It took less than one minute for the media to blame the tea party for the Colorado theatre shooting. But no media bias exists, right?
ABC News reported that the Colorado killer, James Holmes had a page on a tea party website. Were they stretching the truth? No, they relished the thought of that being true, so they reported it without any fact checking.
The truth is that a Jim Holmes of Aurora, CO had joined a tea party group in January of 2011. The James Holmes being held in the shooting enrolled in the University of Colorado in June 2011 and moved into his apartment in May 2011, according to police.
The man with the tea party page is actually James Michael Holmes, who is in his 50s. The suspect is 24. Tea party Jim Holmes said he has now disconnected his phone because as soon as ABC identified him with the suspect, he began getting calls from liberals threatening him. Jim Holmes is also a Hispanic.
ABC eventually apologized for the unwarranted connection to the tea party but the incident blatantly exposes not only the lack of professionalism of ABC, but also their liberal agenda.
By the way, as of this writing, Breitbart.com has a story that, based on information corroborated by former addresses, age, driving record and Social Security issuance, it appears the shooter is a registered Democratic Party voter.
Somehow, I doubt that will get on ABC.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media and Co-Producer of Liberty Today, a weekly television program seen on cable systems in most of South Dakota***