Would you like some booze with your news?
From the whatever-else-you-may-think-of-McCain department
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[UPDATED BY Erick]: Yes, this is the same Michael Ware that convinced CNN to show a terrorist group's propaganda video of the terrorists hunting and killing American soldiers and Ware very willingly provided voice over commentary -- naturally CNN presented it as news.
[UPDATED BY streiff]: BlackFive's Uncle Jimbo gives you the background on Michael Ware in his timeless "Tale of Two Aussies."
Whoops. Courtesy of the indispensable Drudge, CNN reporter Michael Ware spills the beans.
During a live press conference in Bagdad, Senators McCain and Graham 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.”
But that's not the money quote. Oh no, far from it. Read on...
The brief little Drudge piece goes on to report that Senators McCain and Graham are doing yeomen's work in Iraq, preparing the ground for the arrival of your intrepid RedState reporters, Coates and Emanuel. (You did get your contribution in, didn't you? Good! If you don't, you can't say you were a part of the conspiracy.)
Here's Michael Ware's reaction to that:
“I don't know what part of Neverland Senator McCain is talking about when he says we can go strolling in Baghdad.”
But wait, there's more. Just in case you thought that America's finest elite journalists (the people we trust to tell us how to think) are fueled by soft narcotics, Ware gives the more-prosaic truth:
Michael Ware has also publicly expressed his views on the war last year in an interview with Bill Maher, saying, “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.”
I can tell you that you can depend on Jeff and Victoria to put in more than their share of elbow grease at the bar. But they'll still come back with a straighter story than Michael Ware can manage.