John McCain Heckled by CNN 'Reporter' Michael Ware
Michael Ware is an Australian journalist reporting for CNN as an international correspondent based in Baghdad. Though many no longer consider Ware a reporter, but an activist. Has CNN plummeted even deeper into the anti-war camp by placing the reporter turned activist on air to give reports of his version of the war in Iraq? Apparently Ware still has an attitude about Senator McCain's earlier comments that the situation is getting better in Iraq.
Ware scoffed at that suggestion last week with Wolf Blitzer on air: "To suggest that there's any neighborhood in this city where an American can walk freely is beyond ludicrous. ... I don't know what part of Neverland Senator McCain is talking about when he says we can go strolling in Baghdad."
Now it appears that he has stepped up his assault and there is a report that Ware has now turned to heckling. Matt Drudge is reporting that that during a live press conference in Bagdad, Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were heckled by CNN reporter Michael Ware. An official at the press conference called Ware’s conduct “outrageous,” saying, “here you have two United States Senators in Bagdad giving first-hand reports while Ware is laughing and mocking their comments. I’ve never witnessed such disrespect. This guy is an activist not a reporter.”
Senators McCain and Graham flew into Iraq and drove into Bagdad, making stops at an open market and a joint Iraq/American military security outpost before appearing at the press conference.
Drudge notes that earlier Ware had suggested he uses the bottle to battle his time in Iraq. In an interview with Bill Maher he reportedly said, “I've been given a front-row ticket to watch this slow-motion train wreck … I try to stay as drunk for as long as possible while I'm here … In fact, I'm drinking now.”
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