As we woke to the news of last night's shooting in Aurora, Colorado that has killed at least 12 people, ABC's Good Morning America wasted no time in speculating about the shooter's motives.
The Tea Party.
Brian Ross told GMA's George Stephanopoulos on air that he had found a James Holmes listed on the Aurora Tea Party web page.
You can access the video of Ross' comments on the below link from Politico.
I wonder whatever prompted Ross to go to the Tea Party website(s) looking for a connection since to date there has been no incident of violence committed by anyone associated with the Tea Party (at least that I know of). In addition, James Holmes is hardly an uncommon name. Thank God his name wasn't John Smith.
At this point, it appears that this is a different, much younger James Holmes than the one Ross came up with. ABC has rightfully apologized.
I suggest we all sit back and let the police give us more information on this person. We'll learn soon enough what his motive was.
In the meantime, I suggest Mr Ross check out this lead: Is it possible that this Holmes who is in custody is any relation to the late porn star, Johnnie Holmes (aka Johnnie Wad)?