Ross, who is ABC News’ chief investigative correspondent, said on air that he found a “Jim Holmes” from Aurora, Colorado, on a Colorado tea party organisation’s website. “We don’t know if this is the same ‘Jim Holmes,'” Ross said.
Stewart ripped Ross for being lazy. “I put the name ‘James Holmes’ into my search engine and hit the ‘I’m feeling lazy’ button,” Stewart said.
When Ross corrected the report on air, explaining that he was wrong two and a half hours later, he did not apologise for his mistake, something that Stewart also noticed
“And I’m really sorry, deeply sorry…to the innocent man that I casually, baselessly, and publicly accused of, I don’t know, maybe being a mass murderer,” Stewart said. “Cause when I was Googling his name, I saw the phrase, the ‘Tea Party,’ and thought, ‘Oh, that’s a preexisting narrative! I should get that on the TV.'”
Stewart said he was appalled that there was no punishment for Ross. Stewart suggested ABC sentence him to Wipeout.
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