Not only does ABC News’ Brian Ross still have a job, but according to the James Holmes that Ross said might have something to do with the Colorado theater shootings Friday morning (after all, he’s a Tea Partier!), he hasn’t personally been contacted by anybody from ABC News.

This is one of those rare times I wish I was a lawyer. I’d represent this guy for free.

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.

The Jim Holmes of the Tea Party called Ross “blatantly lazy” — but this had nothing to do with being lazy. “Lazy” would have been grabbing the first “Jim Holmes” that popped up in the Denver area on Google and assuming that person was the killer. What Ross did was find a Tea Partier who had the same name in order to lead viewers to believe he might have been the perp even though Ross knew that probably wasn’t the case. It was anything but a lazy or innocent mistake on the part of Ross.

Often reporters play connect-the-dots, but in the case of Brian Ross he created the dots and left it to viewers to connect them so it would lead them right where he wanted them to go. If ABC News keeps him on they’ve lost whatever credibility they had left — if any. Same goes for George Stephanopoulos, who just nodded in approval and didn’t challenge in the least something that Brian Ross wanted so badly to be true.

If the suits at ABC News actually believe Ross made a “mistake,” they’ve been fooling themselves for so long they too are part of the problem.

And it’s not like this is the only “mistake” Ross has ever made. Politico has others, but this is the most recent — if you don’t count yesterday’s:

In 2010, Ross reported that a defect in Toyota cars was responsible for “unintended acceleration.” As part of his report, he showed video footage of the Toyota’s tachometer going from 1,000 RPMs to 6,000 RPMs in a single second. But the same footage revealed that the car was actually parked with the doors open when Ross claimed it was moving. ABC News confirmed that the stage footage had been spliced into Ross’s video.

This is what continues to pass as a credible journalist, all with the blessing of the ABC News management.

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8 Responses to “Brian Ross Still Has a Job — What Further Evidence of Sanctioned Bias Do We Need?”

  1. SignPainterGuy on July 21st, 2012 1:57 pm

    Rush said that the best way for an up-and-coming aspiring journalist to make a name for him / herself was to pick a politician or other person of fame and destroy him / her.

    It`s that atmosphere that exists in most of media. If it bleeds it leads; if it`s sex, it`s next. It`s sensationalism, not the true value of a story that matters to them !

    So, if there`s a young attorney who wishes to make a name for himself, rise in the ranks, here`s a good opportunity ! Brian Ross and the ABC producer(s) deserve to be whacked HARD ! Good luck Mr. Holmes, Tea Partier !

  2. Truesoldier__ on July 21st, 2012 2:31 pm

    As for the Toyota "editing", the media felt it was ok to do as it would help Comrade Obama while he was in the process of trying to prop up Government Motors. By using that type the media created a fear of Toyota (who happened to be #1 in sales) in an attempt to bring their sales down and hopefully push GM sales up. Of course it was latter discovered that the majority of incidents of "unintended acceleration" was due to the moron behind the wheel of their Prius pushing the gas pedal while thinking it was the brake.

  3. Truesoldier__ on July 21st, 2012 2:33 pm

    Totally agree. This is the type of case that could make a name for a young ambitious lawyer. And we all know just how badly the media needs to have the bias shown to the public in a very very grand way. Put the whole media on trial with the case and watch as the either change their ways or watch as their ratings tumble even further.

  4. jeffythequick on July 21st, 2012 3:05 pm

    He is a 52-year-old WHITE Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party.

    There, Doug, FIFY…

    On the order of George "I'm not the wisest guy in the world to do an interview on Hannity and say it was God's will that I shot Treyvon" Zimmerman.

  5. SignPainterGuy on July 21st, 2012 3:16 pm

    I just wonder if a survey has been done of the Prius and other Toyota owner`s who had experienced "sudden acceleration syndrome" also had Obama stickers on their cars ?!

    Watching Prius and even the tiny Smart Cars on the road, I`m almost convinced the owners don`t realize they have brakes and they CAN take their foot off the gas pedal !

  6. Granny55 on July 21st, 2012 8:39 pm

    I emailed ABC news and actually got a canned response back from them asking me put in writing my complaint – duh – I thought an email was a WRITTEN complaint. But I did notice that Brian Ross, himself, has a blog area called Brian Ross Investigates and he asks for everyday people like me to turn in someone/something that needs to be investigated. Hmmmmmm let's see – how about the numerous Brian Ross' out there in cyber world listed as pedophiles, drug abusers, robbery suspects, meth heads, child abusers, etc. Think he might want to check out a few of those guys thru his "investigative" reporting? The possibilities are endless to send him on a wild goose chase!!!

  7. SignPainterGuy on July 21st, 2012 9:22 pm

    Keep emailing them, you`ll eventually get a response threatening police action for being a threat to ABC News personnel !

    Remember the EPA guy who said he planned to crucify the oil cos. ? A local guy here (it made nat`l news) emailed the EPA and asked for contact info for that guy so he could say hello. WELL, the EPA took that as threatening, sent two armed EPA agents and a city cop to his house. The agents were satisfied that he was NOT a threat and told him it was over and left. He kept emailing the EPA asking if indeed his investigation WAS over , still asking for the contact info and wondering why the email was considered a threat. FIRST, they replied that EVERY email gets a personal visit. ( We know better than that ! ) Finally, the EPA sent him an email saying, "Stop bothering us, we have better things to do . You`re taking up valuable time and money. We told you you are done.

    Uh, WHAT ?

  8. Truesoldier__ on July 22nd, 2012 1:47 pm

    I didn't even get the canned response. I only got a response of "we get lots of emails, so perhaps you could look through the faqs to see if it answers your inquiry" type of response.

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