With less than his usually loud sarcasm, Colbert told his audience that when "Faced with something like this, there is nothing really to be said. Other than I am sorry that other broadcasters got to say all that nothing before I had a shot."
Colbert was referring to the media's senseless and near instantaneous speculation of James Holmes' politics. Breitbart News falsely accused the accused killer of being a democrat, and ABC News falsely reported Holmes a Tea Party member, as if we could somehow correlate his murder of 12 innocent people with his political leanings.
Since then we’ve learned a few things about James Eagan Holmes—all of it disturbing: