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It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012


Washington Post

12:46 PM
Jenna Johnson
ABC News incorrectly links alleged gunman to Colorado tea party

This editor’s note appeared this morning on an ABC News reportabout the massacre at a Colorado movie theater: “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.”

Erik Wemple, who writes about the media for the Post, blogged about what he calls an “[u]nforgivable, regrettable, amateurish, miserable” mistake: ABC News invites bias claims with bogus Aurora report

http://liveblog.washingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/colorado-theater-shooting/


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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:25:52 2012, in response to It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012.

It's telling that Ross used an unconfirmed Google connection and ran with it on the air. It's not so much journalistic malpractice as pure bias. The real story is how Ross so readily believed a Tea Partier could have done this.

BTW, word is the dude was a PHd student at Colorado U and had liberal political persuasions. Of course this means OWS did it.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:30:27 2012, in response to It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012.

With two people of the same name I could see the error being made. This kind of thing is why there are retractions, which separate legitimate news from suspect bloggers, rumormills and aggregators.

Perhaps if the teabaggers didn't go parading around while armed people would not have the perception that they are a hairtrigger away from terrorists. That image is of their own creation....



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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:32:36 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:30:27 2012.

With two people of the same name I could see the error being made. This kind of thing is why there are retractions, which separate legitimate news from suspect bloggers, rumormills and aggregators.

This kind of thing is supposed to be vetted by responsible news organizations before it's published.


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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 13:38:59 2012, in response to It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012.

Did I even need to watch ABC to know those 'lamestream' libtards would say that?

It's obivously frustration at Obamacare. The kid was a med student with no future.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:47:10 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:32:36 2012.

Agreed. ABC/Disney does tend to shoot from the hip. They never were the most credible bunch. At least they retracted it. That's more than I've ever seen out of any RWer media.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:47:17 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:30:27 2012.

Every one of these pictures portrays a LEGAL act. And no Tea Partier has ever been accused of, let alone convicted of shooting someone.

In fact, Tea Party violence never existed. Not a single act of violence, ever. OWS, otoh has a long record of assault, rape and destruction.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:47:37 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 13:38:59 2012.

Since when is Disney Inc Liberal?????

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:51:27 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:47:17 2012.

Anyone carrying a gun in a crowd is a threat. Didn't last night's incident teach you anything????

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:54:14 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:51:27 2012.

Anyone carrying a gun in a crowd is a threat. Didn't last night's incident teach you anything????

Yeah, that carrying a gun is harmless, pulling the trigger is. You're basically condemning everyone driving a car as a menace because one or two of them runs a pedestrian over.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:55:15 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 13:38:59 2012.

Ross is trying to backtrack with a Twitter apology. Conservatives are out for blood and want him fired.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 13:56:56 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:47:17 2012.

Out of all those acts of violence, how many convictions were there?

your pal,
Fred

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 14:02:07 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:55:15 2012.

It sounds more like he should be fired for putting out so much crap, not this in particular. Or he should go off on his own, like Drudge, and see how many people follow him.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:04:12 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 13:38:59 2012.

WRONG, moron. NO motivation has been given. The suspect is NOT talking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/colorado-mall-shooting.html

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:07:18 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 13:56:56 2012.

Dunno. I really don't have the time to research every single incident of violence to find out.

I have plenty of time to do the same research when it comes to Tea Party violence.

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There, I'm done.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:09:34 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 14:02:07 2012.

As I posted previously, Brian Ross has a record of playing fast and loose with the facts.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 14:13:37 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:07:18 2012.

No convictions, then. Thanks for proving my point.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 14:22:54 2012, in response to It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012.

I was watching Matt Lauer and NBC had a big graphic with the name and age of suspect, including "White Male". Why include that if a suspect is in custody?

Lots are blaming Rush Limbaugh. Many want this to be about politics to help Obama in the upcoming election.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:25:20 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 14:22:54 2012.

It might get political, but for reasons not beneficial to Obama:

Mai says the mother told him Holmes couldn't find a job after earning a master's degree from a public university in California

There are also some tenuous ties between Holmes and OWS.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 14:27:53 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:25:20 2012.

The fact that he is well-educated should make people realize he probably isn't Tea Party. Those guys are usually high school and maybe two years of college types. They would never even get into med school.

This guy is more like a Unabomber type I think.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:32:15 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:54:14 2012.

No I'm not. Just because one drives does not mean they intend to harm anyone. That's not the same with a gun. To even go and buy a gun, one has to be motivated to do harm. Otherwise they wouldn't go through with the hassle (be it background checks or illegal pursuit of a criminal gun dealer) and expense of getting one.

A gun, especially a handgun, has ONE and only ONE purpose, and that is to harm.


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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Dave on Fri Jul 20 14:33:18 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:32:15 2012.

Tell me, what color is the sky in your universe?

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 14:34:24 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:54:14 2012.

Cars aren't built to kill people but guns are. There's only one reason to carry a gun in public and that's to intimidate others.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:35:57 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Dave on Fri Jul 20 14:33:18 2012.

Depends on the time of day. Same as everywhere else.

You explain tome how someone consciously decides to buy a handgun (which this suspect has in their possession when arrested) with no intention to do harm to any living thing.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:37:48 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 14:27:53 2012.

I doubt he has any political convictions...much less political motivations to have done this.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by The Flxible Neofan on Fri Jul 20 14:40:37 2012, in response to It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012.

It disgusts me how any tragic or unsavory event automatically is linked to politics. Once this horrendous incident happened, people were rallying about gun control laws, but linking this cold-hearted killer to a political group really takes the cake.

Why can't people just report the news anymore instead of trying to add their little spin or "gotcha" moment to it?


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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 14:41:49 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:37:48 2012.

He didn't shoot a political figure like Jared L did.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 14:43:09 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by The Flxible Neofan on Fri Jul 20 14:40:37 2012.

That's how it works.

Columbine was linked to Marilyn Manson.

Nowadays shootings are linked to politics.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:46:09 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 14:41:49 2012.

Exactly. This doesn't seem the least bit politically motivated.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:52:55 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 13:47:37 2012.

yes, Gay Days is a right wing holiday.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by AlM on Fri Jul 20 14:53:15 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:47:17 2012.

In fact, Tea Party violence never existed. Not a single act of violence, ever. OWS, otoh has a long record of assault, rape and destruction.

Surely you jest. Police officers commit violent crimes, priests commit violent crimes, little children commit violent crimes, probably even a few nuns have commited violent crimes. But by some amazing gift of God, Tea Party members NEVER commit violent crimes?





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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:53:29 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:04:12 2012.

*rolling my eyes at the fake outrage*

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:55:04 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 14:41:49 2012.

No, he targeted the audience of a major motion picture.

The logical explanation is that he's nuts and had his own motivations which probably make no sense. However, I am getting sick and tired of those on the left accusing the Tea Party of engaging in or encouraging every act of violence which hits the media. I haven't forgotten how the left reacted after the Giffords shooting, and I haven't forgiven anyone for what they did for nearly 5 days before we found out just how nuts Loughner was.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:55:42 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 13:38:59 2012.

For those who are too stupid to to have a long term memory(like bingbong)

Can you see the hidden reference to the news agency that claimed the Times Square bomber was a balding white male, tea party, angry at obamacare as the sole motiviation?

And he weren't a med student! Now was that bloomberg on ABC, or MSNBC?

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:57:50 2012, in response to It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 13:02:03 2012.

Since it's already been politicized, since life is cheap and all to the media....


this would've never happened if the Republicans were in office. The Christian Taleban would've banned and censored violent movies. The leftist liberals in Hollywood are to blame.
To follow leftist talking points.

Hey this is easy! But the dems and libs have a great point.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 14:59:59 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:25:20 2012.

A hometown neighbor's word is pretty flimsy too, about someone that age no longer living with their family. And it's another ABC affiliate Chris, the very same network you chastised earlier for a retracted report about his being a teabagger, as one with the same name was known to live in the Aurora CO area.....seems that information that suits your personal spin is OK, but that which does not must see your online condemnation, eh?


There are plenty of college age people that have attended a OWS event. It doesn't mean a blasted thing. Unarmed, peaceful protests/events are just as much a social thing, beyond the point of said event. I could see a lot of guys just going because they might get laid. Same as the 60s & 70s. Lots of guys grew their hair for precisely the same reason.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 15:01:04 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:52:55 2012.

That's just prudent business.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Mitch45 on Fri Jul 20 15:01:51 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 13:25:52 2012.

I was actually more inclined to believe that the killer was a radicalized Muslim who recently spent time with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But then I always think that.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 15:02:58 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:53:29 2012.

Your own, obviously.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 15:05:26 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:55:04 2012.

When the teabaggers go around in crowds carrying guns, don't be surprised when they get considered as terrorists by millions. It's the same behavior as we see from actual terrorists.

Peaceful protesters don't pack heat. Period.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 15:05:45 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 14:55:04 2012.

Both sides snicker at accusations that the other had something to do with these tragic acts.

I agree, this guy is just a wack job, a pretty smart one at that. Everybody goes to the movies so other than hating moviegoers he didn't go after a group.

your pal,
Fred

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 15:08:18 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by The Flxible Neofan on Fri Jul 20 14:40:37 2012.

Competition. 3 networks, 3 cable news outlets and millions of people with access to the internet. The facts simply won't distinguish you from the crowd.

I have no problem with speculating by the media. I take issue with biased speculation. Like I said before, this is the only thing Brian Ross did before he went on the air with his "exclusive":



Brian Ross not only immediately thought of the Tea Party when this story broke, he did not even bother to verify his scoop before going on the air. Why? Bad journalism? Probably not. He's not a moron. He ran with it because his biased mind was convinced it had to be true and there was no need for further verification.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 15:09:13 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Mitch45 on Fri Jul 20 15:01:51 2012.

They are still a big threat, but white male loners or militia types have always been a big threat. Look at Unabomber.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 15:09:48 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Fred G on Fri Jul 20 15:05:45 2012.

No, both sides do NOT. The left does. Not the right. There was not a single conservative who immediately accused Barack Obama for being responsible for the Giffords shooting.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 15:10:53 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 15:09:13 2012.

The Unabomber was a left wing radical, not a "militia" type. The only real act of violence attributable to "militia types" in the last generation or so was OKC.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 15:12:55 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by orange blossom special on Fri Jul 20 14:55:42 2012.

My memeory is just fine, fuck you and I do not recall anyone accusing the Times Square bomber of being connected to the teabaggers. There was a white balding guy hanging around the truck at issue just before it went off. It's on the surveillance tapes. He had nothing to do with it, but he was there.



The picture on the left is a woodpile, to the right a Communist. Learn the difference.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 15:13:24 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Mitch45 on Fri Jul 20 15:01:51 2012.

That's a justifiable conclusion, though if you were a reporter you'd best wait until something verified such. The difference here is that a journalist jumped to a conclusion not due to personal experiences with covering violent acts, but because of personal prejudices which defy reality. If there had been dozens of Tea Party related shootings in the previous 3 years, Ross's actions might have been more forgivable.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 15:14:57 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by LuchAAA on Fri Jul 20 15:09:13 2012.

but white male loners or militia types have always been a big threat

Which became a popular media meme, and explains why the authorities overlooked a black guy with a kid in his trunk in the D.C. area snipings. And overlooked that a black man was the Atlanta child murderer.

Certain stereotypes are allowed to be perpetuated.


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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 15:15:32 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Fri Jul 20 15:09:48 2012.

Being that he is President, and his location can therefore be readily verified at any given time, they'd have no chance of implying such.

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Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party

Posted by SLRT on Fri Jul 20 15:16:36 2012, in response to Re: It's Started Already - ABC News Apologizes for trying to link COLO suspect to Tea Party, posted by bingbong on Fri Jul 20 15:12:55 2012.

That's a picture of Selkoik?

I never guessed.

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