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Brian Ross consequences: Falsely accused man receiving threats

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As Twitchy reported this morning, ABC’s Brian Ross shamefully tried to tie the Tea Party into the Aurora shooting tragedy. By doing so, he falsely accused a Tea Party member named James Holmes as being the suspect. Mr. Holmes has now had to turn his phone off, due to all the threats he is receiving.

when 'James Holmes' that Brian Ross & George Stephanopolous outed as #TeaParty starts gettng threats will @abc walk back their insinuations?

— Mary Margaret (@marymhbamafan) July 20, 2012

ABC and Brian Ross tried to walk back their accusations.

Earlier I reported incorrectly that the shooting suspect might be tied to the Tea Party. I apologize for the mistake: http://t.co/AfpsiP14

— Brian Ross (@BrianRoss) July 20, 2012

But it is too little and too late.

Reported Wrongly accused Holmes now getting death threats from leftie loons.Thanks to the FALSE REPORTING FROM (cont) http://t.co/iwpt88ew

— Peni Basse (@pmbasse) July 20, 2012

That's legal damages MT @Doc_0 The guy Brian Ross incorrectly fingered had to shut his phone off because of all the threats he's receiving.

— Leroy Whitby (@LeroyWhitby) July 20, 2012

@BrianRoss how would you like to be falsely accused? I'm sure there are men named Brian Ross who are pedophiles.

— Lloyd Christmis (@LloydChristmis) July 20, 2012

Is this convicted rapist ABC's Brian Ross? http://t.co/dbcLb3Fw 1st name spelled differently, but just thought I'd throw that out there.

— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) July 20, 2012

Exclusive: Interview With James Michael Holmes, Hispanic Tea Party Member Falsely Accused by ABC http://t.co/ZyQVBp5l

— Meredith Dake (@meredithdake) July 20, 2012

“Just bloggers” at Breitbart.com have the story from the falsely accused innocent man.

Breitbart News spoke to James Michael Holmes, the Tea Party member falsely identified this morning by ABC News’ Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America as the possible suspect in the mass shooting early this morning at a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party.

“It was freaky,” said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and children. He disconnected his telephone and says that he is worried about members of his family who might be contacted by the media.

“Freaky” is very generous of him. It is an outrage.

Ace of Spades sums it up as only he can.

I must be doing something wrong– can you teach me how to fuck things up like a pro? @brianross

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) July 20, 2012

It would be funny, if it wasn’t so dangerous. An innocent man may have to fear for his life and for the welfare of his family members due to the beyond irresponsible “reporting” of Brian Ross and ABC. Reporting isn’t even the right word, even with sneer quotes. They were trying to push a narrative and an agenda, plain and simple.

On the backs of the dead and at the expense of the innocent.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/20/brian-ross-media-malpractice-consequences-falsely-accused-tea-party-member-receiving-threats/



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