By John W. Lillpop
As could have been easily predicted, the mainstream media was quick to speculate that the murders in a Aurora, Colorado movie theater were a product of the Tea Party.
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But what about the impact that the Obama-Holder “Fast and Furious” crimes may have had on the actual killer?
ABC News and correspondent Brian Ross apologized Friday after Ross suggested on air that the Colorado mass shooting suspect could be tied to the Tea Party.
As the name of the suspect, identified as 24-year-old James Holmes, first emerged Friday morning, Ross reported on ABC News that he’d found a web page for a “Jim Holmes” on a Colorado Tea Party site.
“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,” Ross reported.
He added: “Now we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colo.”
That man is not the same Jim Holmes. The Colorado Tea Party Patriots, whose Web site Ross was looking at, put out a statement criticizing Ross for even floating the possibility — noting the Jim Holmes with the Tea Party group is 52 years old and not the same person.
“The attempts of some media organizations to characterize the shooter as a Tea Party member without having made any effort to contact our organization are shameless and reprehensible,” the group said in a statement.
Ross clarified on air Friday, as ABC News issued a formal apology.
At least 12 people were killed in the shooting overnight at an Aurora movie theater, while at least 50 were injured.”
Under Barack Obama, that outrage apparently included the deliberate transport of dangerous weapons to drug cartels to Mexico in an attempt to heighten the need for greater control over guns and less reverence for the 2nd Amendment.
That progressive folly cost at least one border patrol agent and perhaps scores of Mexicans their lives.
With the federal government involved in such evil schemes, and the cover up of those acts, why is anyone “shocked” when a crazed Batman fan shoots up a theater?