"Ware discussed his PTSD in a disturbing December 2008 Men's Journal piece. “I am not the same f**king person," reads the lead.
It's unclear exactly how long he's been on leave, but the last update on his personal website was on Dec. 18, 2009.
Ware is a successful and well-loved correspondent, and fans have been getting curious about his absence.
Indeed, All Things CNN writes:
His work for CNN over the past four years has been an astonishing and brutally honest look at the causes and results of war. Not easy subject matter to watch… but he made us care. His urgency and passion burst through our television sets and made us pay attention, made us want to understand.
You'd think that given CNN's ratings troubles it would be doing anything it can to give the viewers what they want." Business Insider
Ware is "not the same f**king person." Of course not; how could he be? Some memories are burned on the soul, forever. His reporting was always the best rivaled only by that of Richard Engel. CNN seems to have lost its way, converted into a vehicle for propaganda. I guess Mike's unblinking, profane and fearless reporting was just too much for them. pl