Drudge is reporting:
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.”..... 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 don't have any evidence that Michael Ware was ever hinged, but he is certainly Unhinged now. I covered his recent tour bleating on the cable news shows in the Friday Freefly, but he seems to have decided to become a one man clown car. The very idea that a media jackal would feel empowered enough to sass a US Senator and war hero is sad. Michael Ware may have four years lying drunk under his bed in his Green Zone hotel, I don't think the Hanoi Hilton, and the other lovely places John McCain spent five years suffering in had room service.
It is sadly unsurprising that the senior member of CNN's "News" team in Baghdad is such a blatant advocate for defeat. But you'd like to think there is someone left at CNN who at least wants to pretend at impartiality. I just wonder whether Ware thinks the folks he is rooting for will keep him supplied with booze, probably right up to when they saw his head off his shoulders. Idiot!
Hot Air has the video of Ware on Maher's show, and here is me doing my best imitation of the Aussie nutbag.
Update: Blackfive busts in on this discussion (Sorry, Jimbo, didn't want to make a new post). One thing - I think that Mick Ware has a ton of courage for even being in Iraq. That said, I question his motives and his loyalty (to Australia , to freedom, to democracy, to anybody other than sucking up to the worst sort of human filth on the planet). Some in the comments have caused me to have to show that, it's not just a link from Drudge that would cause me to question his motives. It's Mick Ware himself. Read his interview via Hugh Hewitt, his refusal to answer certain questions because he knew, KNEW, that he was treading immoral ground. And Joe Katzman at Winds of Change has a comprehensive list of posts and articles about Ware's "reporting." Here's part of the Hewitt interview demonstrating Mick Ware's courage:
"Well, I certainly...I mean, one has to be careful that as the Islamic army of Iraq reminded just last week on Al Jazeera, the insurgent groups study very closely everything that we hear, say and write. And given that we're within their grasp, one always must be diplomatic. Suffice to say, it's very hard to relate to the goals or tactics that the hard-line Islamists employ." - Michael Ware
That's right. He must temper what he writes because the enemy will know what he writes...as if that wasn't enough difference between them and us to cause a reporter to at least appreciate the free world...