The Breitbartniks are complaining that ABC's Brian Ross, upon learning that the suspect in the Aurora theater massacre was named James Holmes, said,
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.Well, I'll confess that I tried to find this guy online, and, searching "jim holmes aurora" in Google Discussions, I found messages at rec.guns (the one here that begins "(unknown) Hitech sells them") and alt.survival (click the second "no one" message here) -- but in both cases the messages are from more than a decade ago. The suspect is 24. I don't think he'd be offering to buy a bunch of weapons (as he is in the second message) as a middle-schooler. The letter to the editor here ("I am not surprised that a US attorney has been killed ... I am also not surprised that the media, who finds a darling stepchild in the anti-gun movement, repeatedly brings up his activities along this line as a likely line of investigation") is also from more than a decade ago.
I wouldn't be surprised if this gun fan is the Aurora tea party guy, but I bet it's not our shooter. The age is just wrong.
This won't turn out to be motivated by right-wing politics. A wingnut shooter would shoot up an indie film or a Sean Penn film or a film with Susan Sarandon or Rosie O'Donnell in it. Or something gay-themed or maybe sympathetic to Muslims. This is going to turn out to be just plain old American apolitical weapon-loving craziness. That's my guess.