Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ware Derangement Syndrome

The Michael Ware thingy has messed with some heads. Witness this exchange on Hot Air:

So heckling and asking a tough question from Michael Ware has turned into possible giggling and a cough from some person in the back of the room?
Nonfactor on April 3, 2007 at 3:02 PM

Don’t be such a goddamned hack. You were only too happy to celebrate when the story fell apart yesterday, which I honestly and forthrightly reported. Now we’ve got a new fact that cuts the other way and I’m honestly and forthrightly reporting that, and you’re in full spin mode. Typical leftist. You’re an embarrassment.
Allahpundit on April 3, 2007 at 3:06 PM

Calm down. This “new fact” doesn’t prove anything. It states that one reporter in the back of the room laughed. Is this even close to the story originally reported?
Nonfactor on April 3, 2007 at 3:09 PM

Is it even close? Drudge reported that Michael Ware “heckled” McCain. AFP’s reporting that a reporter in the back, which is where Ware was sitting, “giggled” noticeably enough during McCain’s remarks as to warrant mention in a news article.

Yeah, I’d call that “close.”
Allahpundit on April 3, 2007 at 3:15 PM

Do you know how ridiculous that sounds? “One reporter” giggled. That’s not heckling, and we’re not even sure if it was Ware. If the original story reported that one reporter giggled when McCain said something outlandish all this other story would do would corroborate it; but the original story stated that Michael Ware (not the anonymous “one reporter”) “heckled” McCain during the press conference; there is no evidence of this aside from a passing mention in one article.
Nonfactor on April 3, 2007 at 3:20 PM


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