On Good Morning America, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the shooter in the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, Colorado was a Tea Party member.
The problem is that Ross has no backing up for this suggestion. Breitbart writes:
How interesting that Ross and ABC News should think to look to the Tea Party website first--and to broadcast politically volatile information without verifying if that "Jim Holmes" is the same as the suspect...Breitbart also notes:
The James Holmes arrested at the Aurora theater was 24 years old... There are many people with the name "James Holmes" in the area, and the James Homes on the Tea Party website could match a James Homes from Aurora, CO who is in his fifties and therefore does not fit the description of the suspect. More evidence that Ross, Stephanolpoulos and ABC rushed to blame the Tea Party without confirmation that the suspect is also the Tea Party member.
The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011.