FLASHBACK: ABC’s Brian Ross Falsely Reported Mass Shooter Was a Tea Party Member

It looks like ABC’s Brian Ross has quite the history of fudging stories to suit his liberal narrative.

Yesterday, Ross majorly altered the Flynn plea deal to make it sound like Trump colluded with Russia, but, of course, that was far from the truth.

Back in 2012, Ross made another huge reporting error, when he said that the Aurora, Colorado shooter was a Tea Party member.

Seriously, this guy shouldn’t be considered a “reporter” at this point.

From The Daily Wire

However, this is not the first time that Ross has had to apologize for his reporting. In 2012, following the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado, “Ross reported on ABC News that he’d found a web page for a ‘Jim Holmes’ on a Colorado Tea Party site,” Fox News reported.

“There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year,” Ross reported. “Now we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes, but it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.”

ABC News and Ross came under intense criticism for immediately looking to politicize the shooting by suggesting that Holmes was a member of the Tea Party – which he was not.

“The attempts of some media organizations to characterize the shooter as a Tea Party member without having made any effort to contact our organization are shameless and reprehensible,” the Colorado Tea Party Patriots said in a statement.

Ross had to again “clarify” his mistake later that day on ABC News.



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