ABC News has suggested that James Holmes — the suspect in today’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado – may have a connection to the Tea Party. . . .
The report has already set off alarm bells on the right. At Brietbart.com, the conservative news site, Joel Pollak has accused ABC News of “scapegoating.”
“How interesting that Ross and ABC News should think to look to the Tea Party website first–and to broadcast politically volatile information without verifying if that ‘Jim Holmes’ is the same as the suspect,” Pollak writes. “Look for more scapegoating from the mainstream media and the Democrats in the hours and days to follow.” . . .
UPDATE: In an online report, ABC News calls Ross’s suggestion “incorrect“:
An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. Several other local residents with similar names were also contacted via social media by members of the public who mistook them for the suspect.