Sometimes you can tell that someone really, really meant to do or say something. Not by their facial expression or tone of voice; instead, it's how fast they say they're sorry when you call them out on their behavior.
That's what I charge ABC News has done in apologizing for correspondent Brian Ross speculating as to a Tea Party connection between theater shooting suspect James Holmes and an Aurora, CO area Tea Party. As this news coverage shows -- and it links to my e-mail letter to ABC on behalf of Gotham Tea Party, and ABC's quick response back -- ABC is having difficulty getting past this controversy.
In reality, I believe ABC is only sorry...that there was no connection between the shooter and the Tea Party.