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Yes, it has happened again. Just a few hours after the awful tragedy in an Aurora, Colorado theater had occurred, Mike Opelka of TheBlaze.com in his story "Limbaugh, Tea Party, & Guns Already Blamed for Colo. Theater Shooting (And Wait Until You See What ABC Did)" posted that ABC reporter Brian Ross said, “There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, CO, uh Paige, on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last summer. We don’t know if
this is the same Jim Holmes, but it is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.” After Mr. Ross's comment was almost immediately debunked by Breitbart.com, ABC responded with, "An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. Several other local residents with similar names were also contacted via social media by members of the public who mistook them for the suspect." Although later, ABC took more responsibility for their mistake, it's quite disgusting that an attempt was made to link the shooter to the Tea Party to begin with. It points to an ulterior motive to make an attempt to smear conservatives at every opportunity. Like their "anointed one" the left wing media are FAST and FURIOUS when it comes to jumping any opportunity to try and paint the Tea Party as a group of extremists or to present the Second Amendment "Right to Bear Arms" in a negative light.
If we move back in time, we can remember when bowling ball sharp DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Shultz
incorrectly tried to associate The Tea Party for the shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The appalling thing about what Wasserman-Shultz said is the myth she was pushing had already been debunked by Stephanie Condon at CBSNews.com in January of 2011, almost an entire year earlier. Some
evidence also exists that suggests Loughner was a pot-smoking atheist. Conservative pot smoking atheists are about as common as conservative college professors. According to The Washington Post (2005), by their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study...... The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.
Sadly, using the behavior of the media as the basis for this conclusion, academia may be less biased toward conservatives than the media, as if one with an objective mind would even deem that possible.
Of course, it hasn't been that long ago that MSNBC was caught editing the transcript of the conversation of George Zimmerman with a police dispatcher prior to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The edit made it appear as though Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question asked by the dispatcher. In his April 7 article NBC fires producer over edited Trayvon Martin callChris Francescani of Reuters reported that MSNBC fired a senior producer for this recklessness. The record of the mainstream media is clear and appalling. The only solace that conservatives have is that the blogosphere, social media, and talk radio continue to do their diligent work to keep the lamestream media honest.