“Earlier I reported incorrectly that the shooting suspect might be tied to the Tea Party. I apologize for the mistake,” he said via Twitter.
Here’s the original blog post:
The Colorado Springs-based state director of Americans for Prosperity said he was “shocked and disgusted” by comments on ABC linking the Tea Party to a deadly mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater.
“I am shocked and disgusted by the knee-jerk reaction of ABC reporters Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos suggesting the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings,” Jeff Crank, a conservative radio host, said in a statement.
“Their haphazard reporting is not only shameful but shows a clear lack of journalistic ethics and standards. Tragedy after tragedy seems to be exploited for political gain by some,” he said.
Crank is accusing ABC of “politicizing the issue in promotion of their own personal political beliefs” instead of focusing on the victims and families.
“Simply put, ABC crossed the line and should apologize,” he said.
“I pray the perpetrator of this violence will be brought to justice. Until then, we should focus on joining together as Americans to overcome this tragedy and comfort those who have lost someone and are grieving.”
Here’s video the ABC report: