Once more the media jumps to blame Tea Party.

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  1. JSChams profile image61
    JSChamsposted 9 years ago

    ABC is having to apologize for stating Colorado shooter was a Tea Party member.
    Wonderful generalization with no evidence from the mainstream press once again.
    You would think they would have learned from the past that a shooting does not equate to right wing stupidity.

    1. JSChams profile image61
      JSChamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well I take it from lack of response that no one on these forums wants to blame the Tea Party or right wing anybody for the shooting??????????

      It's like the Twilight Zone..I can't believe it.

      1. rhamson profile image75
        rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know anything about the shooter other than he went off for some strange reason.  You may want to get ready for not knowing much of the truth by the time the lawyers, courts  and press get through with it.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It was an honest mistake, they had the same name. They apologized and correct it. Of course, it should have been fact checked first and the reporter should not have reported it before being positive. But, it was one reporter's mistake...

      I don't blame anyone but the shooter.

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      rickyliceaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It seems they can't be bothered to wait until all the facts come out, e.g. George Zimmerman.

    4. recommend1 profile image59
      recommend1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The only difference I see here is that the left wing media (your description not mine) has made a mistake and apologised for it.  Right wing media lie their faces off and laugh at anyone who criticises them.

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      Onusonusposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ah good old ABC. Bare bones, just the facts, unbiased reporting. LOL!

  2. jmicchael1a profile image61
    jmicchael1aposted 9 years ago

    No, that would be an oversimplification of a serious problem. I fault Tea Party extremist for narrow views and inappropriate ideology. But not for horrendous acts of violence that are the product of a criminally diseased mind.

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      Longhunterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "narrow views and inappropriate ideology"

      lol lol lol lol lol

      In the eye of a liberal, I'm sure they are. roll

      The Tea Party's Mission Statement:
      "The Tea Party Patriots’ mission is to restore America’s founding principles of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets."

      I see nothing "narrow" or "inappropriate" in that AMERICAN ideology.

      1. jmicchael1a profile image61
        jmicchael1aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes if practice matched rhetoric that would be great. Limited does not mean ineffective and obstructive. Or does it? The TP elected a collection of Tea Party ranters and created the least effectual Congress in my adult life.

        I and 84% of the electorate believe this Congress is two years wasted.
        We have a country to put aright and that means agendas are a dead weight in the execution of the people's business. Especially, when a $50 million dollars are spent on 33 "position" votes in congress.
        Do I need to explain what a "position" vote is?
        This "do nothing" TP trapped Congress was a joke and now the elections are coming nearer and the agreed to budget cuts are on the horizon.
        I point this out because:
        Starting with the NC delegation of TP "empty" suits and skirt. We find that the $70 million dollar Army investment in NASCAR is a more meaningful use of resources, then say, feeding kids before school. A program that the  GOP majority House felt inclined to jeopardize.
        So there's $120 million dollars worth of limited government.
        How's that working for ya?

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          Longhunterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Hmmm, I would count myself as one of that 84% as well, JM. There's enough "stupidity" to go around. Blaming it all on the Tea Party candidates in Congress is laughable lol but not surprising from a liberal.

          1. jmicchael1a profile image61
            jmicchael1aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            When the stew is brewing, the only people who can take credit or blame are the ones holding the spoon that's stirring the pot.
            Boehner has his hands full and I never thought he was that effective anyway.
            Two years with Pelosi and the country  was moving and things were getting done.
            2010 comes and BOOM. Any meaningful legislation is shut down. Too bad the shoe fits so well. It is not as stylish as the TP thinks it is

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              Longhunterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              roll

              Just that much more typical liberal BS, JM. You're going to believe what you want to believe no matter how wrong it and you are and, frankly, I have better things to do.

              On to November then January 20, 2012, when we can send Barack Hussein Obama back to be what he's always been, just another Chicago street thug wannabe.

        2. JSChams profile image61
          JSChamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yes if practice matched rhetoric that would be great. Limited does not mean ineffective and obstructive. Or does it? The TP elected a collection of Tea Party ranters and created the least effectual Congress in my adult life.


          Who could possibly be more obstructive than Harry Reid?

  3. Reality Bytes profile image84
    Reality Bytesposted 9 years ago

    It is appalling that politicians would use a tragedy such as this to attempt to gain political traction.   I am not surprised, but it is disgusting never the less.

    "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste ..."  Rahm Emanuel


    Both candidates are politicizing this tragedy!

    1. jmicchael1a profile image61
      jmicchael1aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps, but really. They are expected to say something. I believe neither should or will promote a particular agenda.
      So far, both have expressed sorrow and concern for the community. These are appropriate responses.
      This is a time of great grief. A time for the survivors and for the family members of the victims. My hope is that we as a nation are sensitive to their needs. Time will tell.

  4. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Yes, the media are idiots only attempting to sway public opinion at whatever opportunity it can. hmm And you by opening this thread and establishing a link online is only supporting their stupidity in motion. hmm

  5. mio cid profile image64
    mio cidposted 9 years ago

    George Zimmerman? Bad example,as much as fox news ,Hannity and a bunch of righties want to help him,he committed a crime, he will probably  go to jail,a young boy is dead who shouldn't be, and then he says on national tv he wouldn't have done anything different if given a chance and this was god's plan.I think you better chose another example, because the media does rush to judjement many times and do get it wrong.

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      rickyliceaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about Fox, I only watch TV for entertainment.
      They said he was white.
      They said he was a racist.
      Edited audio to make him look racist.

      When you say young boy i think 6 years not 17.


      He should definitely go to jail.

      1. mio cid profile image64
        mio cidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        a little boy is six, young boy at seventeen is fine ,remember the boy wonder,aka robin?but we agree on the main issue.

  6. texshelters profile image77
    texsheltersposted 9 years ago

    Now perhaps the Tea party can have understanding of the false accusations made against black men and muslims every day in this country. And you are right, the media should shut up before jumping to conclusions like this, and I started so on facebook.

    PTxS

    1. JSChams profile image61
      JSChamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The Tea Party immediately gets it stuck to them every time an event such as this occurs. Then later it turns out they had nothing to do with it.

      You know that.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The only reason was because someone involved in the Colorado Tea Party movement has the same name as the killer.

        The only time I've seen people just to conclusions was the Gifford shooting, there have been several events since then and no one jumped to blame the Tea Party.

        You really have to stop being so sensitive...

        1. JSChams profile image61
          JSChamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          See you have to understand....they look for it.
          They want it to be that way. They want to prove bloodthirsty intent. That's why they jump like that.

      2. Mighty Mom profile image80
        Mighty Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The Tea Party is already capitalizing on it and making money off ABC's mistake.
        So how sorry can we really feel?


        http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/anti … 53856.html

        Anti-Obama group raising money off events related to Colorado shooting
        Less than 24 hours after a shooting at a Colorado movie theater claimed the lives of 12 people and injured dozens more, a conservative political action committee sent supporters an email using coverage of the event to push for donations.

        The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama released a fundraising letter late Friday afternoon requesting donations over an early report on ABC News that suggested a member of a Colorado tea party group may have been the shooter. The on-air report, delivered by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross on "Good Morning America," was inaccurate, and Ross issued an apology and a correction later that day.

        The fundraising letter, which was written on behalf of Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz, asked for money to "fight back" against the media.

        "We can't let the media get away with their attempts to smear the tea party," the unsigned letter read, including a link to a story about Ross' report from Breitbart.com. "They are trying to silence us and brand us as extremists whose ideals are too radical and dangerous for America. But since they cannot refute our ideas of limited government and liberty, they have to resort to smears, lies and fabrications. Please help us fight back by supporting the most prominent tea party candidate in America right now--conservative Republican Ted Cruz."

        The group is not affiliated with Cruz's official campaign.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    What? You mean the report I saw that Sarah Palin had Batman in her crosshairs isn't true?
    lol

  8. Cody Hodge profile image61
    Cody Hodgeposted 9 years ago

    If only the Tea Party had actually done anything to limit government. So far, all they have done is blame the democrats for everything.

    They were the people who wouldn't accept Barack Obama's plan that would cut 4 trillion dollars in spending.

    Instead, they would rather say that Obama caused our credit rating to be cut.

    Oh boy, I sure hope THOSE guys get elected again.

  9. JSChams profile image61
    JSChamsposted 9 years ago

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