberal Progressives.

  • http://twitter.com/DunganLarry Larry James Dungan

    “another crazed person is reeking havoc with an assault weapon legalized due to the “HARD WORK” of the “N.R.A”!!    WOW Strtlk, you wouldn’t be trying to BLAME Someone or Some Organization,Without Proof……would you?……Just Asking.

  • Anonymous

    As Barry and Rahm said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001001986979 Brenda Pearson Pepple

    If I was Walt Disney, I would fire this joker, or at least put him in a Goofy costume at the park.

  • http://twitter.com/DunganLarry Larry James Dungan

    Tsk, Tsk, What will your boss Mr. Obama think of you using such Language? Tsk, Tsk!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to the NRA we still have a second amendment. It allows citizens to protect themselves against criminals, enables them to hunt and serves as a buffer against government tyranny. Dictators don’t allow citizens with guns. There are those who believe only government agencies have guns. In Switizerland young men are required to have a gun and it has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. 
    strtlk,You may be thrilled to know the DHS has ordered 450 million hollow point bullets. Happy now?

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least the media kept it quiet that the FT Hood shooter yelled Allah Akbar before his rampage. And Obama stopped the senate investigation into Major Hassan. Phew! That was close!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UTEPJ6LJKHRWSYSFZWCPODCBGQ mudslide

    meh, SOP for them

    I hardly even pay attention to them anymore.

  • http://twitter.com/DunganLarry Larry James Dungan

    That’s why their Ratings are in the TOILET!

  • No Bones About It

    Care to elaborate if you can?

  • Anonymous

    These people are not reporters. They should be fired for this scandal. Imagine the poor guy that is mistaken for the killer. He should sue ABC.
    Now they are going to ask for gun control. I wonder if this gun was one of guns that walked under Eric Holder. If someone had a carry permit, some of those people would be alive because someone would have taken the gunman down. Those people were sitting ducks without anything to protect themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000672492553 Louie Garcia

    you sir are a disgrace

  • http://twitter.com/DunganLarry Larry James Dungan

    Typical Ploy of the LEFT, “If all else Fails, pull the “Race” Card”.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the shooter was an avid fan of ABC News.

    If had to watch ABC News on a regular basis, I would be crazy and deranged too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/billmenikheim William Menikheim

    Well, the left is screaming gun control again. If they had any real common sense, they would realize that if Colorado had a concealed carry or an open carry law, that SOB would have been dead after he shot a couple of people and it would have been a completely different story in the news.

  • No Bones About It

    What you have failed to grasp is that I am not the one who used it. That would be your Prophet Glenn Beck who pulled the race card out.

    If that is the typical ploy of the left as you state, then why did Glenn do it?

  • basso

    This is the same Brian Ross who reported and produced the ABC special report on exploding GM trucks.  Later it was revealed that ABC had installed explosive devices on the trucks.  Google it.

  • Anonymous

    You would think that even these “journalists”  in the msm would eventually realize how unbelievable they have become.  I guess they are under the impression that we don’t have the sense to see beyond their lies to the real reason for their contemptuous diatribes.  Without any qualms, you just forward your ridiculous claims when we know the truth, but you think that somehow we will believe your agenda driven falsehoods.  Be careful what you are wishing for, lest you find yourself in a situation even you will not like.  A slave to Obama and you will be at his mercy.  You will not fare  any better than the rest of us if you get your wish.

  • Anonymous

    Brian Ross needs to go from ABC.  BIAS is so evident, and an embarrassment.  But then, the news media today does not know how to do research before injecting themselves falsely into accusations.

  • Anonymous

    Did you notice the smirk on his face when he said it,like he got something big. These main stream media are a bunch of wack jobs. I hope they all rot in HELL!  To think what these people are going through and all ABC and the Idiot Ross can due is try and make it into a political issue trying to tie it to the Tea Party or anything Conservative. They truly are a bunch of sick wacko left wing Nut Jobs.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s time for ABC to realize that their ship is sinking while tied up to the dock and cuts the spring lines loose before it takes the pier with it. They never learned that you can’t overload the boat with BS and expect it to float

  • ginger

    And the msm wonders why their ratings are in the tank,? They are not news organizations..they are indoctrination slingers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayne-Nielsen/100000024501720 Jayne Nielsen

    Kevin, you summed it up well!  Nice job.  And don’t forget about the guy who shot the Muslim cab driver.  Those same left wing nut jobs accused the shooter of being a “right wing extremist” until the investigation uncovered the shooter was a flaming Liberal. 

    But this is typical Liberal Demwit reporting so no one should be surprised.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Oh, the fantasies you have that would make your world make sense.

  • Anonymous

    And the MSM wonders why newspaper readership and network news viewership continues to decline. Maybe Mr Ross is confused with Johnny Holmes. I hear he was a real good “shooter”

  • Anonymous

    Sure I did. It’s all speculation and smearing. Dangerous stuff, my friend. Very dangerous to start pointing fingers at fellow citizens without real proof. She say “I’m only asking questions” Sure. Freaking suckers and useful idiots you are.

  • http://twitter.com/Falcon16D Dale Larson

    Fire Brian Ross the reporter, oh tea, he is leftist liberal, you cannot firer them for mistakes.

  • http://twitter.com/MichelleBusta10 Michelle Bustaman

    I would fire this joker, or at least put him in a Goofy costume at the park. http://AmazingWayOnlineCash.blogspot.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SHY24XUGC24BFAYI366G3ZDMME B.P.

    Vetted? ABC KNEW the info wasn’t vetted. They said so!!! It is a sick twisted disease that the left has when the very first thing they think of when a horrific event like this occurs is how can they pin it to a right-leaning group or personality, etc. They’re so consumed with hatred and agenda, they don’t even attempt to take the time to due their due dilgence and collect facts before opening their pompous pie hole. Amazingly disgusting. This intentionally slandered Jim Holmes (the one an 8th grader would know wasn’t the 24 yr old shooter) should sue ABC into bankruptcy for intentional slander and intentionally placing his life at risk.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps you should do some research before coming to conclusions.

  • thefireman28

     That’s exactly what I was thinking, if there had been just one person there with a concealed carry license, I’m not saying that there wouldn’t be anyone dead, but there would be less and the shooter would be among them.

  • Anonymous

    Haha. You are the useless idiot. You are part of the same mindless group of fools that completely ignores all the evidence that Obama surrounded/surrounds himself with radicals and that he hates America. So it is completely warranted to ask how Mrs Weiner got her clearance as she comes from a family full of terrorist supporters and with all the purposely disseminated information coming from the White House, I mean leaks, I’m glad there are people asking questions, not blinding believing this lying sack of crap Administration. It must be nice to be so ignorant and blind to what is really going, but hopefully when the veil of stupidity is ripped away, you will realize that people were sounding the alarm and we will be the ones to save the country and pitiful souls like yourself.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The tea party has become, for the leftists, progressives, and Obamaites the new version of the ‘monster under the bed’ and the ‘boogeyman’ of old days. They seek to use and exploite them as scapegoats for all obstructions of their insane agendas, and to present as a target for hate and vitreolic their insane and deceived followers can focus on while being manipulated by the puppet masters.

    Is there grounds for the man so mentioned, and his Tea Party group to sue for libel and defamation?

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen the movie “KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED”?  Any comments?

  • Anonymous

    It must be nice to live with such delusions of grandeur. So tell me more, how are you and your fellow Beckians saving the country?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EMV5MPGVUMQW6KDA5DKUPMZQEQ JHOWA

    well the left screams gun control, however if half the americans in the movie theatre were aloud to carry, number 1 he might not of tried it , number 2 the death toll might not of been as bad and the bad guy wouldnt be running his mouth.  

    Brian ross needs to step down, what he did was delibrate…f his apology.

  • Rex Whitmer

    Haven’t you ever noticed that Left Wing Liberals nearly always act this way!  Take the instance of Bain and Romney’s income tax return.  They went at him full throttle.  He proved them wrong, and did a bit of his own dirt digging.  When it became apparent that there was more dirt on Obama’s side than there ever would be on Romney’s they come out and say that there’s too much of this; lets be friendly.  YEAH, for how long?  They have no case for Obama’s re-election and there is still almost four months to go for the election.  I frankly don’t know how ABC manages to stay afloat!  So far as I can see the only thing they’ve got going for them is their locals.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Ross and Stephanopoulos should resign or be fired by their bosses

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6QF4EPRQBRHBSWN6RVRIRNVZDE Patricia

    Why do people have to be subjected to idiots that are on the networks who try to pass their liberal agenda on the rest of us.  Brian Ross should be fired.  Get rid of the likes of Keith Olbermann before they continue making fools of themselves.  Why not blame the persn who does the killing.  He and only he is to blame for the evil act.

  • Anonymous

    Here goes the main American media again. The fabricated lies will be aired over and over until people become convinced. Let’s see how much we will be hearing on the process of execusion of this case vs the smears like ABCs jumping the gun, no pun intended, in labelling the killer. What’s the latest news about the guy who shot up in Ft Hood?

  • Anonymous

    liberals do not care about truth, only power

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GMLKKNNSGOI5SDMF7UGKKB3ELE mark

    what if his name was john smith

  • Anonymous

    Verification?   This is ABC.  We don’t need no stinking verification!!!!!!

  • FIRST LAST

    we all know he was “afraid of the government and the commies”

  • causa pulchritudinis

     I’m not sure if the shooter in Aurora, CO
    Movie Theater was a Tea Party Member. But I bet when law officials search Jim
    Holmes apartment they will find he was a card carrying delusional Beck
    Follower.

    Like Beck not being in touch with
    reality I’m sure Mr. Holmes was too.

    Beck is seeing Nazis, Commies and
    Muslim around every corner destroying America. America isn’t being destroyed by
    these groups but in Beck’s mind he really believes it and his Looney followers
    believe Beck too!

    Beck even gave Bachmann airtime (No
    other network would give her airtime!) the other day for Bachmann to spew her
    crazy and paranoid thinking that Ms. Huma
    Abedin was a spy for the Mulsim Brotherhood. Bachmann said Ms. Abedin
    was part of this plan to get the Muslim Brotherhood individuals into key
    positions in the U.S. government. LOL.

    Of course, Beck believed everything
    Bachmann spewed out of her mouth true or not.

    I have money on the shooter in
    Aurora, Colorado being a fervent disciple of Beck.

    Of course, Beck is going
    to attack the main stream news media which he used to be a part of until he got
    fired for calling the president a racist. I’m sure Beck is still bitter about
    CEO of FoxNews, Roger Ailes firing him. He had it made at FoxNews with a very
    lucrative salary and a high tech studio for his use. But every day on his
    FoxNews show Beck become more and more unhinged. And him connecting the dots
    all the time on his show finally showed that he was mentally ill.

  • http://www.facebook.com/colleen.sirna Colleen Sirna

    Ends justify means. Communism 101.

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Yeah you are right, Beck is always afraid ot the government and commies.  And don’t forget about his fear of Nazis and Muslims! 
    Beck is so parnoid he is even afraid of his own shadow!

  • Anonymous

    Your an idiot Fine, did YOU even read what Ajean wrote? I’ll repeat the question, how many Chritians MURDER their wives and daughters in HONOR KILLINGS? every link you posted had to do with church officials raping women and boys, even though that is disgusting by itself nopne of them KILLED them in HONOR KILLINGS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Their was a B. Ross connected with treasonous activity, protest against the Government, and linked to manufacturing material for an anti-government group.Clearly the name B. ROSS has a History of this type of rebellion in America, even taking up arms against the Government by a person with the name of B.ROSS.

    Could this be Brian Ross of ABC News? Funny same name and initials?

    No we have found this is not Brian Ross of ABC News but in fact has been positively Identified as. 

    Betsy Ross American Patriot and manufacturer of our earliest National Flag, supporter of a Constitutional Republic and Freedom Fighter for Liberty, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

    Certainly no evidence of any similarity between these to commonly named people. Sorry Brian did not mean to imply you were a Patriot, or Freedom loving American revolutionary. My Bad.

  • Anonymous

    I forget to mention below, the game blame that the media
    is foisting on the American people.  The bias of the ultra-
    liberals, not reporting all of the news and then trying to see
    how they can incorporate what they do report into the
    liberal agenda.

  • Anonymous

    To each monster its own monstrosity.

  • Anonymous

    At 6 am this morning, after watching Fox  News and getting all the right details regarding the tragic shooting, I began wondering how long it would take for the Liberals to blame the Tea Party, as predicted, it didn’t take long. As a new resident here to Fort Myers Florida, the City spent millions of dollars getting ready for the Big Phony to arrive, he was here for less than an hour including travel time, caused major traffic back up’s for hours  and had to leave due to the shooting in Colorado. Now what the hell is he going to do about it? Where was he going? I guess to another $6,000 a plate fund raiser.

  • Anonymous

    And this is why everyone who reads this contacts the FCC ( or go on-line) and fill out a complaint form to stop CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSLSD (MSNBC) from getting their licenses when they are renewed every 5 years.  If we start now, thousands of complaints against each media station would more than likely stall or terminate their licenses.  It would definitely send them a message to stop their Marxist propaganda that emulates the Soviet Pravda.

  • Anonymous

    He’s always on this site using a different name.

  • Anonymous

    Ha Ha! That’s funny!

  • landofaahs

    Brian shows he is just as incompetent at reporting as obama is as president.

  • Anonymous

    On November 22, 1963 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot while part of a motorcade in Dallas, TX.  At that time, I was a college freshman who only had a radio in my dorm room.  As many others did, I listened to the news a lot.  I very clearly remember one of the reporters on our local CBS affiliate making a statement that the assassin was very likely part of some right wing organization.  I wasn’t very politically active or savvy at the time, and the comment just got filed away in my brain.  Now, almost 49  years later, I keep coming back to that memory every time someone tries to link a tragedy such as the Aurora, CO theater shooting to conservatives.  Just like with other lies, if they get told often enough people will believe them.  We must be eternally vigilant to resist such wrong assertions as the one Mr. Ross made.

  • causa pulchritudinis

     

    James Holmes had on a bullet proof
    vest and helmet so what type of gun and bullet would stop this maniac? Probably
    the only gun that that would have stopped him would be a 44 magnum handgun with
    amour piercing bullets. How many Americans are going to care that type of heavy
    lethal weapon and ammo around with them?

    And if you have a smaller caliber
    handgun like a 22 or 38 caliber and you shot at this nut gunman, he would just
    turn around and shot you.

    A grammar tip: the word you should
    have used instead of “aloud” to carry is “allowed” to carry.

    I know you are
    a Beck follower because Beck doesn’t believe in higher education, colleges or
    universities, because he only has a high school diploma. Beck makes fun of
    professors because he feels inferior to them. Yet he imitates professors on his
    TV Shows all the time. LOL.

    Just because
    you don’t agree with Brian Ross he should step down? Maybe Brian Ross was
    correct and Beck is wrong which the case is probably. But your narrow view of
    the world, you can only believe what Beck tells you to think.  You need others to tell you what to think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003348831830 Sandra LeBlanc

    Too bad the news media doesn’t get accurate facts before they open their mouths!!

  • FIRST LAST

     forgot to mention laughtner… hooboy yeh TOTALLY paranoid… perhaps holmes too…

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Why?  Because  Beck doesn’t like the main stream media which he used to belong to before he was fired for his crazy and lunatic ravings, these people are wrong.  Jeez.
    Talk about narrow minded!

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Rex I haven’t noticed you nutty view on Left Wing Liberals.  But like Beck you are probably chasing butterflies. 

  • causa pulchritudinis

    The same could be said about getting rid of Beck.  Yesterday Beck was running around his studio screaming about Romney possibly picking for V.P. Pawlenty.
    How professional is that.  I didn’t see Brian Ross running around his desk screaming.

    Beck’s isn’t very credible when he acts like a 1st grader and runs around and screams.
    Like the time he screamed and lost control of himself when a lady called in who diagreed with him.  Talk about a crazy idiot!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WGLSHY4UQN4FI5JJTGCQ5HZIII shinlee

    More on Brian Ross’ controversial ‘reporting” through the years:

     http://sweetness-light.com/archive/is-brian-ross-a-reliable-reporter

  • Anonymous

    The alphabet media are so grossly biased and slanted, I find it insulting to say the least.  They merely feed pablum to the masses and it is insulting and sickening.
    For ABC to Not FACT check and actually use an Innocent man’s web site and info. is a lawsuit waiting.  Hope the guy takes them for a wild ride.

  • Anonymous

    You agenda filled leftist have no moral barometer by which you live by. Everything you say and do is filtered through the cesspool you have jumped into.  Your a stench that rises to greet even those of us who try to avoid your filth!

    You have not let us down…the fact that you used the heinousness of such tragedy for your own entertainment is sadly expected here. 

    Go throw-up in your own toilet!!!

  • A CONCERNED MARYLANDER

    THE FACT THAT THE REPORT WAS ON ABC{ALL BARACK CHANNEL} IS OF NO SURPRISE.BUT TO HAVE A GOOD INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER LEND HIS NAME TO IT,IS A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT.FOR SOME REASON I SMELL A RAT.I LEARNED THIS AS A TEENAGER.MOST PEOPLE WILL HEAR THE FIRST REPORT BUT NEVER HEAR THE APOLOGY.IN MY OPINION,THIS WAS A CALCULATED GAMBLE BY ABC TO TRY TO HURT THE TEA PARTY.IT’S SAD THAT BRIAN ROSS,WHO HAS ALWAYS HAD A GOOD REPUTATION FOR HIS REPORTING,WOULD ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE USED.RIGHT NOW I’LL GIVE BRIAN THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PW5TORKAMHVXSDIQNSWUIQCKEQ Max_80919

     It does not surprise me at all that the left looks for any scrap of dirt to throw at the Tea Party. They smear and slander and libel any chance they get those they most fear. And they should fear the Tea Party – Americans who believe in America and not Amerika – the only hope America has to recover it foundation.

  • Anonymous

    This ABC joker is just another pawn of the establishment who has a public platform that he uses to advance the liberal agenda. It amazes me that even the liberals have no compassion for those who lost loved ones and/or their lives.  Instead of reporting the facts (which they rarely do), they vilify the innocent and protect the guilty. The liberal establishment has no regard for the truth, only the vitriol they spew out. Have we not truly reached the point in our history where good is evil and evil is good. 

    They are so scared of the Tea Party that they will spread lies knowing that the truth is their enemy. They cannot stand in the light of the truth, so they spin their lies hoping that they will be believed. The problem is there are many Americans who are so blind they can be swayed by those in the media. We don’t think for ourselves, but depend on these jokers to tell us what to think. Have we not repeatedly witnessed a Presidential speech (over the last 20 years) followed by the establishment’s commentator spin doctoring what was said.

    I am old enough to remember a time when reporting the news was important to this country and the newsmen who reported it. It was a time when Walter Cronkite was considered the most trusted newsman in America. Today there is not a network commentator (they are not news reporters anymore) that I would trust as far as I could throw him to report the truth. They have gone the way of the politician. They tell you what they want you to know, not what you need to know. They wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped them in the face. You have to go to independent FOX news to get any semblance of the truth.  

    God help us as a Church to return to Him. That is the only salvation for America. God help us and God bless America.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U35MMIBYX6QYFOYTBWDBXC47DM Julie

    Actually, I think that Obama had a part in it.  All a ploy for gun control.  We need the Bible put back into the schools.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PW5TORKAMHVXSDIQNSWUIQCKEQ Max_80919

    The problem: Obama knows EXACTLY what he is doing. Make no mistake. Don’t listen to what he says but rather what he does. I also hope the 58 year old goes after ABC and Brian Ross and SUES the holy crap out of them. Apologies are too late. retractions are too late. The damage is done. Libel and slander can’t be erased on the feather is ripped open in a wind storm.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U35MMIBYX6QYFOYTBWDBXC47DM Julie

    Jesus is coming, He’s coming again!

  • Anonymous

    AMEN!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PW5TORKAMHVXSDIQNSWUIQCKEQ Max_80919

     The Peoples Republic of Aurora is infested with liberals. While I support concealed carry and open carry (which is or at least use to be a Colorado statute), it seems it wouldn’t have mattered unless you had a Bartlet .50 caliber sniper rifle give the body armor this murderer was wearing. The question I have: How did he wear all this stuff and smuggle in an AR-15 w/100 round magazine, two .40 caliber hand guns AND a shotgun?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PW5TORKAMHVXSDIQNSWUIQCKEQ Max_80919

    …Barrett – I need to work on my proofreading…

  • Roy

    Not only do the Democrats have a habit of mentioning the Tea party or some Republican to be associated with a disaster, they make sure it is a reporter grounded on Socialist/Liberal principals who seem to appear on foreign radio shows to answer questions by the host on American affairs. Thus giving a bias viewpoint on perhaps an already aberrational slanted population. I live in one such country and find the twistered news and views given are disgusting, and the already well indoctrinated people well past any restoring. 

  • Anonymous

    Obama knows what he is doing and he explained in 2008 that he was going to change America and that is what is is doing with the help of Stan and Van and a lot of Democrats that feel the same.  It’s really a shame that we don’t have the Greatest Generation Courage to shut these folks down and get America back on track.

  • http://twitter.com/MollieBe Mollie B

     Yeah, let’s outlaw guns. Then these idiots can buy fertilizer and a few other hardware items, build a bomb and kill everyone in the theater! PEOPLE will ALWAYS find a way to kill. Don’t touch my Second Amendment right!

  • Anonymous

    ABC, CBS, MSNBC ETC. ARE ALL “VULTURES”

  • Anonymous

    It’s just too bad that the 71 year young gentleman in the internet cafe, or someone like him hadn’t been there too!

  • Anonymous

    I have my own headline..Glenn Beck shamelessly  uses Colorado tragedy to bash ABC. Really Glenn? I agree with you most times..but you have crossed the line here. Couldn’t have taken the high road here and waited a few days before going all political? Both Obama and Romney agreed today is not a day for politics..but one for prayer and coming together. And you all on this site can bash me all you want. don’t care. I live in Colorado..and shame on you Glenn.

  • Soulphoenix

    I lodged my complaint here:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3271346&cat=ABCNews.com%20comments 

    Brian Ross and those at ABC who supported him in this are shameless idiots, and should indeed be fired. Valid, contributing members of a healthy Fourth Estate they are NOT. They would have fit in well with the Nazi propaganda machine (and yes, that is a valid historical parallel).

  • Anonymous

    And after reading some of the posts here..shame on  you too….

  • causa pulchritudinis

    I agree putting Beck in a Goofy costume is what he deserves.
    And Beck as the crying clown that he is probably has many Goofy costumes to choice from!

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Beck’s middle name is shameless!

    Beck is still bitter that he used to be part of the mainsteam media but was fired because of his own stupid fault. Now he is part of the lamestream media.
    So any chance Beck can make fun of the mainstream media he shamelessly will.

  • causa pulchritudinis

    That is a lot of fertilizer to bring into a theater with out being seen.

    Never seems the Second Amendment ever prevents innocent people from being shot.
    What’s up with that?

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Yes Jesus is coming so look busy!

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Hey concerned it looks like your caps lock button is broken? 
    Or are you just yelling at everyone when you type your comments.
    Using all caps doens’t get your message across any clearer. DUH!

  • causa pulchritudinis

    Do you have all the dumb things Beck has done through the years too?
    I think Beck has a lot more interesting gaffes, lies and mistakes than Brian Ross.

    I bet Brian Ross didn’t run around his studio, screaming because he read a story he didn’t like.  Beck did it this week with Mitt’s possible V.P. choice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Mecca/100002929522870 Kathy Mecca

    So, as usual, conservatives should just sit back and be trashed I guess.  The problem with waiting to expose the purposeful link of a mass murderer to the tea party is that people walk away with that piece of misinformation and allow it to feed their anger and animosity toward a group of people without ever realizing the error or learning the truth.  Glenn only spoke the truth and the truth has no agenda – it’s not political; it’s not biased; it’s not seeking to cause injury.  It simply is what it is.  If telling the truth is your idea of trashing, I’d say you had better re-examine your own values.

  • causa pulchritudinis

    I see you are a long time Beck follower.  You can’t argue a point but like all of Beck’s low IQ followers, you can throw insults.  And you use the same language as Beck uses because you can’t think on your own.  You have to have Beck tell you what to think.

    Just what I expect from a nutty Beck follower!

  • Anonymous

     Right..12 dead, 58 injured and all you take away is that Colorado doesn’t have a concealed carry law. How about someone else shooting into a crowded theater trying to shoot him in the dark…maybe a little compassion first..before you start criticizing MY state.. Didn’t see any prayers for the victims in your post..

  • Anonymous

    What do you expect from the communist. Oh, you don’t like me calling him a communist? He reports the template of the lame stream media which is really Pravda West. Without waiting for the facts he assumes and just puts it out there and I bet hoping with every fiber of his being it was a Tea Party member. Yes , the  old news media is as communist as you can buy. Shame, shame , shame on Brian Ross. No scruples at all , he has bought the party line, welcome comrade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671310394 Jon David McBride

     So very clever, you are!  See how you managed to twist words to point the finger at Beck.  Wow!  What genius! 

  • Anonymous

    “ABC News has retracted the comments and issued an apology:” , yeah, right!! ; after the damage they intended to cause has already been done! SUE THE B$STARDS and teach them a hard lesson. You’re a complete fool if you don’t!

  • Anonymous

     You are an idiot.  If Brian Ross was correct, why would ABC issue a retraction and apologize.  I mean really?  Are you that stupid or maybe it’s just that you are so far up Obama’s butt that all crap smells good to you.

  • Anonymous

    Ooops!  Guess the LSM should go back to vetting Obama.  Oh, wait.  They didn’t check that out

    either, did they?    Oh, well, another day, another lie/untruth.      I figured if there was some way

    for the media to pin this tragedy on a Rep*. (or presumed one), they would jump at the chance.

    However, if he was ”presumed to be a Dem.”, you could be sure the media would be silent.

    *Or a (gasp) Tea Party member.

  • Anonymous

     Rather chase butterflies than follow turds like you do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGJZA6HFIZKBN42EZ6367GH6IM Ajean72

     Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares..12 dead..58 injured. Let’s focus on what is important , please

  • Anonymous

     Your posts are usually spot on..but if you want to talk about exploitation..how about those using this tragedy, less than 24 hrs later, to extoll concealed carry laws..and how that some how could have made a difference.Maybe it would have..or maybe shooting into a darkened theater wouldn’t have been the best idea. How about compassion first..save the outrage for a more appropriate time..

  • Anonymous

    Like a good leftist, you have learned name calling and twisting words. AND you’ve managed to do both in one post!   Flip you a tuna.  Btw, the proper word in your post should be “choose.”  You might want to work on your ignorance of the English language…your stupidity is showing.

  • Anonymous

    I’m all for protecting your own..but nobody see’s something wrong with a guy buying 6,000 ( that’s right..6 thousand rounds) of ammo as well as a complete set of body armor..unchecked? Armor included his neck, shins, etc…Should there not have been a flag some where?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581834054 Ginny Auldridge

     smell a law suit aginst ABC news

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548488717 Spencer Ashley-Muir Cotter

    It’s sad that people are already politicizing this.  I knew people would start to politicize this, but people are still in surgery, in ICU and there hasn’t even been the first funeral yet.  There are countless articles already saying more gun control, and various authors I follow on FB are spouting off BS about gun control.  You can tell by their posts they know nothing about guns, and might not even know which end to stand behind.  Why can’t we at least give people time to mourn and come out of shock before the soap boxes come out.

  • Anonymous

     I’m sure the families of the 12 dead and 58 injured will care about a lawsuit against ABC. That’s what’s important now, right?

  • Anonymous

     Couldn’t agree more..as my previous posts have stated. Glad to hear a calming voice amongst the insanity..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002012942392 Kelly Caudle

    I heard of this tragedy first thing this morning and on the way to work thought of all the ways the anti-gun types would play it to their advantage. I, however, never thought that the left would use it to hammer on the tea party. Heck, I would have to beat my head against a brick wall ten or eleven times to come up with something so stupid.

    If this is the best Brian Ross can do, maybe it’s time he went back to high school and serve as a reporter for their paper. National concerns are obviously out of his skill range. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEEZHLZXDBKY32GMP6JQJJGITM Gwen N

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the familes of this tragedy.  This is a Friday.  With all the news focused on Colorado today, what has our little dictator signed into law today????

  • snappie

    I read the title and that’s it. Please they are going to blame whomever they think is a weak link….. This Tea Party is NOT weak so go ahead tell you garbage, Actions speak louder then words and BABY “We the PEOPLE are going to TAKE ACTION come November.

  • Anonymous

    An apology is nothing.  Not only should Brian Ross and ABC be sued for slander and defamation of character(and as Mr Holmes is not a public figure, he is entitled to pursue this type of lawsuit) but Brian Ross and his producer hould be fired IMMEDIATELY!  When Dan Rather lied about President Bush, he was fired.  Ross has to go!

  • Anonymous

     Nice..you just did the same thing your complaining they did..

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidWayneCrittenden David Crittenden

    ABC is so worried about the Tea Party variable that they are having delusions.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidWayneCrittenden David Crittenden

     Aurora has a gun ban.  It obviously didn’t work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junart-Sodoy/100000250996895 Junart Sodoy

    They got it all wrong.  The shooter was a graduate student who snapped after he did the math on his student debt load and realizing the loans cannot be discharged through bankruptcy and the job outlook in today’s climate is so poor that he will have to default.  After finding out he was an indentured servant for life with no way of getting out, he went nuts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidWayneCrittenden David Crittenden

     http://www.yaf.org/Holmes_CO_Gun_Control.aspx

    According to the Young America’s Foundation, Aurora has a gun ban.

    From
    Young America’s Foundation.. “Turns out, Aurora’s gun ban didn’t work.
    To those using these tragic murders to destroy the 2nd amendment, get
    your facts straight.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidWayneCrittenden David Crittenden

    From Young America’s Foundation.. “Turns out, Aurora’s gun ban didn’t work. To those using these tragic murders to destroy the 2nd amendment, get your facts straight.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/DavidWayneCrittenden David Crittenden

    Is ABC and the Alphabet networks desperate? They must be delusional.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone remember the Norway mass killer’s words upon capture?  His words were something to the effect that  ”There are many more of us out there.”.  Needs looking into and shame on ABC’s Brian Ross. His job is to report facts without innuendos.  . 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DN2FTE57IFBWHERXLOIHNYTJMI Larry W.

    Liberal Media, OWS, DNC, this White House, ACORN, SEIU: All allies? or just an axis power to be dismantled in just four years, again!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P7TTCS6CR4VRWJFADUDVHHMDLY Amber Brown

    I’m confused… isn’t the suspect’s name James…not Jim…come on now!!!! This is ridiculous!! The media is so sick and twisted!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P7TTCS6CR4VRWJFADUDVHHMDLY Amber Brown

    Has anyone else even noticed that??… just wondering. haha

  • Anonymous

     http://www.westernjournalism.com/columnist-goes-ballistic-over-arpaio-investigation/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=d2c042408b-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

  • Sunshine Kid

    It wasn’t the Tea Party that instigated this.  It was the Communist Party; you know them by their political name:  Democrats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1226051239 Mark R. Heath

    Glenn, it is time for those leftist “useful idiots” (Lenin) pay a price for this s#$t. I have had it with their agenda. I am not sure what can be done to stop or minimize them other than lawsuits for slander or just old fashioned smacks up side of their heads. But, something needs to be done to the Chris Mathews’, Brian Ross’, Stephastupidhead, Dan Rather’, Andrea Mitchell, Soledad O’brian, etc. etc. etc. etc. It is hard for me to understand how the corporate owners and shareholders of the networks allow this kind of malpractice to go on. Yet it does. I think people are becoming more aware because of you, Rush, Sean, internet, etc. But they are absolutely defiant in their resistance of the truth and their job to just report news, not their personal libtard agenda. Show us the way Glenn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Call/100000194221886 Dave Call

    This is so sick and irresponsible reporting I plan on boycotting ABC news all together. Why is the Tea Party always the villain with these outer space lefties. I myself have been to a couple Tea Party rally’s and everyone I met there seem to be a normal red blooded American that is feed up with there government’s management of our country. And if you ask anyone what they think of our governments track record on managing our tax dollars you get pretty much the same answer from EVERYONE not just the Tea Party people. ABC you SUCK !!!   

  • http://twitter.com/Snuffy_Joe Joe Snuffy

    Brian Ross of NBC (Pravda) should retire from his position and, since he loves the Marxist Socialist BS that Obama shovels at the American people every day, Brian should take himself and his family to live in North Korea where he can live the life in a true Marxist Socialist country.

    I am sure he would love it except for the fact that if he tried to speak out against the Despot in charge, he, his family members, and all their relatives would be taken into the mountains and murdered. Yes, it is the Marxist Socialist way. 

    He and his family would live in a one room house. Hopefully, he wouldn’t have to share it with other families as part of the Socialist “sharing the wealth” preachings.

    True. The tea party members are older people who remember the limited news footage we used to get from the USSR where we would see people lining up around an entire block to buy shoes because manufacturing of goods for personal consumption was rare and substandard. But that is simply what Marxist Socialism is all about. Government first. The people fend for themselves however they can.

    LEARN YOUR HISTORY MR. ROSS. Read up on the Socialist Revolution of 1917 in Russia. Understand where you and/or your family members would place in that kind of a society. You would NOT be at the top of the food chain. You wouldn’t have the “RIGHTS” that you currently have. Free Speech? Forget about it. Freedom of the Press? No such thing. Right to bear arms and protect yourself or your family members from government oppression?  Not a chance in hell.

    Mr. Obama is a practicing Marxist Socialist. We the People know that. The Tea Party members know that. We don’t want his kind of leaderhip in OUR country.  We REFUSE to allow Mr. Obama and his Marxist Socialist followers to destroy the nation that WE have fought for. That our friends and family members have died for; and for which we have worked and paid taxes for all of our lives. 

    Get off your high horse before you are removed from it. You are playing for the wrong team.

  • Hugh Jass

    ABC & Brian Ross biased?  Now that is news! (heavy sarcasm)

    Alert the media!  Hey, wait…  er, on second thought, Alert Fox News, the ONLY reliable TV news outlet!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, they’ll demonize the Tea Party with the tiniest sliver of information, but Occupy can throw rocks, break windows, use clubs on police, urinate in public, and worse and Nothing!  The Fort Hood shooter is never named as a radical Islamist.  Do these people think we are stupid?  They must.  ABC and others have lost all credibility and we NEVER watch their coverage on anything except sporting events.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.boyd.92 Peggy Boyd

    Jim Holmes needs to go after ABC and Brian Ross and sue them.  This kind of reporting is normal for ABC.  That’s why I would never watch this kind of false news reporting.  Hope Glenn Beck puts ABC out of business.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNDAOXQX4QH3E64DXIWRR23Q5Q james

    ABC’s presentation which blamed an individual just because he was a Tea Party member should be labeled for what it is: HATE SPEECH.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HM63OD3M3DCXW4RFTETVMJBMOM Shell

    The national media doesn’t intend to REPORT the NEWS, their intentions are to DETERMINE the STORY, and it has nothing to do with NEWS! It has everything to do with sensationalism and that, unfortunately, is what sells because it appears the majority of people are lulled into a brian numbness devoid of intellectual stimulus. Let them think and determine what I want to hear, what I want to see, what I want to feel, and what I want to do to solve or accept it. GOD have mercy on US[A].

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WUVUZA7662YT2DCAPACI2TGQLA T. Stark

    Why would anyone be surprised at this? When Dem. Representative Giffords was shot they tried,unsuccessfully. to blame the right. Then ABC was caught giving false reports in the Trayvon Martin case. ABC and the rest of the leftist, Obama worshiping media sit around all day like vultures, just hoping some horrible tragedy occurs so they can try to blame it on the right. If the FCC was worth a crap they would pull the licences of ABC, NBC and CBS!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NMKXZ566G7QQJ2IGUTEGJKVE4 Kerry Mazelin

    Glenn
    I get so tired of this crap!  I  thought of a way we can blame Obama for this tragedy(not that I would).  We know Holmes was studying to be a doctor and he dropped out.  I am saying he was so upset with Obama Care, tha the went off the deep end an went crazy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NMKXZ566G7QQJ2IGUTEGJKVE4 Kerry Mazelin

    The difference is Glenn works for Glenn.  He doesn’t work for ABC news, or any other news network,. and he doesn’t give false statements like you.  So, let me get this straight.  You think it is ok for ABC News to report that This killer was a member of the Tea Party, but it is wrong for Glenn to run around his own studio trying to make a point about how crazy all you Socialists are. My first grade grandson could understand the difference! 

  • Anonymous

    Budding journalists say they want to become journalists to make a difference. To be just like Woodward and Bernstein. They probably know the elements of reporting such as who, what, where, when, why and how but they forgot the most important element of all- the facts. Instead of the facts they have substituted “The Agenda”. For example, how can my report help Barack Obama to be re-elected to a second term.?  Who is usually a “Tea Party” member or a Republican or  a “right wing” activist. What is that people were killed and injured such as occupy wall streeters, minorities or better yet if Obama supporters were killed and injured. Where is anywhere. When is anytime. Why is because he hates wall streeters, minorties,  Obama and hates Obama supporters. How is that he used assault weapons or better yet used assault weapons from the Fast and Furious program. The news is acting today just like Senator McCarthy and his committee acted nearly 60 years ago. The same question can be asked of them that was asked years ago; Have you no shame? Have you no decency?: When asked to reveal their sources they hide behind their “Constitutional Rights” contained in a Constitution they themselves disdain at every opportunity. This is the second time that ABC has been caught in a lie. The last time was the George Zimmerman tape. Have they no decency? Have they no shame? There has to be some legal culpability on their part in this matter. A new reason for lawsuits? JOURNALISTIC MALPRACTICE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Sullivan/100000256745869 Lee Sullivan

    James Holmes – Bing search revealed 71,300,000 results
    Jim Holmes – Bing search revealed 32,300,000 results

    How on earth could ABC possibly pick out ONE to blame?  OH!  He’s a member of the Tea Party, of course!

  • Anonymous

    My guess is that he felt he couldn’t take another hit to his campaign, and he figured (and rightly so) that to have continued on with his campaign speech would have shown him to be the uncaring narcissist that he is. He knows he’s going to have enough to answer for already without this. Not to mention that Mitt Romney declined to make his scheduled campaign speech upon hearing the news, and instead used the time to express concern and sympathy for the victims, and to encourage attendees to pray for them.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t thrown insults, just challenged your morals or the lack of.
    If you were here to argue a point then stay on point.

    I questioned your morals, in a statement, concerning your use of the tragedy, to hurl insults at Beck!??
    So……tell us how you justify this. Stay on point! 

    The truth is you can’t, because all your here to do is insult anyone who may disagree with your strange fixation on Glenn.

    No I am not a follower of Beck!!  You however, have lead me to believe that you would kiss the feet of your lord Obama given the chance.
    I have read through the thread and see that all you have done is spew hatred!

    Interesting that in one sentence you showed your hypocrisy…….”You can’t argue a point”…..but I did, your use of tragedy for your game…..”Beck’s low IQ followers, you can throw insults.”……You accuse me of insulting, and with the same breath you attempt to insult my IQ!? 

    There is a Lord, not your lord, but the one and only true Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST!  Who died for you, even though you mock Him!

    While your looking busy, you might want to keep vigil too!
    Just as a thief does not announce his arrival, so will Jesus come! It will be as quick as the blink of your eye.

    I will be praying that the Holy Spirit will remove the blinders from your eyes and soften your heart of stone!

     
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NMKXZ566G7QQJ2IGUTEGJKVE4 Kerry Mazelin

    Well, I have checked out Brian Ross and I found that B. Ross Has committed Domestic Violence and assault, A drug dealer in Indiana, Murder in Vermont, Failure to pay in Arizona, No plates, or license in Vegas.  Now I did not have the time to search this name completely, but I wanted to get this out as fast a I could.

  • Anonymous

    ‘Bustaman’..seems like an appropriate name. You certainly are.

  • Anonymous

    Barret .50 ;)

  • Anonymous

    I agree 100%.  It is time to sue these news organizations and make them pay big time.  How long must be go with news organizations preaching their agendas? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Marks/1266358046 Paul Marks

    ABC’s Diane Sawyer (the evening news anchor) tried the same smear approach with the Arizonia lunatic who murdered a conservative judge (and other people) and wounded Representative G. Giffords. At the start of an interview with the wounded member of Congress (about a year after the event), Sawyer smeared the Tea Party movement – although it had long been shown that the lunatic murderer was (if he was anything) a man of the LEFT (citeing Karl Marx and so).

    This young murderer in Aurora Colorado (a fan of Hollywood – not known for being of stronghold of conservatism) will also turn out not to be a conservative – but do not hold your breath waiting for an apology from ABC.

  • Anonymous

    AmericanIrish, being for gun control does not make you compassionate. In fact, based on the effects on crime in Canada and England following draconian implementation of gun bans, it could be argued that your views lead to more violent crime. Is it therefore your opinion that humans are incapable of finding other ways to commit mass murder than with guns? In fact, in most cases, there would have been fewer killed and injured if even one person had legally been carrying a gun and was willing to use it.  For example in the case of Gabriel Giffords, Jared Loughner was able to, with impunity, murder six and injure many more, including Ms. Giffords. If one person had been carrying a gun and had used it, in this case, there would have been many fewer deaths and injured. While the shooter in Colorado was wearing body armor, this would not have been protection against even a well sighted in pistol with a laser sight that could have shot him below the knees or in the face (he was wearing a gas mask) that would not have protected him against gunfire. When guns are removed from the public, there is a chilling effect on the incidence of violent, gun related crime against vulnerable groups, especially home invasions against the elderly.  Often, this is the only means of protection available to senior citizens due to decreased mobility. Additionally, a government that faces armed citizens must carefully consider the outcome of any extraconstitutional actions against those citizens. Regardless of the bigger issues here, the press apparently has learned nothing since Keith Olbermann chose to accuse Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin of having a connection with Jared Loughner following the Gabriel Giffords incident. He subsequently was fired, but was rehired for even more money by another network, only to now be unemployed and unemployable for the foreseeable future due to similar tactics.  There is simply no evidence that gun control achieves its stated goals.  There is  ample evidence that violent crime rises when countries ban guns. I’m really getting tired of liberal hysteria every time that a crazed person decides to use a gun to attack the public. Brian Ross could have caused great harm to come to the named James Holmes or his family. This is irresponsible to the point of criminality. He may hide behind free speech, but there is no free speech to incite violence (such as what happens when you blithely connect an innocent man’s Tea Party Facebook page to a crime that they did not commit) or panic (it is illegal, for example to yell “FIRE!!” in a crowded theater). The left is constantly trying to paint the Tea Party as a group of illiterates with violent tendencies.  Yet, how many riots resulted from Tea Party gatherings, even though these were the largest crowds ever seen in many of the cities where they were held? None. Zero. How many riots resulted from the Occupy Wall Street mobs? Nearly every day, at every Occupy rally, people were attacking police officers, innocent bystanders and each other. How many people were raped during the Tea Party rallies. None. Zero.  How many people were raped during the Occupy protests? We will never know for sure because the leaders of the movement encouraged women to not report their assaults in order to not turn Americans against the movement. How many murders were committed by Tea Party members? None. Zero.  How many murders were committed by Occupiers? Yet another reply of we will probably never know because the liberal media did not count any of the union murders and violence that occurred as a direct result of unions joining with the Occupy crowd to attack their employers. In fact, because of liberals on the Supreme Court, union thugs who commit acts of violence and murder cannot be held accountable for violating the civil rights of anyone, so long as these acts were done in the name of promulgating union goals.  In other words, it is A-OK to deprive non-union citizens of their civil rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but were those same victims to retaliate, they ARE guilty. This is the legacy of liberals who claim that they are “tolerant”. The evidence is exactly to the contrary.  You claiming that those who don’t support gun control are not compassionate shows the same level of intelligence as the idiots who think disarming the law abiding public will lead to world peace and handholding while singing CUM-byYah. Brian Ross and the media who would act to place their personal liberal beliefs over the safety and reputations of innocents are the ones who show shocking regard for their personal agendas at the expense of the lives of the innocent. It is so typical of progressivism/liberalism these days. If the liberal doesn’t like guns, they try to pass laws that deprive law abiding citizens of their constitutional right to possess firearms. The conservative who doesn’t like guns doesn’t buy one. You show the same ridiculous reasoning as your liberal friends. The facts back up those who are for concealed carry laws. Additionally, you equating what Brian Ross did to people who are looking at the situation and advocating for more lawful carrying of firearms to protect the public is reprehensible. This reporter is not unique among the liberal media and the fact of the matter is that he cannot claim that he didn’t know what the effects of his linking an innocent man to the Tea Party, violence and the shootings. His actions were repugnant and they go FAR beyond political leanings. No rational person would do such a thing unless they felt very sure that they would be protected based on those political leanings. Grow up, study and stop trying to equate anyone who doesn’t agree with you as lacking compassion. You are neither the example nor the arbiter of compassion. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z7YLB7C6GXQOAB234RKQTA5F2M EARL S

    It would  not surprise me if Little GEORGIE “from the CLINTON Presidential Office  had an affair with FIRST  “B.” Hillary while in D.C..   They  did away with Vince FOSTER for some reason……

  • Anonymous

    I am so beyond tired of this type of idiot. Like Obama, they believe that private citizens should have to depend on the government for everything from cradle to grave. It will be a cold day in hell when I ask the government for permission to defend myself, my family or others. The arrogance and stupidity of those who claim that gun control is about decreasing crime shows they are either guilty of astounding arrogance or superseding ignorance. Rosie O’Donnell is the voice of all things liberal, including gun control. She, like many in Hollywood and politics, sees no hypocrisy in the fact that her bodyguards carry loaded weapons.  She actually looks bewildered that anyone would consider this hypocrisy because she “needs the protection”. If it weren’t so deadly serious, I would laugh. This is not funny. Brian Ross endangered this man and his family and lied to the public in a deliberate, pathetic attempt to promulgate the liberal agenda no matter the cost and no matter the means. How many conservative reporters would still be employed following this kind of idiocy? You do the math. It’s a simple answer. If I were the James Holmes referred to by Brian Ross, I would sue him as well. I rarely advocate legal action to solve most problems, but without some modicum of fear, this story will repeat itself over and over and over again. I’m tired of morons in suits who don’t bother to check sources, check facts or bother with the truth because it doesn’t fit the story they are trying to mold to their own particular agendas. I am from Montana.  When I was a boy, I and most of my friends were taught how and when to use guns. Most of us had them with us in our cars at school. Not pistols, but high power rifles we used to hunt after school. Crime was something that rarely occurred because criminals knew they would be facing a hail of lead were they to attempt armed robbery, theft or murder. Somehow or other with all of those guns, crime, especially violent crime was extremely low in comparison to states where gun control occurs on some scale. When criminals fear for their lives, crime is kept in check. Where criminals know that they will be the only ones capable of gun violence, gun violence increases. It is simple to understand. The idiocy of the left always begins with the assumption that human nature doesn’t apply to their schemes. If they take away all guns, then everyone will be safer, right? How stupid can you be? Those who are unwilling to visit violence in defense of themselves, their property, friends and loved ones and those around them INVITE violence. Do they believe that criminals will suddenly have altruistic feelings toward their victims? The level of naiveté on the left is so vast as to be inconceivable. Criminal activity is much higher in areas where criminals know that they will not face the possibility of death. Liberalism is stupidity in its most pure form in that they believe that they can change human nature to fit their ideas instead of shaping their ideas in the knowledge of thousands of years of nature teaching that the weak are prey. Prey gets killed. Strength will often deter attack, NOT pleading with the attacker by appealing to their humanitarian side. Everyone knows this instinctively. To deny it is to embrace stupidity. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.blair2 Paul Blair

    With regard to the right to be armed… I’d love it if all dealers in weapons wiped them down with something rendered from swines before they offered them in trade.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BTQYPLSFBB3XMIUTYBOZYM573A Jane

    Some investagative reporter you have there ABC News! Apparently, Brian Ross is only worried about the liberal bias that ABC has against the Tea Party. Because, if he was interested in reporting the ‘real’ news, he would have known better than to put out something he didn’t know to be true. ABC is beginning to sound a lot more like MSNBC!     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BTQYPLSFBB3XMIUTYBOZYM573A Jane

    Paul,Paul, Paul! Don’t be a hater of guns. Someone with a gun gave you the right to say that!

  • Anonymous

    I appreciate your comment..but my point was that there would be plenty of time for the finger pointing and politicizing…but less than 24 hrs later that it seemed a better time to show some compassion towards the victims and their families. The rest will come at a proper time…And I think Glenn Beck just stirred the pot at the wrong time, but that’s just my opinion.. And just one more thing, I am not in favor of more gun control..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T4STVQMK3P6ZDHTISZI6MHLJ7I Richard Rarus

    I agree with you 100%!!  Obama is simply an evil, diabolic, satanic table-setter for a U.S.A.-less one-world government.  He knows precisely what he’s doing and the fools in the media are his allies.  They fail to realise they will eventually be attacked like the Tea Party, of which I’m proud to say I’m a member.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYTO3RT5IXF3JKWHJ7A2SNGVXU Dan F

    Not true.  The city of Aurora, like all municipalities in Colorado, allow concealed carry of a firearm.  It is the theatre, and its corporate structure, along with most municipalities who designate these “family friendly” gathering places as “no gun zones”, much like schools and bars.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen the movie koch brothers exposed?

  • Anonymous

    This massacre was conceived by a type of person ABC news worships–an intellectual who should have had all the answers due to his education.  Members of the Tea Party are not thought to be smart enough to run the world.  They only have guns and religion, remember?  So what happened?  It is also possible he was socially isolated because he was not accepted by his peers.  It seems to me that the media would want to know if perhaps he was bullied.  But it doesn’t fit their agenda if an intellectual is bullied.  This is not something they can blame on conservatives. 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been unable to find a study I read several years ago on Journalism majors in college.   Seems a large majority of journalism majors ended up in that discipline because they couldn’t hope to complete whatever major(s) they’d intended to graduate with.     Explains a lot (losers!)!

  • Anonymous

    Jane, Jane, Jane, you missed Paul’s point as a method of keeping guns out of the hands of Muslims (and certain Jews).

  • Anonymous

    The SCOTUS has ruled that government/law-enforcement has no affirmative obligation to defend anyone – or even any guaranteed ability protect those in their custody.    We’re on our own and should be demanding legislators seeking to disarm us to explain their logic.

  • Anonymous

    Fire Ross’s ass.  His “investigation” proves he is an IDIOT, along with other MSM IDIOTS.  Fire all of them.  Nov. can’t happen soon enough.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3M55VDSFF3SUPJALADU5N22KE TT

    Hey I have an Unverified Report too:
    There is a Brian Ross registered with NAMBLA, there is also a  Brian Ross registered in the Official site for  American Biggest Bigoted Lying Idiots …hmmm could that be our beloved ABC reporter Brian Ross?
    If they can make Sh…t up and use their position to propagandize it and unequivocally get away with it, so COULD anyone else!!!  and if they are above punishment and repercussions so are WE all (they are pushing for Anarchy).
    This dorks don’t know that the door CAN swings both ways? such Dumb Assess and in their arrogance they see themselves as ENLIGHTENED, EDUCATED people! HA HA HA what a joke!
    Freaking SHAMELESS,SHAMELESS so called reporter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000134262291 Merrily Hoffman

    I like Governor Huckabee’s comment. He refuses to use the “murder’s” name. It only gives him free publicity. Lets keep the hurting  families in our prayers. Right now they are what counts.

  • Sandie

     How does one prove that innocent people are not shot when they aren’t shot?   If that theater allowed all admitted to carry in the theater it is in all likely hood that Holmes would not even have planned on the slaughter there as he would have known people would be  armed and would not hesitate to take him down before he got more than a couple shots off. It is a deterrent.

    States with right-to-carry
    laws have lower overall violent crime rates, compared to states without
    right-to-carry laws. In states whose laws respect the citizen’s
    right-to-carry guns for self defense the total violent crime is 13% lower,
    homicide is 3% lower, robbery is 26% lower and aggravated assault is 7%
    lower. (Data: Crime in the United States 1996, FBI Uniform Crime Reports)

    More RTC, less crime: Since 1991, when violent crime
    peaked in the U.S., 24 states have adopted “shall issue” laws, replacing
    laws that prohibited carrying or that issued carry permits on a very
    restrictive basis; many other federal, state, and local gun control laws
    have been eliminated or made less restrictive; and the number of
    privately-owned guns has risen by about 100 million. The numbers of gun
    owners and firearms: RTC states, and people carrying firearms for
    protection have risen to all-time highs. Through 2010, the nation’s
    murder rate has decreased 52 percent to a 47-year low, and the total
    violent crime rate has decreased 48 percent to a 37-year low. The  FBI
    preliminarily has reported that violent crimes decreased another 6.4
    percent in the first half of 2011, translating into a seven percent
    decrease in the total violent crime per capita rate.

    http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/articles/2012/right-to-carry-2012.aspx

    Over 10 years ago, after a mass shooting of a bunch of kids in the UK, the UK
    passed one of the strictest gun-control laws in the world, banning its citizens from owning almost all types of handguns. Over 160,000 guns were turned in by  law abiding citizens. But this didn’t decrease the amount of gun-related crime in the U.K. In
    fact, gun-related crime has nearly doubled in the U.K. since the ban was
    enacted.

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=3083618&page=1#.UA9so9nleSo