Sunday, April 01, 2007

CNN 'Reporter' Drops Mask, Heckles McCain

Australian Michael Ware is assigned to CNN's notorious Baghdad bureau - the one that stayed open by agreeing to help out Saddam with his propaganda efforts - supposedly as a "reporter."

From the National Ledger:
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...

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.”
CNN has a far different definition of "reporter," than do most English speakers. If CNN leaves this clown on their payroll, the cable network deserves all the damage they accrue to their already soiled reputation.