Stephanolpoulos: I'm going to go to Brian Ross. You've been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.It irritates me to no end that innocent people would be found useful to victimize. These poor people died at the hands of some cowardly twerp, and George "Steffi" Stephanolpoulos and Brian Ross find their deaths can be useful to advance a political agenda. It is absolutely outrageous.
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.
Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we'll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.
Well, in fact I must tell you, George, that the 'Jim Holmes' in Aurora, Colorado that Brian Ross discovered was not the 24 year old Jim Holmes that committed the murders. The Tea Party Jim Holmes is 52. The Jim Holmes that donned a gas mask and a bullet proof vest had nothing to do with the Tea Party, and even, for the sake of your edification, even if he was a member of the Tea Party, it wouldn't mean anything as far as the Tea Party goes. The murders committed are the responsibility of the person who committed them, in this case the young Jim Holmes. Meanwhile, the older Jim Holmes that you incorrectly identified had to get his phone number unlisted. That's investigative journalism for you. But what the hell do you care? The point was to smear the Tea Party. Well, all you really ended up doing was to pour a gallon of bilge water over your own heads.