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Rockntractor
07-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Arlene Holmes, the mother of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, has suggested that ABC News mischaracterized her when it reported that her initial statement to the reporter, "you have the right person," was a reference to her son.

"This statement is to clarify a statement made by ABC media. I was awakened by a call from a reporter by ABC on July 20 about 5:45 in the morning. I did not know anything about a shooting in Aurora at that time," Holmes said in a statement this afternoon, read to the national press by attorney Lisa Damiani. "He asked if I was Arlene Holmes and if my son was James Holmes who lives in Aurora, Colorado. I answered yes, you have the right person. I was referring to myself."

(See also: Full coverage Colorado theater shooting)

"I asked him to tell me why he was calling and he told me about a shooting in Aurora," she continues. "He asked for a comment. I told him I could not comment because I did not know if the person he was talking about was my son, and I would need to find out."

In the first paragraph of its initial report on Friday, ABC News reported that it had identified the correct James Holmes because his mother "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'"

If Arlene Holmes' latest statement is true, it means that she did not tell ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, calling into question the reporting of a network that has already been marred by one inaccuracy.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/holmes-mother-suggests-abc-news-mischaracterized-her-129835.html
Is it possible for any mainstream news outlet to report anything factually and accurately anymore?
Must they twist, take out of context and change the words of people to match their preconceived narratives almost every week? This is getting completely ridiculous and out of hand!

Elspeth
07-23-2012, 11:03 PM
ABC is so compromised that I no longer believe anything they promulgate unless it is verified elsewhere.

Hubie
07-23-2012, 11:04 PM
Why do they keep doing this after being caught and called on it time and time again? Are they stupid or just that full of themselves? Didn't they learn anything from Rathergate?

Retread
07-23-2012, 11:10 PM
Why do they keep doing this after being caught and called on it time and time again? Are they stupid or just that full of themselves? Didn't they learn anything from Rathergate?

That would deflate their arrogance.....

Rockntractor
07-23-2012, 11:11 PM
You can't even trust a weather report by people like this, they are done, stick a damn fork in them!

Odysseus
07-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Why do they keep doing this after being caught and called on it time and time again? Are they stupid or just that full of themselves? Didn't they learn anything from Rathergate?

Rathergate simply reinforced their belief in their own superiority to the rest of us yokels who don't know a fake but accurate story when we see it. It also taught them that they must control the narrative more tightly, because otherwise their anointed candidates will lose. They picked up all of the wrong lessons from Rathergate, which is why they are even more blatantly biased than ever before.