McCain lies again -- with Right Wing enablers [VIDEO]

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A few weeks ago John McCain went on a Right Wing radio show and lied about Iraq.

CNN's Iraq correspondent Michael Ware was very critical of the Republican's remarks, noting that there's "laughter down the line" in response to his comments -- from the military itself.

The brave senator subsequently visited a Baghdad shopping market armed to the teeth (or rather his guards were), a stunt mocked round the world, culminating in a press conference.

A pernicious Drudge-inspired rumor began to circulate shortly thereafter that CNN's Ware was heckling McCain during the conference.

It was reported by boot-licking blog Redstate and picked up by Fox's Hannity, the well-worn path of half-truths, quarter-truths, and truths with no name.

Asked about the "heckling" on Hannity's radio program, which plays on ABC Radio Networks, McCain claimed that he had, indeed, been heckled by Ware.

Except, here's the footage of the entire press conference (two videos up top), and, umm, not a heckle, laugh, comment, or inappropriate gesture in sight. In fact, it's a terribly boring piece of politicking by a group of sad sack Republicans repeating talking points to incredulous listeners against a sedate backdrop.

The Straight Talk Express will now be making local stops.

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