Perhaps it is the lawyer in me. When someone makes an allegation, my first question is, how do you prove it? What evidence do you have?
When the worst journalist in the world, Brian Ross of the totally disreputable ABC News announced that there was someone with the same name as the Aurora shooter who was a member of the Tea Party, the first and obvious question that should have been asked, even before Ross uttered his idiotic words on TV is, what proof do you have?
Ross had none, other than his contempt for the real Americans who make up the Tea Party.
What motivated the shooter?
He is not saying. The shooter invoked his right to have an attorney and his right to remain silent.
However, on the Internet there is at least some evidence that the shooter might have been a part of the Occupy Wall Street black bloc movement.
There is a video on YouTube that purports to show a screen shot taken from the Occupy Wall Street site claiming the shooter was a member of the Occupy Black Bloc movement. It also shows archival footage of the Black Bloc on a rampage.
Where is Brian Ross on this?
The answer is the faux news media, like ABC News has a narrative. Despite the large number of crimes committed by the Occupy mobs, those are never reported, including the significant number of sexual assaults.
However, where the Tea Party is involved, even though it is a peaceful, law-abiding group, the media always wants to portray it as being violent.
Let’s say you have money to bet. Would you bet the Aurora shooter was a member of the Tea Party or the Occupy mob?
Is the evidence offered in the video definitive?
No, but there is certainly more evidence there than Brian Ross had when he tried to claim the shooter might be connected to the Tea Party.
When do you think ABC News will present this evidence? It will happen only if they have no choice in the matter.
Editorial Note: I have deliberately refused to identify the shooter in this blog post. First, Brian Ross and ABC News victimized a man with the same name and he should not be further victimized. Second, the shooter should not be glorified. A number of sites are pointing out that the people we should be naming are this scumbag's victims. I agree with that and will not use his name.
This comment was unethical, just as much of the mainline media's biased reporting.
I hope the misidentified Tea Party member, who was clearly injured by the scurrilous attack by ABC news, is able to successfully sue the living s@%t out of them for defamation and any other offense that applies.
It is alot easier for some A____hole to say after woulds, then do it right the first time. ABC may apologise but the damage is done and the sorrys don't cut it, besides they don't mean it and they will do it again.
I am going to with hold a comment for now...
Please keep putting contact numbers and people to address with our grievances such as the # of ABC news in NY and Disney Corporation if we are shareholders. It really helps us get out our message if we don't have to look up emails and phone numbers at a later time.
There is more to this story than we know.
When you write a manuscript or a book, you have to list all those you quote. It is a journalists duty to verify information before issuing news reports. We see very little of that today.
As Reagan said, "Trust, but Verify."
The media is proving itself to be unreliable. A pity anyone pays attention to it.
Set up! The UN small arms vote is coming. With over $$$$ 20,000 of equipment and full military stuff, that is not easily avaliable...to the public...so unemployed, on welfare...and he collects all of this stuff....and with no money? Set up, Fast and Furious 2...set us up for the small arms UN treaty. Done smarter this time.....but not wiser. So he is in neuro psychology, who played with his brain? People can be programmed and he happenend to be ripe for the plucking.
The ABC research is now transparent. They researched one website the Tea Party.. if you are not liberal you go down. Do glad they failed so well. Makes me puke. However, there are a whole lot of liberals that were rooting for ABC to be right. Screw ABC and CNN. Money talks and bulls*** walks. No viewers, no money and they get weaker and weaker ...no reporting, just indictments. Their way or the highway. Don't watch the alphabet networks.
I have irefutable proof that you are a left wing commie but I just cant remember where I put it or where I got it. LOL
It has taken me a year to get my 83 year old mother to watch Fox instead of abc, nbc, cnn. She has finally woke up to the fact that our media and government lies all the dam$ time. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!