CNN reporter slams Drudge’s charge that he ‘heckled’ McCain; Exclusive video confirms his claim

The Raw Story has all the great video and links to follow the McCain-Ware feud. Be sure to check them out…

The Raw Story | CNN reporter slams <i>Drudge’s</i> charge that he ‘heckled’ McCain; Exclusive video confirms his claim

CNN reporter Michael Ware this morning hit back at news aggregator Matt Drudge who accused him on Sunday of “heckling” Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham at a Baghdad press conference. Video acquired by RAW STORY appeared to show a short press conference without any interruptions and with Ware himself asking no questions during the question and answer session.On CNN this morning, Ware denied the Drudge Report “exclusive” which ran yesterday and questioned Drudge’s source.

“This is a report that was leaked by an unnamed official of some kind to a blog, to somewhere on the internet,” Ware told Soledad O’Brien this morning on CNN, according to an unofficial transcript posted at the conservative blog Power Line. “No one has gone and put their name forward. We certainly haven’t heard Senator McCain say anything about it or any of his staff have come forward to say anything about it.”

Ware instead accused the officials running the press conference of preventing the CNN correspondent from even asking a question.

“Indeed, I didn’t say a word. I didn’t even ask a question,” Ware added. “In fact, when I raised my hand to ask a question, the press conference abruptly ended, so what I would suggest is that anyone who has any queries about whether I heckled, watch the videotape of the press conference.”

RAW STORY acquired the following video clip of the introductory remarks segment of the press conference on CNN, which did not appear to include any interruptions from Ware or other reporters.

 
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