Congressman on Media’s Rush to Blame Aurora Tragedy on Tea Party: ‘Destructive to the Country’
As many of you are probably well aware of by now, "investigative correspondent" Brian Ross appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" hours after the Colorado shooting tragedy and tied the gunman to a man with the same name who appeared on the Colorado Tea Party Patriots website.
Of course, Ross' rush to judgment with zero facts and all speculation turned out to be incorrect. He later came back on air and admitted he was wrong and that it was, in fact, not the same person.
We caught up with Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) at the Smart Girl Summit held in Alexandria, Va. and asked him why he believes the mainstream media is quick to always blame tragedies on the Tea Party. Price says the media is destructive to both political discussion and the country.
"The media especially on the left tries to take advantage of every single activity, positive or negative. And it’s destructive. It’s destructive to the discussion we have from a political standpoint. It’s destructive to the body politic. It’s destructive to the country. The motives for those individuals escapes me, but I do know the American people are smarter than that. They understand that people like the person who was responsible for this are deranged, and it has nothing to do with their politics," Price said.