Tea Party Falsely Blamed for Colorado Shooting; ABC Apologizes
- Paul Stanley - Christian Post Reporter
- Jul 20, 2012
ABC News reporter Brian Ross made statements on the network's "Good Morning America" show on Friday linking the shooter at a Colorado theater to the tea party movement. Those statements proved to be false and ABC has issued a retraction and apology after leaders of the political movement demanded such action be taken.
The accusation brought an immediate reaction from leaders of the Tea Party Patriots and their Colorado chapter as they issued a statement addressing the shooting and the comments from Ross.
"The Colorado Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Patriots are saddened to hear of the death and wounding of theater goers in Aurora, Colorado," the group said in a written statement. "The member of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots, Jim Holmes, age 52 is not the same person who has been identified as the shooter."
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