Shameful media malpractice: ABC’s Brian Ross links Aurora theater shooter to Tea Party

Transcript via a tipster:

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

Way to go, ABC! Solid reporting always includes the phrase “Now we don’t know.”

Update: Quelle surprise — James Holmes has no affiliation with the Colorado Tea Party. ABC has walked back its earlier claim…