According to a news conference this morning, 10 of the dead are still in the theatre. But that doesn’t stop Obama’s White House, liberals, and ABC from trying to score political points. Remember the leftist mantra–never let a good crisis go to waste! Here’s background and the latest on this obscene event, and the now usual depraved response by liberals.
Gunman attacks ‘Batman’ premiere in Colorado, 12 dead
A gunman in a gas mask and bullet-proof vest killed 12 people at a midnight premiere of the new “Batman” movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.
The attack injured 55 others including children during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at a mall in the suburb of Aurora, which turned into a chaotic scene of bleeding victims, horrified screams and pleas of “I’m hit, help me,” witnesses said.
The suspect also booby-trapped his Aurora apartment with sophisticated explosives, creating a hazard for law-enforcement and bomb squad officers who swarmed to the scene. Authorities evacuated five nearby buildings, and created a perimeter of several blocks.
Officers took the suspect into custody in the parking lot behind the cinema, where he surrendered without a fight, police said.
And how did ABC “reporter” Brian Ross handle this horrific news? As a great opportunity to blame…wait for it…Tea Party!
“Good Morning America” Attempts To Tie CO Shooter To Tea Party
George Stephanopolous: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. Brian, you’ve been looking at it, investigating the background of Jim Holmes. You found something that might be significant.
Brian Ross, ABC News: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado on the tea party site as well, talking about enjoying the Tea Party last year. We don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes but it is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
Stephanopolous: Okay, we’ll keep looking at that.
Even Gawker gets it right about this buffoon:
America’s Wrongest Reporter, ABC News’ Brian Ross, Demonstrates Yet Again How He Earned the Title
ABC eventually apologized, and Ross tweeted a little something. Not good enough. ABC should fire Brian Ross.
Video: Romney Statement. Romney pledges to ‘mourn with those that mourn in Colorado’
In the meantime, the Obama White House decides this is a a great time to try to score political points on a pet agenda item–Gun Control. Via Beltway Confidential.
President Obama’s spokesman, asked about gun control laws in the immediate aftermath of the Colorado shooting, expressed the need for “common sense” measures that protect Americans and their freedom.
“I would say as you know the president believes we need to take common sense measures that protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans while ensuring that those who should not have guns under existing laws do not get them,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during the press gaggle en route to the nation’s capitol. “We’re making progress in that regard in terms of improving the volume and quality of information on background checks but I have nothing additional on that for you. This is obviously a recent event.”