RUSH: This is just classic. In fact, grab number seven first. And then we’re gonna go back and get number six. Both of these sound bites are — well, the first one is July 20th, 2012, and this is Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos talking to Brian Ross. Brian Ross is the chief investigative correspondent for ABC News. He’s a chief. This is their bread and butter. This is the guy that does investigative journalism. This is the guy that goes out there and finds all of these people engaging in corruption before anybody else knows.
This is the guy that wades through the murk and peels away the onion to get to the real focus of evil out there on whatever it might be. This happens to be after a school shooting in Colorado, another mass murder shooting in Colorado at a school. You might remember this. George Stephanopoulos says, “I want to go to Brian Ross here.” They’re trying to find the perp. Well, they found the perp, but they’re trying to find out, who is this guy? Who is this perp? And that’s what this bite’s about.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I want to go to Brian Ross here, because, Brian, you’ve been looking, investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You’ve found something that might be significant.
ROSS: There’s 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 is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Okay, we’ll keep looking at that.
RUSH: By God, we hope it’s the same guy. Oh, do we want to break this story. We want to break the story that the mass shooter is a member of the Tea Party, George, and I’m Brian Ross, and I’m working hard on it, and we found a guy with this name and he’s right there, he’s right there on the Tea Party named roster of members.
Well, it turned out it was not the same guy because Tea Party people are not mass murderers. No, but the left would love to find one. I found it instructive, the first place they went, “Okay, we get a name.” What’s the first thing that they did at ABC News? See if we can link this guy to Republicans. Let’s see if we can link this shooting to conservatives. Maybe on talk radio. Maybe the Tea Party. Maybe we’ll hit the trifecta! Maybe the guy’s Tea Party and listens to talk radio and watches Fox News. That’s what they were hoping.
And of course the shooter had nothing to do with anything to do with conservatism. If anything, he had liberal influences. But this is just to illustrate, especially for those of you listening for the first time today, the kind of things that we focus on here. I mean, it was absurd from the get-go, but this is who they are. They were hoping and praying that the Tea Party had something to do with this. It’s how afraid of it they are. Okay, Brian Ross this morning, ABC News Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos talking to Brian Ross about the event at the French magazine.
ROSS: Eyewitnesses said the two gunmen said they were from Al-Qaeda in Yemen, but so far there have been no substantiated claims of responsibility from either Al-Qaeda or the ISIS group in Syria. George?
STEPHANOPOULOS: Thanks, Brian.
RUSH: Very careful there. Now, you go back to 2012 when it might have been the Tea Party, and we say that last. (imitating Ross) “Hey, George, what we got here is Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. We don’t know if the same Jim Holmes, but it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, and we’re gonna keep looking at this.”
Then you go to yesterday, “Well, I don’t know, George, we gotta be real, real careful here. Eyewitnesses said the two gunmen said they were from Al-Qaeda in Yemen, but no, no, no, no, we don’t have any substantiated claims. We gotta be very, very, very, very, very, very careful here, George, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.”
You see the difference? Tea Party, we can’t help ourselves. We can’t control ourselves. It might be the Tea Party, yeah! And they put it out there first so that’s the first thing people hear, Jim Holmes, Tea Party. And then they say, “Now, we don’t know if it’s same one, but Jim Holmes, Tea Party,” and this one, “Well, they say it’s Al-Qaeda, but we don’t want jump to any conclusions on this, George, no, no, no, no, no, may not be Al-Qaeda, may not be Al-Qaeda in Yemen, no, no, no, no, no. Gotta be very, very, very careful.”