Much has already been written (both here and many other places) about Brian Ross at ABC News immediately and falsely connecting the Aurora mass murderer to the Tea Party. Of course the actions of Ross should come as no surprise to anyone that has been paying attention to the horrific media bias on display in this country.
A collection of incidents where the media has attempted to connect the Tea Party movement to violence where no such connection existed includes:
- University of Alabama professor Dr. Amy Bishop killing three of her colleagues. (Feb 2010)
- James Lee taking hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters. (Sep 2010)
- The murder of census bureau representative Bill Sparkman. (Sep 2009)
- The Time Square bombing attempt by Faisal Shahza. (May 2010)
- Andrew Stack flying his private plane into an IRS building in Austin TX. (Feb 2010)
- The shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Jan 2011)
(For a more detailed write up see here.)
In this case the bias is so obvious even John Stewart can’t help but notice it:
Stewart fails to mention how common this “mistake” is made by his fellow liberal media coworkers. That he acknowledged it at all is a start, I guess.