View Full Version : Brian Ross' Gaffe Not First Time Conservatives Were Erroneously Blamed

07-25-2012, 03:58 PM
When Brian Ross of ABC erroneously made the claim that Holmes was a member of the Tea Party, it wasn't the first time the media and other left wingers blamed the right for acts of domestic terrorism. Moments after Jared Loughner shot several people, killing 6, rumblings about him being a "right wing extremist" started to buzz over the internet. Even the Pima County Sheriff got on the blame conservatives bandwagon. Of course it didn't take long before we all found out that not only was Loughner just a nut but he was a nut who leaned left. Then there is the census worker who was found hanging with 'FED' written on his chest. Immediately the Tea Party was blamed but after an investigation it was determined that he had in fact hung himself and tried to make it look like a homicide in order for his family to collect on insurance policies. Then there was the man who flew his plane into the IRS building in Austin, Tx. Again, immediately the Tea Party was blamed but after his anti-government/anti-corporate screed including his inclusion of "From each according to his ability to each according to his need" did we learn that he was just another left wing loon on the loose. And now James Holmes, moments after the name was released, ABC news couldn't wait to go to a Tea Party site and find someone of the same name implicating that the shooter was a Tea Partier, which led to the poor bastard who's name happened to be James Holmes to get death threats thanks to Ross. There is no doubt, like the others, that the shooter James Holmes is going to turn out to be another left wing loon on the loose.