One would think that after falsely smearing the Tea Party for the Aurora shootings, ABC’s Brian Ross might want to be careful. But no. After Sunday’s shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, Brian Ross again labels the shooter a “right wing” fanatic.
from News Busters:
After explaining Wade Page’s links to violent, bigoted groups, Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos wondered how this murderer could have purchased a gun, Ross insisted that the FBI did not have “enough evidence to open a full field investigation because of his links to these right-wing, neo-Nazi groups.”
Right-wing? What’s right-wing about neo-Nazis? Nazism, as some forget, is short for national socialism.
Page killed six people and wounded three others at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday.
Of course, Ross has a history with this. Just hours after the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, he went on GMA and falsely alerted, “There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado 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 the same Jim Holmes.”
A few hours later, Ross corrected his inaccurate suggestion on ABC.
On Tuesday, Ross featured a clip of Mark Potok from the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center. On March 7, 2011, Potok appeared on CNN and absurdly claimed that “the radical right” was a bigger threat than radical Islam.
As we said before: ABC, it’s time to fire Brian Ross.