ABC's Brian Ross apologizes for blaming Colorado shooting on the right

They used to fire reporters for making such wild, unsubstantiated charges on the air. Or send the offender to the overnight desk in Anchorage. But Brian Ross, the ABC reporter who suggested that the name "Jim Holmes" he found on a tea party website was the same man who allegedly murdered 12 people at a Colorado theater today -- and turned out to be laughably wrong -- will probably get promoted to the White House beat if Romney is elected president. After all, he showed a lot of initiative in trying to smear the right which is exactly what ABC will be looking for if Mitt wins in November. Now that the report has turned out to be a figament of Ross' imagination, ABC is apologizing. Politico: ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an "incorrect" report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party. "An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the...(Read Full Post)