And if there's anything to take away from this tragedy, it's that life is very fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters here isn't the small things, not the trivial things, which often consume us in our daily lives. Ultimately, it's how we choose to treat one another, and how we love one another.
This week I caught a columnist who had made a mistake in accusing someone unjustly. I posted a comment and the article was withdrawn soon after and an apology was made.
Today ABC issued an apology.
An article titled ABC News apologizes for speculation that theater shooter James Holmes linked to Tea Party relates the following information.
An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. Several other local residents with similar names were also contacted via social media by members of the public who mistook them for the suspect.
ABC also issued an online apology: “ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.”
Read full article: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/181843/abc-news-speculates-theater-shooter-jim-holmes-linked-to-tea-party/
President Obama spoke about the tragedy which you can view here.
Alternatively, you can read the transcript here.